Tagged: CBS World News Roundup

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October 9, 1989 – Manuel Noriega And The Little Coup That Couldn’t

News for this October 9th in 1989 had to do with the growing protest movement in East Germany and the rioting going on in East Berlin. The riots erupted when East German police broke up a demonstration urging reforms from the hardline regime of Erich Honecker. Western Press were barred...

Stock Market: 1979 - what a 48 point drop was cause for panic.

October 11, 1979 – Castro Comes – Wall Street Goes, And Capitol Hill Haggles Over Abortion Forever.

Become a Patron! October, it would seem, is not historically without its surprises. On this day in 1979 New York City was turned upside down over a United Nations visit from Cuba‘s Fidel Castro, his first since 1959. Air Traffic was disrupted, street traffic was disrupted, and all told the...

President Roosevelt

President Roosevelt: Jackson Day Dinner – January 8, 1940 – Past Daily Reference Room

President Roosevelt – Andrew Jackson Day Dinner Address – January 8,1940 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – President Roosevelt addressing a packed audience at the annual Jackson Day Dinner, on January 8, 1940: President Roosevelt: “The relative importance of politics and Government is something not always easy to see when...

French former Hostage Aurel Cornea

December 26, 1986 – A Mile-High Gun Battle – A Hostage Release

December 26, 1986 – CBS World News Roundup – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – December 26, 1986 – You would think that, during the holidays, violence, mayhem, tragedy and hostage dramas would take the day off. But no, seems the best time as ever to stage something harrowing or dramatic...

John Lennon Central Park Memorial

December 15, 1980 – Turning Oil Into Gold – Turning Central Park Into Strawberry Fields

December 15, 1980 – CBS World News Roundup – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – December 15, 1980 – A day of war, strife, oil and remembrance. Starting with news of a meeting of OPEC countries, meeting in Bali and the discussion was raising the price of a barrel of Crude...

Poland - Solidarity

December 12, 1980 – Transitions At The White House – Solidarity In Poland

December 12, 1980 – CBS Radio Hourly News – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – December 12, 1980 – A busy day on Capitol Hill, in Diplomatic circles, around the Gdansk Shipyards in Poland. News of the Reagan transition of the White House from Jimmy Carter – snags, ruffled feathers and...

U.S. Embassy - Tehran

November 13, 1979 – Ominous Quiet In Tehran – Reagan Makes It Official

November 13, 1979 – CBS Radio – The World Tonight – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – November 13, 1979 – News from Tehran, this day. The demonstrations, flag burnings and chants of Death To America were calmed down a bit this day. Only because Iran had sent emissaries to the...

The Stock Market 1978

November 2, 1978 – The Gnomes In Zurich Applaud – Will The Euphoria Continue?

November 2, 1978 – CBS World News Roundup – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – November 2, 1978 – News for this day 39 years ago had much to do with the economy, and a state of euphoria that settled in on the world market. Cautious euphoria, and certainly a marked...

Clarence Thomas

October 16, 1991 – By 52-48, Clarence Thomas Squeaks In.

October 16, 1991 – CBS World News Roundup – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – October 16, 1991 – By a 52-48 vote, the Senate confirmed Judge Clarence Thomas to sit on the Supreme Court. After a bruising confirmation hearing, Thomas received the closest vote in U.S. History. In the end,...

David Souter - SCOTUS

September 27, 1990 – Ratcheting Up The Gulf – SCOTUS Gets A Souter

September 27, 1990 – CBS News Update – CBS Hourly News – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – September 27, 1990 – News on this day was hovering around Capitol Hill, where Supreme Court Justice-designate David Souter got the nod and became the latest Justice to serve on the highest court....