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Tagged: Central America

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July 5, 1983 – Cold War Haggling And A Kerfuffle Named Watt

July 5, 1983 – CBS World News Roundup – Newsbreak – 9:00 am news – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – July 5, 1983 – the morning after fireworks and barbecues, the world continued to spin. Starting with news from Moscow that a meeting between West Germany’s Helmut Kohl and Russia’s...

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March 22, 1981 – The Cold War Frying Pan

March 22, 1981 – The World This Week – ending March 22, 1981 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – March 22, 1981 – Ending a week of turmoil and uncertainty. The situation in El Salvador, the drumbeat of war and the fear of another Vietnam was taking centerstage this week,...

The Changing Presidency 1975 – Past Daily Reference Room 0

The Changing Presidency 1975 – Past Daily Reference Room

The Changing Presidency – NPR-National Town Meeting – 1975 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – The Presidency. In 1975, with the country reeling over Watergate and the White House now occupied by someone not elected to the highest office, the question arose as to just how much power the President...

Civil Rights Legislation In 1949 – Past Daily Reference Room 0

Civil Rights Legislation In 1949 – Past Daily Reference Room

Harry Truman’s Civil Rights Legislation – Chicago University Roundtable – February 6, 1949 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Harry Truman’s Civil Rights legislation. It was the fulfillment of a promise Truman made while campaigning for election (re-election) in 1948. It succeeded in alienating the South. So much so, that...

A Week Of Rattled Sabers – A Season Of Empty Words – January 6, 1991 0

A Week Of Rattled Sabers – A Season Of Empty Words – January 6, 1991

. . . or click on the link here for Audio Player – ABC World News This Week – ending January 6, 1991 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection. This week in 1991 saw an inching towards all-out confrontation between the U.S. and its allies and Iraq over the occupation of...

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Is This Trip Necessary? March 17, 1988

Click on the link here for Audio Player – CBS Radio News – The World Tonight – March 17, 1988 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection This St. Patrick’s Day in 1988 was greeted with news of another military incursion in Central America – this time it was Honduras with 3,500...

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To Bork, Or Not To Bork – October 11, 1987

Click on the link here for Audio Player – ABC World News This Week – October 11, 1987 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection News for this week, ending on October 11th in 1987 had much to do with the brouhaha on Capitol Hill over Pres. Reagan’s nomination of Judge Robert...

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Yours Truly, OPEC – July 8, 1979

Click on the link here for Audio Player: News for week ending July 8, 1979 – CBS The World This Week – Gordon Skene Sound Collection News for the week ending on this July 8th in 1979 had a lot to do with the Middle East (surprise). The energy crisis...

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Ron And Nancy Head East, The Atomic Cloud Heads West, And There Ain’t No Such Thing As Sanctuary – May 2, 1986

Click on the link here for Audio Player: Not nearly as dire as the headline might indicate. Still, May 2nd 1986 saw President Reagan arrive in Tokyo for talks with Prime Minister Nakasone, amid a police presence of some 30,000 and not a whole lot of fanfare over...