Tagged: Central Intelligence Agency

U.S. Ambassador Henry Cabot Lodge with General Khan

February 20, 1965 – Vietnam: Attempted Overthrow – Days Of Intrigue.

We gotta ask: Become a Patron! One of those days full of intrigues from Southeast Asia. In this case, an attempted coup on the part of troops loyal to former Premier Diem (who was assassinated and overthrown with a little CIA help), against troops loyal to Military strongman and Vietnamese...

Children in Europe - 1946

Relief And Recovery: A question Of Food – Coming Cold War: A Question Of Meddling – 1946 – UNRRA And The Russia-Iranian Dispute

Cedric Foster – News And Comment – April 1946 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – 1946 signified one year since the end of World War 2. In that year, the world went from a sigh of relief to an uneasy holding of breath, to glimpses of an uncertain future. In...

Africa - Independence on the move

G. Mennen Williams Goes To Africa – Meet The Press – 1961 – Past Daily Weekend Reference Room

  G. Mennen Williams – Meet The Press – Discussion on Africa – March 28, 1961 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection When Assistant Secretary Of State for African Affairs G. Mennen Williams returned from a month-long tour of sixteen African nations, he returned with a suitcase full of mixed messages....

India- China border War - Nov. 1962

November 22, 1962 – Showdown On Tax Reform – Taking A Breather In The India-China War

November 22, 1962 – NBC Radio News Of The World – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – November 22, 1962 – A busy Thanksgiving Day in 1962. On Capitol Hill, an uproar over the new Tax Reform package and fears it may be shot down. Congressional leaders were putting the brakes...

NATO Rome Summit - Nov. 1991

November 7, 1991 – A NATO Summit In Rome – Questions Over The Death Of Captain Bob

November 7, 1991 – CBS World News Roundup – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – November 7, 1991 – Busy news day. Starting with the NATO summit in Rome where President Bush voiced concerns over the formation of a joint European Army. The Joint Communique, worked out largely before Secretary General...

Dr. Edward Teller

A Few Words With Dr. Edward Teller – Father Of The H-Bomb – 1963 – Past Daily Reference Room

Dr. Edward Teller – Meet The Press – September 1, 1963 – NBC Radio – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Dr. Edward Teller – Father of the H-Bomb, being interview during this episode of the NBC series Meet The Press on his resistance to the Nuclear de-armament Treaty, then in...

Prsident Truman address to Congress

September 6, 1945 – The Road Back To Peace

September 6, 1945 – President Truman Post-War Peace proposals and Policies Discussion – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – September 6, 1945 – With the War over a little less than a month, the road back to Peace and life-before-War was foremost on everyone’s minds. On this day, the new Emergency...

Ornette Coleman

Ornette Coleman Quartet Live In Paris – 1971 – Past Daily Downbeat

Ornette Coleman Quartet – live in Paris – Théatre du Palais de Chaillot – October 25, 1971 – Radio France – Ornette Coleman in concert this weekend. With his Quartet: Dewey Redman on Tenor sax and Clarinet, Charlie Haden on bass and Ed Blackwell on drums. Recorded at Théatre du...

Counter-culture Americana

“Not Necessarily Beautiful But . . . Stoned” – Drugs And Counterculture Americana – 1970 – Past Daily Pop Chronicles

The Drug Scene In America – Groovin’ – May 18, 1970 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – America’s long-standing love affair with all things distracting. Drugs, by the late 1960s were just as much part of American culture as Hot Dogs. Part of it was understandable – if you were...

Army-McCarthy Hearings April 27, 1954

Army-McCarthy Hearings – Day 4 – April 27, 1954 – Past Daily Reference Room

Army-McCarthy Hearings – April 27, 1954 – CBS Radio Recap of days proceedings – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – The history of Senate Subcommittee hearings is a long and contentious one. Before the current fiasco we had Watergate. In the 1970s that pretty much defined what America was all about,...