Tagged: Cold War

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

Click on the link here for Audio Player – CBS World News Roundup – October 9, 1989 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection 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...

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A Word From John Paul II From The United Nations About A World Gone Askew – October 5, 1995

Click  on the link here for Audio Player – Pope John Paul II Addresses United Nations General Assembly – October 5, 1995 – NPR – Gordon Skene Sound Collection Billed as the last address he would give at a gathering of the United Nations General Assembly, Pope John Paul II...

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Henry Wallace Has A Word Or Two About America – October 4, 1948

Patrons can download this audio for free: Become a Patron! October of 1948, aside from everything else going on in the world, was also a Presidential campaign month. The Democrats had Harry Truman running for re-election (actually, election since he had assumed the Presidency when Franklin Roosevelt died in office...

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Excursions Into Darkness – Recognition Of Red China And A Steel Strike – October 3, 1949

Click on the link here for Audio Player – ABC Radio: Baukhage Talking – news for October 3, 1949 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection A nervous October day in 1949. News of strikes dragging on, news of a creeping paranoia over Communists, news of Capitol Hill gamesmanship. Starting off was...

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The Cold War Gets Its Track Shoes On – Rome Olympics – September 1960 – Past Daily Pop Chronicles

Click on the link here for Audio Player – News From The 1960 Summer Olympics – NBC Radio – September 3, 1960 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection This week, 53 years ago, Rome was playing host to the 1960 Summer Olympics. In this report, re-capping the events for the day...

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Hawks And Doves. Meanwhile: Body Bags – September 26, 1967

Click on the link here for Audio Player: NBC Radio News Of The World – September 26, 1967 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection As the casualty count continued to rise during the ongoing battle at Con Thien, this September 26th in 1967, the ever-widening gap of opinions over what to...

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President Kennedy At The UN – September 25, 1961

Subscribers can download for free:Become a Patron! A United Nations address during times of great change. East-West relations were tenuous at best. UN Secretary Dag Hammarskjold had been killed while on a fact-finding mission to the Congo only days earlier. The area of Southeast Asia was undergoing a state of...

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Saving It By Destroying It – September 23, 1967

Click on the link here for Audio Player – ABC News Around The World – September 23, 1967 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection Waking up to the news this morning in 1967 had much to do with the endless war of attrition in Vietnam. The ongoing battle, mounting casualties and...

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Ali Bhutto Has A Word About Pakistan – September 19, 1973

Click on the link here for Audio Player: National Press Club – Ali Bhutto: Pakistan In A Changing World – Sept. 19, 1973 – NPR – Gordon Skene Sound Collection On this day in 1973, former President (1971-1973) and now Prime Minister Zulfikar Ali Bhutto came to Washington, primarily to...

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The Moscow Fair – September 13, 1959 – Past Daily Reference Room

Patrons download for free: Become a Patron! Before the infamous U-2 incident (the plane, not the band . . .for you who may not know), there was a decided thaw in the Cold War between the U.S. and the Soviet Union. Cultural exchanges were arranged, there was a little less...