Tagged: Cold War

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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

Click on the link here for Audio Player – The Moscow Fair – September 13, 1959 – CBS Radio – Gordon Skene Sound Collection 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...

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Something Went Snap – September 10, 1949

Click on the link here for Audio Player – Voices and Events for week ending September 10, 1949 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection A week where the vagaries of Human Nature went haywire, this Septmeber 10th in 1949. Starting with news of a deadly mass shooting in Camden New Jersey....

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Grasping At The Eel Of Peace – September 9, 1979

Click on the link here for Audio Player – The World This Week + CBS Hourly News – September 9, 1979 – CBS Radio – Gordon Skene Sound Collection Another week of alarm, anticipation and memorials. This one from 1979. The week that ended on September 9th in 1979 had...

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J. Edgar Hoover’s FBI – 1971 – Past Daily Reference Room

Click on the link here for Audio Player – NBC Radio – Second Sunday: J.Edgar Hoover’s FBI – May, 1971 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection Long before the days of Internet spying, domestic surveillance and government intrusion on privacy, we had J.Edgar Hoover. Hoover was the man behind the Federal...

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A Festival Of Selective Amnesia – August 28, 1949

Click on the link here for Audio Player – Voices And Events for the week ending August 28, 1949 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection News for the week ending on this August 28th in 1949 had much to do with a familiar meme; corruption, profiteering, influence peddling and bribery on...

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Buying Friends And Influencing Destiny – August 22, 1961

Click on the link here for Audio Player: Sec. of State Dean Rusk and C. Douglas Dillon – Press Conference re: Alliance For Progress – Aug. 22, 1961 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection. The popularity contest for Hearts and Minds was roaring full-speed ahead on this day in 1961. With...

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A Week Of Rising Expectations – August 16, 1975

Click on the link here for Audio Player – CBS Radio – The Washington Week – August 16, 1975 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection The new overused word on Capitol Hill, this August week in 1975 was Shuttle Diplomacy. And the Man of The Hour for mileage spent hurtling back...

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Pins And Needles And Business As Usual – August 12-13, 1945

Click on the link here for Audio Player – 11 o’clock news and News of The World – August 12-13, 1945 – NBC Radio – Gordon Skene Sound Collection A day where nerves were fried and attention spans were stuck outside the White House. With just hours away from unconditional...