Tagged: Cold War

Edward Stettinius - Nelson Rockefeller

March 5, 1945 – Edward Stettinius And The United Nations – The Chapultepec Conference

March 5, 1945 – Secretary Of State Edward Stettinius – Address from Mexico City Conference – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – March 5, 1945 – A significant day in history. The formulation, planning and development of a World Organization to formulate guidelines for an international peace-keeping body. On this day,...

Demonstrations in Rome - 1969

March 2, 1969 – World Amok With Hot-Spots – View From The International Press

  March 2, 1969 – NET – World Press Review – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – March 2, 1969 – Not that America had more than it’s fair share of issues and problems to deal with, seems the entire world was either in a state of demonstration or verging n...

Jimmy Carter

February 19, 1980 – Olympics In The Balance

February 19, 1980 – CBS Radio – The World Tonight – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – February 19, 1980 – A day with fingers crossed if you were an athlete heading to the Olympics in Moscow. The invasion of Afghanistan, coupled with the hostage situation in Tehran was putting the...

Korean War - February 1951

February 16, 1951 – Stalin Chimes In About Korea – America Chimes In About Europe

  February 16, 1951 – Edward R. Murrow and the news- Gordon Skene Sound Collection – February 16, 1951 – A day filled with Cold War, Korea and uncertainty. Starting with word from Soviet Premier Stalin, voicing his opinion for the first time in a while, that the U.S. was...

Nikolai Bulganin and Nehru - 1955

The Year Was 1955 – Past Daily’s Thousand Yard Stare At The Year

December 31, 1955 – The Year: 1955 – CBS Radio Network – Year-end wrapup of News Events – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Starting today, and going up until New Years Eve, we’ll be running Year-end Wrapups from years gone by; what we’re calling The Thousand Yard Stare; what the...

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 Foster Dulles

John Foster Dulles And The Cold War Press Conference – 1956 – Past Daily Reference Room

John Foster Dulles – Press Conference – December 18, 1956 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Secretary of State John Foster Dulles, unmistakeable symbol of The Cold War and the Arms race. In this press conference, his first since returning from the NATO Summit meeting, the issue of nuclear weapons,...

The Cold War and The Atomic Bomb

Cold War – The Atomic Bomb And The UN – 1948 – Past Daily Reference Room

Atomic Energy And The UN – NBC Radio – Chicago University Round Table – October 24, 1948 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Atomic Energy; for good or for extermination – that was the big question hovering over the world in 1948. The Soviet Union was making ominous gestures and...

Freddie Mercury

December 1, 1991 – A Week Of Wonders And Loss – Not The Least, Freddie Mercury

ABC World News This Week – December 1, 1991 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – December 1, 1991 – A week where the Cold War was starting to fade from view. A week where The Doomsday Clock was set at its lowest point at seventeen minutes before midnight. A far...

Trenches on the Western Front

November 30, 1939 – France At War – View From The Front

November 30, 1939 – Victor Lusinchi Reports From France – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – November 30, 1939 – with the War in Europe now three months old, the anticipation of a long, drawn out series of battles and maneuvers was causing many to feel this was The Great War...