Tagged: Communist China

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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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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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Squabbles And Bribes – August 2, 1951

Click on the link here for Audio Player: Edward R. Murrow And The News With Don Hollenbeck – August 2, 1951 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection No shortage of global or domestic hotspots, this August 2nd in 1951. Starting with news of intense squabbling between branches of the military escalating...

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What To Do With A Disgraced Hero – July 23, 1951

Click on the link here for Audio Player: Don Hollenbeck And the News – CBS Radio – July 23, 1951 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection With news for this July 23rd in 1951 focused on President Truman‘s upbeat assessment of the country mid-way through 1951 and cautious reports on negotiations...

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Do We Need A New Foreign Policy? 1950 – Past Daily Reference Room

Click on the link here for Audio Player: American Forum Of The Air – July 9, 1950 – Do We Need A New Foreign Policy? – Gordon Skene Sound Collection. The endless debate on U.S. Foreign Policy, the political wrangling and the blind-sidedness – it would seem to be our...

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How Americans Feel About Vietnam – July 2, 1965

Click on the link here for Audio Player – ABC News Special Report – Dialogue And Decision – July 2, 1965 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection This day in 1965 was about the growing dissatisfaction with the War in Vietnam. There were still a lot of supporters, but an equal...

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The Fog Of Uncertainty – Vietnam – June 21, 1966

Click on the link here for Audio Player – Eric Sevareid Commentary on Vietnam – June 21, 1966 On this day in 1966, mainstream media was still putting an upbeat face on the Vietnam War. Reports of  flagging morale by the Viet-Cong and defectors to the South were outnumbering defectors...

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A Celebration And A Coup – June 19, 1955

Click on the link here for Audio Player: https://s3.amazonaws.com/oildale/wp-content/uploads/2013/06/22152610/news-for-june-19-1955.mp3 While the United Nations were preparing to celebrate 10 years as a peacemaking body on the 20th of June, a military coup was going on in Argentina, with a plan to oust Juan Pèron. this day in June 1955. At the time...

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It’s May 28, 1989 – Do You Know Where Your Latest Scandal Is?

Click on the link here for Audio Player:  Seemingly no end to scandal where Capitol Hill is concerned. For this May 28th in 1989 the specter of Ethics reared its inquiring head and its victims were the House Speaker and the House Whip. As always, money was the factor...

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Getting Ready For the Spring Offensive – May 13, 1951

Click on the link here for Audio Player: Another week of war, this week ending on May 13th in 1951. The war this time was Korea and UN troops were preparing for what they believed was a second Spring offensive by North Korean troops. All that was happening...