Tagged: Day in history

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Howard Hughes On Capitol Hill – August 6, 1947

Click on the link here for Audio Player: Recap of Howard Hughes Testimony on Capitol Hill for August 6, 1947 – Mutual News – Gordon Skene Sound Collection On this day in 1947, eyes and ears were riveted to the goings on in Capitol Hill in the form of testimony...

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A Brace Of Squeakers – August 5, 1993

Click on the link here for Audio Player – CBS World News Roundup – August 5, 1993 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection Twenty years ago to the day, it was about arm-twisting and squeaker votes on Capitol Hill, scandals at the IRS, the Middle-East and Bosnia. In short – a...

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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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Waiting For The Other Shoe To Drop – August 1, 1945

Click on the link here for Audio Player: BBC World Service – London Column – Aug. 1, 1945 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection While the war was still raging in the Pacific, the war was over in Europe. And the process of dismantling, rebuilding and reassessing the physical and emotional...

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Watchers Of The Sky – July 31, 1940

Click on the link here for Audio Player: News Of The World – NBC Blue Network – July 31, 1940 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection Despite it not being a busy news day, in the middle of Summer and one of the hottest days of the year in Washington, news...

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Pushing An Unpopular Cause, Making An Unconvincing Case – Dean Rusk – July 30, 1967

Click on the link here for Audio Player: Dean Rusk On Face The Nation – July 30, 1967 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection As the War in Vietnam dragged on, and opposition to it grew louder and louder, the justification for it grew more intense from the White House. But...

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Drama In Cell Block Number 9 – July 29, 1979

Click on the link here for Audio Player: News for July 29, 1979 – CBS Radio – Gordon Skene Sound Collection Even though July 29th came on a Sunday in 1979, there was still enough going on to not call it a slow news day. For one thing, the prison...

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Semi-Conscious And Smiling – July 26, 1975

Click  on the link here for Audio Player: The World This Week – July 26, 1975 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection The good news for this week ending on July 26th in 1975 had more to do with what was going on a few thousand miles outside of Earth, rather...

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The Long, Hot Bummer Continues – July 25, 1966

Click on the link here for Audio Player: CBS Radio – The World Tonight – July 25, 1966 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection If anybody had any curiosity over why the Hippie Movement became so prevalent in the 1960s,  you only had to hear this newscast to realize what happened....