Tagged: Federal Bureau of Investigation

Dubrovnik Tragedy 0

April 6, 1996 – Tragedy At Dubrovnik – Death Of Ron Brown – The Freemen Standoff

A somber weekend – the bodies of Commerce Secretary Ron Brown and 32 associates were flown back to Washington from Dubrovnik Croatia where Brown’s plane crashed, killing all on board. President Clinton was particularly saddened by the deaths, calling Ron Brown his great and good friend. Brown and the others...

February 4, 1980 – ABSCAM: New Word In The Dictionary.

On this February 4th in 1980, a new Acronym entered our Dictionary –ABSCAM, which stood for Abdul Enterprises Scam or Arab Scam implicated at least 8 Senators and Congressmen over accepting bribes in exchange for favors. Denials and hand-wringing went into swift action, but questions arose when it was learned...

November 12, 1999 – Adding Insult To Injury; Turkey Gets Hit With Another Big Quake – Trans Fats Are Not Your Friend.

News for this November 12th in 1999 was shrouded in mystery, cloaked in disaster and clogged with apprehension – and not necessarily in that order. The mystery continued over the odyssey of Egyptair Flight 990, with more questions raised than answers. The FBI was considering a criminal investigation as all...

Election 1960

November 8-9, 1960 – Election Night 1960 – America Votes And Waits

Election Night 1960 – CBS News – November 8-9, 1960 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection November 8 and 9, 1960 – America votes – America waits – America bites its collective nails. Lest you all think the election of 2020 will be over within minutes of the polls closing, and...

President Eisenhower Press Conference

April 12, 1954 – An Eisenhower Press Conference – Presidents Being Presidential

President Eisenhower’s Press Conference – May 12, 1954 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection- Contrary to what you may think now, Presidential News conferences were regular affairs – sometimes weekly, always at least monthly. No Press Secretary running flak – just the President and the Press. Although some press conferences were...

News From Times Square - march 1942

March 26, 1942 – The Imperative Of A Second Front

March 26, 1942 – News Of The World – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – March 26, 1942 – News from all the fighting fronts throughout the world this day. More calls for opening a second front – this time from Russia, as Soviet troops launched a counteroffensive, pushing German troops...