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Tagged: Henry Kissinger

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January 9, 1973 – New Orleans Snipers And Paris Peace Talks

January 9, 1973 – NBC Nightly News – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – January 9, 1973 – A siege ends and a ceasefire stalls. The three-day long sniper drama at the Howard Johnson’s Hotel in Downtown New Orleans came to an end. The sniper was shot dead, but not after...

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October 19, 1985 – Achille Lauro Aftermath – Benjamin Moloise Aftermath

October 19, 1985 – CBS World News Roundup – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – October 19, 1985 – A day of reactions and protest. Anti-American sentiment was running high in Rome as an emissary of the White House arrived for discussions over the Italian stance on the Achille Lauro hijacking...

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May 24, 1976 – Campaign Trail – Campaign Promises

May 24, 1976 – CBS World News Roundup – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – It was Primary season then, 40 years ago. On May 24, 1976 the race was tightening and heading to the big prize of California on June 8. On this day it was the Oregon Primary and...

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Selling Of The President – 1968 – Past Daily Reference Room

Selling Of The President 1968 – Interview with Joe McGinniss – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – The Selling of The President in 1968. Much as the 1960 Presidential election changed the way politics was marketed to the American people, by 1968 it had become an industry and a science. During...

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February 8, 1976 – 12,000 Known Dead.

  February 8, 1976 – The World This Week – CBS News – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – February 8, 1976 – 40 years ago this week, news that a devastating earthquake hit Guatemala leaving (as of this newscast) some 12,000 dead and many thousands more injured. It was feared...

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Credibility To Mixed Reviews – November 17, 1973

– CBS Radio – Washington Week in Review – November 17, 1973 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – In a week consumed by Watergate and the ongoing investigations – the Nixon White House sought to put a positive spin on things – launching, what was called “The President Fights For...

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Uneasy Lies The Head That Wears The Crown – February 5, 1979

. . . or click on the link here for Audio Player – CBS World News Roundup – February 5, 1979 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection. And things were heating up in the Middle East, this day 36 years ago. Ayatollah Khomeini appointed Scholar and pro-democracy advocate Mehdi Bazargan as...

‘I Am Not A Crook’ – And The Energy Crisis – November 24, 1973 0

‘I Am Not A Crook’ – And The Energy Crisis – November 24, 1973

. . . or click on the link here for Audio Player – CBS Radio – The Washington Week – November 24, 1973 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection. No shortage of Big Ticket crises this week, the one ending on this day in 1973. There was Watergate and the seemingly...

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The Tap-Dance Called Detente – Henry Kissinger Press Conference – October 12, 1973 – Past Daily Reference Room

Click on the link here for Audio Player – NPR Special Program – Secretary Of State Henry Kissinger Press Conference – October 12, 1973 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection. With the Yom Kippur (or Ramadan) War going full-tilt, and what was looking like an ever-increasing chance of an East-West showdown...