Tagged: Independence Movements

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The Ominous Rumble Of Tanks – The End Of Prague Spring – August 20, 1968

Become a Patron! Further evidence that August is a month for upheavals. On the 20th of August in 1968, during the early morning hours, residents in Prague and outlying areas were awakened to the sound of rumbling tanks and squadrons of MIGs. In one swift move, Moscow decided Prague Spring and...

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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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In Another World . . .Madness – July 12, 1960

Click on the link here for Audio Player: NBC News On The Hour – July 12, 1960 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection News for this July 12th in 1960 was wild with contrasts. In Los Angeles, The 1960 Democratic Convention was underway with Senator John F. Kennedy looking very likely...

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Squabbles, Strikes And Strife – July 10, 1947

Click on the link here for Audio Player: News Of The World – July 10, 1947 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection. News for this day in 1947 had much to do with the ending of the Coal Strike and the threat of new ones looming. The recently enacted Taft-Hartley Labor...

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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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Fourth Of July – 1962 – President Kennedy Celebrates A Cold War Fourth.

Click on the link here for Audio Player: Fourth of July celebration with President Kennedy – July 4, 1962 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection The Fourth of July in 2013 is full of turmoil and uncertainty. Oddly, the Fourth of July in 1962 was almost exactly the same. The world...

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Truman Talks Point 4 – June 28, 1950

Click on the link here for Audio Player – President Truman address to Newspaper Guild – Point 4 Program – June 28, 1950 On this day in 1950, President Truman introduced an idea that, had it not been mired in the outbreak of the Korean War only a few days...

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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...