Tagged: Iran–Contra affair

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February 11, 1987 – The Hostage-For-Prisoner Swap And Death To America All Over Again.

A little support goes a long way: Become a Patron! News for this day in 1987 started with the storm of protest over a U.S. proposal for a hostage-for-prisoner swap that included 8 Americans and one Israeli in exchange for Palestinians being held by Israel. No, the Israeli’s weren’t going...

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November 13, 1979 – Ominous Quiet In Tehran – Reagan Makes It Official

November 13, 1979 – CBS Radio – The World Tonight – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – November 13, 1979 – News from Tehran, this day. The demonstrations, flag burnings and chants of Death To America were calmed down a bit this day. Only because Iran had sent emissaries to the...

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May 8, 1987 – Gary Hart: “I tremble for my country when I think we may, in fact, get the kind of leaders we deserve.”

May 8, 1987 – CBS News + Gary Hart Announcement and Press Conference – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – May 8, 1987. a day of announcements and hearings. In Denver, Presidential hopeful Gary Hart addressed a crowd and took himself out of the race, all due to alleged affairs. Up...

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May 3, 1987 – And Now, The Contras.

May 3, 1987 – CBS Radio News On The Hour – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – May 3, 1987 – Just ahead of the hearings over U.S. involvement in clandestine support for the Nicagarua Contras, who were in the midst of fighting the leftist government of Daniel Ortega. President Reagan...

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March 16, 1988 – Manuel Noriega: “The Gunshots Were Only Kisses”.

March 16, 1988 – CBS Radio – The World Tonight – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – March 16, 1988 – A busy day if you lived in Central America. Starting with news from Honduras that an attack by Nicaraguan troops on Contra rebels inside Honduras was causing the White House...

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March 8, 1990 – Amid Reports – Afghanistan, Nicaragua, Damascus – you name it.

March 8, 1990 – CBS World News Roundup – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – March 8, 1990 – a day built around the operative phrase: “amid reports”, news of a day in flux all over the world. Starting with Afghanistan, where reports were sketchy, but told of a day after...

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February 23, 1987 – . . . And On Top Of Everything, Andy Warhol

February 23, 1987 – CBS World News Roundup – CBS Hourly News – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – February 23, 1987 – A milestone day – at the time immersed in Jewish-Russian dissidents and the ongoing Iran-Contra investigation – but also reflecting on the loss of two Popular Culture giants....

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May 11, 1987 – The Iran-Contra Circus Comes To Capitol Hill

May 11, 1987 – CBS World News Roundup – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – No shortage of drama and controversies, this May 11, 1987. The joint House-Senate Hearings loooking into the Iran-Contra affair was heading into Week 2 and Witness 2. This week was the beginning of testimony from former...

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March 4, 1987 – Fallout From The Tower Report

March 4, 1987 – CBS World News Roundup – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – March 4, 1987 – on this day in Washington, a clamor for spin, a tsunami of questions and an appeal for answers. The Tower Commission Report – the investigation over allegations of U.S. wrongdoing in the...

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Freshman Senators 1963 – Past Daily Reference Room

  Freshman Senators – Meet The New Senators – CBS News – Feb. 24, 1963 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Freshman Senators – class of 1963. In what would go down in history as a momentous year, the new crop of Senators, flush from victories during the off-season election...