Tagged: Iran

L.A. Earthquake aftershock October 5, 1987

October 5, 1987 – L.A. Shakes And Bakes

October 5, 1987 – CBS World News Roundup – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – October 5, 1987 – Day 4 and the earth kept shaking around Southern California. In what became known as the Whittier Narrows Earthquake, scores of aftershocks kept nervous Angelenos running for doorways and staying out of...

21-year old Mohammad Reza Pahlavi

September 16, 1941 – Abdication In Tehran – Raids Over Germany

  September 16, 1941 – As the news broke from Tehran of an extraordinary meeting of Parliament, it was learned that Reza Shah had abdicated his power as ruler of Iran to his son Mohammad Reza Pahlavi. The reasons cited were ill-health, but the Soviet-British takeover of Iranian oil fields...

Russian and British Troops patrolling Tehran - August 1941

August 25, 1941 – Opening New Fronts – The View From Tehran

August 25, 1941 – News Of The World – NBC Red Network – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – News for this August 25th, seventy-five years ago, was about the opening of a new front in this War. Now it was the Middle-East, with British and Russian troops moving into Iran,...

Gulf Crisis - Leaving Kuwait

August 24, 1990 – Gulf Crisis – Postures And Gestures

  August 24, 1990 – Gulf Crisis Update + CBS Hourly News – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – August 24, 1990 – News for this day continued with bulletins and updates. The Crisis in the Gulf was heating up by the hour. Embargo’s were in place and reserves were being...

Oklahoma City Bombing Suspect Gary Land

May 3, 1995 – The Wrong John Doe #2

May 3, 1995 – CBS World News Roundup – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – May 3, 1995 – This day began with a media frenzy. After 18 hours of questioning by FBI Agents over possible connections to Timothy McVeigh and the Oklahoma City Bombings, Gary Lands and Robert Jacks, who...

April 8, 1951

April 8, 1951 – Power Struggle

April 8, 1951 – CBS Radio – Howard K. Smith News and Commentary – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – April 8, 1951 – 65 years ago we were knee-deep in a war in Korea and we were knee-deep in East-West tensions. Power plays and shows of strength. And how was...

March 28, 2000 – Mixed Signals

March 28, 2000 – CBS World News Roundup – Late Edition – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – March 28,2000 – a day full of mixed signals, not the least from Mars. On this day 16 years, OPEC was meeting in Vienna, debating a production increase of oil production. If they...

February 16, 1979 – Flight From Tehran

February 16, 1979 – Flight From Tehran

February 16, 1979 – CBS World News Roundup + Newsbreak + 9:00 am news – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – February 16, 1979 – a day of evacuation, confusion and purges in Tehran, and a day of logger-heads in Mexico City. In Iran, the escape was on, and hundreds of...

New Day In Kabul – December 28, 1979

New Day In Kabul – December 28, 1979

  – News for December 28, 1979 – CBS World News Roundup + Hourly News – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Kabul, this December 28th in 1979. A new regime holding power as of this day in Afghanistan. Strongly pro-Moscow, even more so than the previous regime which was overthrown...

Pakistan: Warning To The West – November 23, 1961

Pakistan: Warning To The West – November 23, 1961

– ABC Radio – Pakistan: A Warning To The West – November 23, 1961 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – On this day in 1961, Pakistan was making the news. Not that a crisis had broken out. In fact Pakistani President General Ayub Kahn visited Washington earlier in the year...