Tagged: Iraq

Anti-U.S. demonstrations

April 9, 1980 – Threat Day In Tehran – Three Earthquakes In An Hour – A Sledge Hammer To Woody Guthrie’s House

  April 9, 1980 – CBS News – Newsbreak – The World Tonight – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – April 9, 1980 – Another complicated day in relations between Tehran and Washington. Today it was the threat that the hostages at the American Embassy in Tehran were to be executed...

Desert Storm - Jan. 18, 1991

January 18, 1991 – Skies Over Baghdad – Scuds Over Tel-Aviv

January 18, 1991 – CBS World News Roundup – CBS News Updates – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – January 18, 1991 – With news flashing across TV screens and radios that Operation Desert Storm had begun, this day was the first full day of action in what would eventually lead...

Senate Majority Leader Trent Lott

December 20, 2002 – Trent Lott Steps Down – Troop Strength Ramps Up

December 20, 2002 – NPR – All Things Considered – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – December 20, 2002 – Another day, another scandal on Capitol Hill. This time the recipient was Senator Trent Lott (R-Miss.) who, despite his adamance about staying on, announced he would be stepping down as Senate...

August 26, 1986 - lake Nyos in Cameroon

August 26, 1986 – Tale Of The Exploding Lake

August 26, 1986 – CBS World News Roundup – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – August 26, 30 years ago today – A seismic and Volcanic surprise in the African nation of Cameroon – one of the rare volcanos situation under a lake, erupted and spewed lethal carbon dioxide gas and...

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...

The situation in Iraq - August 1990

August 16, 1990 – The Matter Of Iraq: Overtures And Strategies

August 16, 1990 – CBS World News Roundup – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – News for this August 16, 1990 was about the brewing confrontation over the Iraq invasion of Kuwait. Complications, overtures and Military options were all on the table, happening seemingly simultaneously. The issue at the moment was...

Refugees fleeing Liberian overthrow

August 5, 1990 – Invasion And Overthrows

August 5, 1990 – ABC Information Network News – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – August 5, 1990 – unsettling news this day. The ongoing attempted overthrow in Liberia of the government of President Samuel Doe and the outbreak of Civil War, prompted President Bush to order the evacuation of all...

January 19, 1987 – Next Stop: Basra

January 19, 1987 – Next Stop: Basra

January 19, 1987 – CBS World News Roundup – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – January 19, 1987 – The Iran-Iraq War was in the news this day. With reports that Iranian troops were making advances towards the southern Iraqi port city of Basra, and that capture of the city was...

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...

Rounding Up The Foreigners – August 19, 1990

Rounding Up The Foreigners – August 19, 1990

  – ABC Radio News – Special Report – August 19, 1990 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – As the saber-rattling ratcheted up a few notches, the question over what was going to become of the 3,000+ foreign nationals living in Kuwait started to occupy the thoughts of those who...