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Tagged: Iron Curtain

Secretar of State George C. Marshall 0

Secretary Of State Marshall Has A Plan 1947 – Reference Room

Secretary Of State Marshall – Report on London Conference – December 19, 1947 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Secretary of State George C. Marshall, was the architect of what became known as The Marshall Plan for European Recovery. In 1947, Europe was still in the midst of reeling from...

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August 1968 – Prague: Days Of Bricks, Teargas And Tanks

Prague – August 21, 1968 – NBC Radio Second Sunday: Revolution in Revolt – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – August 21, 1968 – If you were living in Prague on this day, you would no doubt have been stirred out of your sleep by the sound of tanks rumbling down...

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March 21, 1948 – Italy Gets Ready To Vote

March 21, 1948 – Italian Elections – Clifton Utley Commentaries – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – March 21, 1948 – News from Europe on this day. The elections in Italy were heating up and all eyes were on Rome to see which way the political winds were going to blow....

Olive Branches And Ominous Signs – October 16, 1986 0

Olive Branches And Ominous Signs – October 16, 1986

– CBS World News Roundup – October 16, 1986 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – News for this October 16th in 1986 was hopeful at the outset, troubling in perspective. The hopeful part came as feelers for the upcoming Summit conference in Reykjavik, Iceland sounded more and more upbeat. Two...

Hello Diplomacy – Goodbye E.B. White – October 1, 1985 0

Hello Diplomacy – Goodbye E.B. White – October 1, 1985

  – CBS World News Roundup – October 1, 1985 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – News for this first day of October in 1985 was hopeful, vengeful and sad. The hopeful part came in the form of the upcoming Summit talks in Geneva between Russian President Mikhail Gorbachev and...

In The Manner Of Breathing Free – The Refugee Situation – 1949 – Past Daily Reference Room 0

In The Manner Of Breathing Free – The Refugee Situation – 1949 – Past Daily Reference Room

– America United – Should The Displaced Persons Law Be Liberalized? – September 18, 1949 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – With all the latest news concerning the recent flood of refugees to Europe and elsewhere from war-torn Syria and the Middle East, the question of how are they to...

Moscow Calling – March 9, 1947 0

Moscow Calling – March 9, 1947

. . . or click on the link here for Audio Player – Radio Moscow – Moscow Calling – March 9, 1947 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection No sooner had World War 2 come to a close, the parades finished and the task of rebuilding begun, than the ominous clouds...

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‘Can We Resolve Conflict Without War?’ – An Erich Fromme Lecture – 1971 – Past Daily Weekend Reference Room

Click on the link here for Audio Player – Erich Fromme Lecture – “Can We Resolve Conflict Without War?” – September 8, 1971 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection When Psychologist, Sociologist and Philosopher Erich Fromme delivered this lecture in 1971, we were still in the midst of a Cold War....

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East Berlin Riots – Julius And Ethel Rosenberg – June 17, 1953

Click on the link here for Audio Player – CBS – Edward R. Murrow Program With Charles Collingwood – June 17, 1953 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection June 17th in a Cold War 1953. With last minute appeals for clemency sent to the Supreme Court over the case of Julius...

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Refugees Of the Cold War World – The Green Border With Edward R. Murrow – 1953 – Past Daily Reference Room

Click on the link here for AudioPlayer – CBS Radio – Unit One Production – The Green Border – May 8, 1953 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection In the 1950s, as the Cold War raged, the war of words and the battle of persuasions was reaching fever-pitch. Beyond the almost...