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December 17, 1981 – Solidarity: Warsaw Hardball

December 17, 1981: The world was taking a wait-and-see with the goings-on in Poland. Fears of mass demonstrations on the anniversary of the Gdansk Food Riots in 1970 brought a swift preemptive crackdown and proclamation of Martial law by Communist leader Wojciech Jaruzelski, with the hope of heading off a...

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Desert Storm Clouds – November 25, 1990

Click on the link here for Audio Player – ABC Radio Hourly News – November 25, 1990 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection While the saber-rattling continued to ramp up in the Middle East over Iraq and its invasion of Kuwait, this November 25th in 1990, there was more going on...

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The Clot Thickens – October 17, 1986

Click on the link here for Audio Player – CBS World News Roundup – October 17, 1986 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection A day of diplomatic wrangling, spin and damage control, this October 17th in 1986. Beginning with the White House sending former Attorney General Griffin Bell to Managua to...

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Smiling Like You’re Happy – October 14, 1973

Click on the link here for Audio Player – CBS Radio: Washington Week – Week ending October 13, 1973 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection Not quite one of the calm weeks, this week of October 14th in 1973, but a somewhat bloodless one – at least as far as the...

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Saving It By Destroying It – September 23, 1967

Click on the link here for Audio Player – ABC News Around The World – September 23, 1967 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection Waking up to the news this morning in 1967 had much to do with the endless war of attrition in Vietnam. The ongoing battle, mounting casualties and...

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Grasping At The Eel Of Peace – September 9, 1979

Click on the link here for Audio Player – The World This Week + CBS Hourly News – September 9, 1979 – CBS Radio – Gordon Skene Sound Collection Another week of alarm, anticipation and memorials. This one from 1979. The week that ended on September 9th in 1979 had...

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A Syria State Of Mind – August 29, 2013

Click on the link here for Audio Player – News from ABC Radio National (Australia) – BBC World Service – August 29, 2013 Click on the link here for Audio Player – News from Kol Israel – Radio Polonia (Warsaw) – CBC World Report – RFI, Paris – Voice of...

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A Week Of Rising Expectations – August 16, 1975

Click on the link here for Audio Player – CBS Radio – The Washington Week – August 16, 1975 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection The new overused word on Capitol Hill, this August week in 1975 was Shuttle Diplomacy. And the Man of The Hour for mileage spent hurtling back...

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A Brace Of Squeakers – August 5, 1993

Click on the link here for Audio Player – CBS World News Roundup – August 5, 1993 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection Twenty years ago to the day, it was about arm-twisting and squeaker votes on Capitol Hill, scandals at the IRS, the Middle-East and Bosnia. In short – a...