Tagged: Israel

Hands Across America - May 25, 1986

May 25, 1986 – America Holds Hands

May 25, 1986 – CBS Radio Hourly News – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – May 25, 1986 – Thirty years to the day, America held hands with each other in the name of poverty and hunger and it became a huge media lovefest. Hands Across America was the brainchild of...

March 23, 2001

March 23, 2001 – Farewell Mir

  March 23, 2001 – BBC News – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – March 23, 2001 – The end of the Mir Space Station. Launched by the then-Soviet Union in 1986, Mir was the first modular Space Station, assembled between 1986 and 1996 – and until March of 2001 it...

March 18, 1981

March 18, 1981 – Carol Burnett And The Enquirer

March 18, 1981 – CBS News – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – March 18, 1981 – another contentious, litigious, misplaced priorities kind of day in history. Starting with a threatened Coal strike. Contract talks between the Coal industry and the soft-coal miners broke down, paving the way for a nationwide...

March 4, 1987

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...

February 25, 1996 – “Take A Couple Prozac, Fellas . . .Calm Down”.

February 25, 1996 – “Take A Couple Prozac, Fellas . . .Calm Down”.

  February 25, 1996 – CBS World News Roundup – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – February 25, 1996 – The Presidential campaign was up and running amok on this day, 20 years ago. Latest word was trouble over at the Dole camp, with word of shakeups and firings. Senator Bob...

February 24, 2002 – The View From Ramallah

February 24, 2002 – The View From Ramallah

  February 24, 2002 – BBC World Service News – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – February 24,2002 – With Israeli tanks surrounding PLO Headquarters in Ramallah, discussions between Ariel Sharon and the Israeli Security cabinet over what happens next and whether or not to lift the two-month blockade of the...

January 18, 1957 – Around The World In 45 Hours

January 18, 1957 – Around The World In 45 Hours

January 18, 1957 – Edward R. Murrow and the News – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – January 18, 1957; a day where circling the globe took 45 hours, and brokering peace deals took an eternity. A lot of contrasts, this day. Beginning with news that the U.S. Airforce successfully completed...

Crackdown In Poland – December 22, 1981

Crackdown In Poland – December 22, 1981

Poland news – CBS Radio – December 22, 1981 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – A crackdown in Poland highlighted the news on this December 22nd in 1981. The Solidarity Movement, which was gaining momentum was abruptly halted when General Wojciech Jaruzelski declared martial law and cited a threatened intervention...

While America Takes The Day Off; Hanging Chads – November 23, 2000

While America Takes The Day Off; Hanging Chads – November 23, 2000

– BBC World Service – Newshour – November 23, 2000 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – As America was knee-deep in Hanging Chads and the controversy surrounding the Presidential election and the vote count, news outlets throughout the rest of the world on this day were weighing in on it...

Monday Mayhem – November 9, 1987

Monday Mayhem – November 9, 1987

– CBS World News Roundup – November 9, 1987 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Ironically, November 9, 1987 landed on a Monday – and like many Mondays before and after, it was a day filled with drama, madness and anger. Starting with news of bombings in Sri Lanka, the...