Tagged: Jerusalem

Robert Polhill - Hostage

February 11, 1987 – The Hostage-For-Prisoner Swap And Death To America All Over Again.

A little support goes a long way: Become a Patron! News for this day in 1987 started with the storm of protest over a U.S. proposal for a hostage-for-prisoner swap that included 8 Americans and one Israeli in exchange for Palestinians being held by Israel. No, the Israeli’s weren’t going...

Cold War Europe 1947

December 10, 1947 – The Wages Of Cold War – The Price Of Modern Living

Patrons get the audio for free: Become a Patron! News for this December 10th in 1947 was about the Cold War and the hotbeds of upheaval in this post-War world. The Paris strikes had calmed down, as a rift was forming between the French Communists and Moscow. Rumors of Communist...

Ticket to the Circus

January 11, 1999 – Getting Ready For The Circus – Getting Bluster From Iraq

January 11, 1999 – CBS World News Roundup – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – January 11, 1999 – A day with a lot of news going for it. Between pending Impeachment trials and saber rattling from Iraq there was enough to keep just about everyone occupied, at least for a...

New Orleans sniper - 1973

January 9, 1973 – New Orleans Snipers And Paris Peace Talks

January 9, 1973 – NBC Nightly News – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – January 9, 1973 – A siege ends and a ceasefire stalls. The three-day long sniper drama at the Howard Johnson’s Hotel in Downtown New Orleans came to an end. The sniper was shot dead, but not after...

The last Peanuts - January 3, 2000

January 3, 2000 – Much Ado About Y2K – Snoopy Says Goodbye

January 3, 2000 – CBS World News Roundup – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – January 3, 2000 – The day everyone breathed a sigh of relief and the day everyone got a little misty. The relief came in the form of a clean bill of health over the infamous Y2K...

Kabul Afghanistan - Dec. 1979

December 27, 1979 – The View From Tehran – The View From Kabul.

December 27, 1979 – CBS Hourly News + Dan Rather: News And Comment – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – December 27, 1979 – With the crisis over the 50 American hostages, held captive in Tehran ramping up at the United Nations, the situation in the Afghanistan capital of Kabul was...

New York World's Fair 1939

October 30, 1939 – Closing The New York World’s Fair (For The Winter)

October 30, 1939 – Closing Ceremonies, New York World’s Fair – Mutual Broadcasting – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – It was October 30, seventy-eight years ago that the 1939 New York World’s Fair came to a close for the winter. Scheduled to re-open in May of 1940. The World of...

Argentine Prisoners - Falkland Islands

June 19, 1982 – No Crying For Argentina – Broken Ceasefires Over Beirut

June 19, 1982 – CBS World News Roundup – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – June 19, 1982 – A day of mixed messages and signals. With the ceasefire officially broken in Beirut, fighting continued between PLO forces and Israeli troops. Israel resumed its bombing of Beirut and firing on PLO...

USS Liberty - June 8, 1967

June 8 , 1967 – Six Day War: Day 4

June 8 , 1967 – Crisis In the Middle East: Day 4 – NBC Radio News – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – June 8, 1967 – The crisis in the Middle East, and the Six Day War was heading into Day 4 – a ceasefire on the ground was holding....

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...