Tagged: Joseph Stalin

NATO Rome Summit - Nov. 1991

November 7, 1991 – A NATO Summit In Rome – Questions Over The Death Of Captain Bob

November 7, 1991 – CBS World News Roundup – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – November 7, 1991 – Busy news day. Starting with the NATO summit in Rome where President Bush voiced concerns over the formation of a joint European Army. The Joint Communique, worked out largely before Secretary General...

Soviet Spies Enger and Cherneyev April 1979

April 28, 1979 – Spies For Dissidents – Maggie Drums Up Votes

April 28, 1979 – CBS World News Roundup – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – April 28, 1979 – A day of swapping spies for dissidents and a day for campaigning in the run-up to the British elections. The swap in question was a carefully negotiated agreement between Washington and Moscow...

Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

February 16, 1974 – Quietly Losing A Dissident – Loudly Gaining A Hostage

February 16, 1974 – CBS Radio: The World This Week – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – February 16, 1974 – a week focusing on a dissident and a hostage. The dissident in question was writer and outspoken Soviet critic Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, whose milestone novel The Gulag Archipelago not only won...

European Industry

December 28, 1947 – The Job Of Reconstruction – The Job Of Hearts And Minds

Reconstruction In Postwar Europe – The Story Behind The Headlines – December 28, 1947 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – With the end of World War 2 going on some two years, the job of reconstruction; of building, repairing and mending broken lives was still of primary importance. But so...

Farrell Dobbs

Farrell Dobbs – 3rd Party Candidate 1948 – Past Daily Reference Room

Farrell Dobbs – Socialist Workers Party – Campaign Address – August 6, 1948 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Farrell Dobbs, candidate for President on the Socialist Workers Party ticket in 1948, took advantage of the Equal Time clause in the 1927 Radio Act and the 1934 Communications Act to...

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...

A King Abdicates – January 4, 1948

A King Abdicates – January 4, 1948

King Michael abdicates – The Story Behind The Headlines – January 4, 1948 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – King Michael I of Romania abdicated his throne on December 30, 1947, and was quickly taken over by a Communist-led regime who had forced his exit. The changing face of Europe...