Tagged: Khmer Rouge

Kent State - May 4, 1970 0

May 4-6, 1970 – Post Kent State Hand-Wringing – Capitol Hill Weighs In On The Shootings

May 5-6, 1970 – Today Show Interviews – Sen. Hatfield – Sen. Griffin – Hugh Downs – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Kent State – May 4, 1970. The protests against our further incursion in Southeast Asia and the unexpected shooting and killing of four Kent State students by National...

January 7, 1979 – Pol Pot Overthrown 0

January 7, 1979 – Pol Pot Overthrown

January 7, 1979 – CBS Radio Hourly News – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – January 7, 1979 – after some two weeks, large numbers of rebel troops, aided by Vietnamese tanks, seized control of Cambodia, and captured the capitol city of Phnom Penh and overthrow premier Pol Pot. The Hanoi...

A Henry Kissinger Press Conference – May 13, 1975 0

A Henry Kissinger Press Conference – May 13, 1975

. . . or click on the link here for Audio Player – Sec. Of State Kissinger Press Conference – May 13, 1975 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection. With the fall of Saigon and the War in Vietnam effectively over, new incidents popped up on the horizon that made some...

The New Phrase In Our Lexicon – Boat People – May 11, 1975 0

The New Phrase In Our Lexicon – Boat People – May 11, 1975

. . . or click on the link here for Audio Player – CBS Radio – The World This Week – May 11, 1975 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection. May 11th came on a Sunday in 1975. And as is always the case, Sunday is reserved for recapping the main...

The Bleed-Out – April 8, 1975 0

The Bleed-Out – April 8, 1975

. . . or click on the link here for Audio Player – NBC Nightly News – April 8, 1975 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection As the situation in Vietnam went from bad to worse to hopeless – the Pentagon was pressuring The White House to pressure Capitol Hill  to...

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‘The Military Has Lost Control Of The City’ – April 1, 1975

. . . or click on the link here for Audio Player – Nightly News – April 1, 1975 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection In what was previously described as a strategic withdrawal of South Vietnamese forces from key provinces, became a rout as South Vietnamese soldiers abandoned weapons and...

Youthquake In Congress – January 16, 1975 0

Youthquake In Congress – January 16, 1975

. . .or click on the link here for Audio Player – NBC Nightly News – January 16, 1975 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection On this day in 1975, something was happening in the House of Representatives that hadn’t happened in living memory; rank and file Democrats voted to oust...

No Deal, No Friendly New Year Greeting – December 30, 1986 0

No Deal, No Friendly New Year Greeting – December 30, 1986

. . . or click on the link here for Audio Player- CBS World News Roundup – December 30, 1986 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection Only a year earlier, on December 30, 1985, President Reagan and Soviet Premier Mikhail Gorbachev exchanged warm New Years greetings and hopes for continued progress...

An Incident Called Mayaguez – May 14, 1975 0

An Incident Called Mayaguez – May 14, 1975

Click on the link here for Audio Player – CBS News Special Report – President Ford Address on Mayaguez – May 14, 1975 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection In what has been termed the Last Official Battle of the Vietnam War, the incident surrounding the U.S. container ship USS Mayaguez,...

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A Penny Chew Is Not What It Used To Be – February 14, 1975

Click on the link here for Audio Player – NBC Nightly News – February 14, 1975 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection Another day of mixed signals, this February 14th in 1975 (also a Friday). The economy was front and center with news that wholesale prices had dropped in January, making...