Tagged: Korean War

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The Life And Times Of Chairman Mao – CBC – 1975 – Past Daily Reference Room

CBC Radio – The Life And Times Of Chairman Mao – circa 1975 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Hard to imagine, but perhaps because it has been some 41 years since his death, there are a lot of people don’t recall who Mao Tse-Tung was. And it was even...

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March 20, 1975 – Writing On The Wall In Vietnam

March 20, 1975 – NBC Nightly News – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – March 20, 1975 – The subject was Vietnam on this day – not of American involvement or casualty numbers, but reports that the North Vietnamese army was on a steady, relentless advance South, and that South Vietnamese...

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Failure Of U.S. Propaganda Abroad 1960 – Past Daily Reference Room

Discussion: A failure of U.S. Propaganda Abroad – Open Mind – 1960 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – 1960 was considered by many at the time to be a strange year. We were going through our ritual of selecting candidates for President, while at the same time, absorbed in debates...

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June 7, 1950 – Politics And Occupation

June 7, 1950 – Report From Tokyo – Robert Martin, CBS News – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – June 7, 1950 – Coming up on 5 years since American forces began occupying Japan. Five years since Gen. MacArthur took charge of the revamping and reconstruction of Japan – reshaped the...

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April 29, 1951 – A Week In The World

April 29, 1951 – Voices and Events – Week of April 29,1951 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Sixty-five years ago today, on April 29, 1951, we were looking back at a week full of war, fear, recollections and hope. The Korean War was continuing without let-up. Former Far-East Commander...

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February 15, 1951 – 48,000 And Counting

February 15, 1951 – Edward R. Murrow and the News – CBS Radio – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – February 15, 1951 – Reports from Korea were pessimistic, even with spin attached. As of this day the list of casualties grew by 600, passing the 48,000 mark for both dead...

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1951 – Past Daily’s Thousand Yard Stare

1951 – Voices and Events – December 30, 1951 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – 1951. With the end of this year rapidly approaching, maybe it’s a good idea to look at other years, just to get an idea that things have always been just a little crazy, a little...