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Tagged: Leonid Brezhnev

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June 16, 1983 – Pope John Paul II Arrives In Poland

June 16, 1983 – CBS World News Roundup – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – June 16, 1983 – News for this day was all about the goings on in Poland. Pope John Paul II arrived in Warsaw to huge crowds and nervous politicians as the Pontif sought to heal wounds...

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May 31, 1978 – Thanks For The Invasion, No Thanks For The Inflation

May 31, 1978 – The World Tonight – CBS Radio – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – May 31, 1978 – Last day of May and a gloomy one at home and abroad. Starting with news that inflation fears were worse than first expected. The April Price Index was, as some...

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May 18, 1982 – The Pressure Of Time

  May 18, 1982 – CBS World News Roundup – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – May 18, 1982 was a day with a lot of negotiation, finger pointing, wishful thinking and saber rattling going on. In Moscow, Soviet President Leonid Brezhnev addressed a gathering young Communists and talked about Nuclear...

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Radio Moscow Remembers The Elbe Meet-Up – April 27, 1975

. . . or click on the link here for Audio Player – Radio Moscow – 30 Anniversary, Celebration of Meet-Up on The Elbe – April 27, 1975 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection. To commemorate the historic meeting of the Russian and Anglo-American Armies at The Elbe River, and the...

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Britain Votes – October 15, 1964 – Past Daily Reference Room

Click on the link here for Audio Player – BBC/WRUL-Radio New York Worldwide – British Election Results (excerpt) – October 15, 1964 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection. Fifty years ago it was an election year in more places than the U.S. – Britain was in the midst of having their...

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Nixon In Warsaw – May 31, 1972 Past Daily Reference Room

Click on the link here for Audio Player – NBC coverage of Nixon Arrival in Warsaw – May 31, 1972 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection On his way back from a historic visit to Moscow in May of 1972, President Nixon stopped in Warsaw, the first time since 1959. During...

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The Ominous Rumble Of Tanks – The End Of Prague Spring – August 20, 1968

Become a Patron! Further evidence that August is a month for upheavals. On the 20th of August in 1968, during the early morning hours, residents in Prague and outlying areas were awakened to the sound of rumbling tanks and squadrons of MIGs. In one swift move, Moscow decided Prague Spring and...

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Semi-Conscious And Smiling – July 26, 1975

Click  on the link here for Audio Player: The World This Week – July 26, 1975 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection The good news for this week ending on July 26th in 1975 had more to do with what was going on a few thousand miles outside of Earth, rather...

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Hot Seats, Love Fests And A Tank Putsch – June 27, 1973

Click on the link here for Audio Player – News for the Week of June 27, 1973 While the bombs were falling in the hearing room on Capitol Hill, over the latest harrowing disclosures by former Nixon aide John Dean, bombs and distractions of another kind were vying for attention...

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“George Was A Snappy Dancer” – February 22, 1969

Click on the link here for Audio Player: News for February 22, 1969 News on this Washington’s Birthday in 1969 had much to do with the anticipated European visit of newly inaugurated  President Nixon. It also had something to do with a just-published biography of George Washington by author-historian Mary...