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August 15, 1969 – And While The Scent Of Incense And Patchouli Wafted In One Part Of The World – The Scent Of Teargas And Burning Tires Wafted In The Other –

  Become a Patron! While the much-fabled Woodstock Festival was getting underway for its first day, the world was spinning wildly away as usual on this August 15th in 1969. From Northern Ireland, Catholic and Protestant rioting was raging on. British troops were being reinforced and rioting was spreading rapidly....

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City On The Edge – A City Engulfed – Watts Riots – August 13, 1965

Click on the link here for Audio Player – Watts Riot Coverage – KTLA-audio – August 13, 1965 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection If you were living in Los Angeles on this August 13th in 1965 you were no doubt glued to your radio or TV, watching and listening with...

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A Brace Of Squeakers – August 5, 1993

Click on the link here for Audio Player – CBS World News Roundup – August 5, 1993 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection Twenty years ago to the day, it was about arm-twisting and squeaker votes on Capitol Hill, scandals at the IRS, the Middle-East and Bosnia. In short – a...

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Watchers Of The Sky – July 31, 1940

Click on the link here for Audio Player: News Of The World – NBC Blue Network – July 31, 1940 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection Despite it not being a busy news day, in the middle of Summer and one of the hottest days of the year in Washington, news...

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Pushing An Unpopular Cause, Making An Unconvincing Case – Dean Rusk – July 30, 1967

Click on the link here for Audio Player: Dean Rusk On Face The Nation – July 30, 1967 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection As the War in Vietnam dragged on, and opposition to it grew louder and louder, the justification for it grew more intense from the White House. But...

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Drama In Cell Block Number 9 – July 29, 1979

Click on the link here for Audio Player: News for July 29, 1979 – CBS Radio – Gordon Skene Sound Collection Even though July 29th came on a Sunday in 1979, there was still enough going on to not call it a slow news day. For one thing, the prison...

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The Long, Hot Bummer Continues – July 25, 1966

Click on the link here for Audio Player: CBS Radio – The World Tonight – July 25, 1966 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection If anybody had any curiosity over why the Hippie Movement became so prevalent in the 1960s,  you only had to hear this newscast to realize what happened....

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The World Is Tired Of Fanaticism: Harry S. Truman – July 24, 1949

Click on the link here for Audio Player: Voices And Events for week ending July 24, 1949 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection A world in a state of upheaval and change, this week ending on this day in 1949. President Truman spoke those words in reaction to the weariness the...

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What To Do With A Disgraced Hero – July 23, 1951

Click on the link here for Audio Player: Don Hollenbeck And the News – CBS Radio – July 23, 1951 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection With news for this July 23rd in 1951 focused on President Truman‘s upbeat assessment of the country mid-way through 1951 and cautious reports on negotiations...

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The Poppycock Defense – July 22, 1973

Click on the link here for audio player – The World This Week – Week Ending July 21, 1973 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection And forty years ago this day we were reeling over the disclosure that the Nixon White House was actively taping all conversations held in the Oval...