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Bye-Bye Somoza – July 17, 1979

Click on the link here for Audio Player: News for July 17, 1979 – CBS World News Roundup – Gordon Skene Sound Collection News for this July 17th in 1979 began with word that Nicaraguan strong-man Anastasio Somoza resigned and went into exile. Short, sweet and to the point. The...

Buddying Up To Franco, Gauging Facial Expressions In Korea And Dodging Teargas In Tehran – July 16, 1951

Click on the link here for Audio Player: The News With Don Hollenbeck – CBS Radio – July 16, 1951 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection Your typical July day in 1951. The U.S. was trying to find a way to get on Spain’s Generalissimo Franco‘s good side, much to the...

July 10, 1970 -“As Long As They’re Giving Away Free TV Sets, I’ll Bank Here”

Become a Patron! Had there not been so much drama, deceit and upheaval associated with the decade of the 70s, it might have been called “The Goofy Decade”, there was no shortage of strange occurrences taking place during that time. On this particular July 10th in 1970, much of the...

Squabbles, Strikes And Strife – July 10, 1947

Click on the link here for Audio Player: News Of The World – July 10, 1947 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection. News for this day in 1947 had much to do with the ending of the Coal Strike and the threat of new ones looming. The recently enacted Taft-Hartley Labor...

Intermediate Applied Fingerpointing – Day 3 – July 9, 1987

Click on the link here for Audio Player: News for July 9, 1987 – CBS World News Roundup – Gordon Skene Sound Collection News for this particular July day in 1987 was focused pretty much on events pertaining to, or talking about, the Middle East – most notably Iran. Iranian...

A Word from RFK – July 7, 1964 – Past Daily Reference Room.

Click on the link here for Audio Player – Attorney General Robert F. Kennedy Press Conference – July 7, 1964 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection A Press Conference by Attorney General Robert F. Kennedy, from July 7, 1964. Given during the White House Seminar for Students employed in Washington over...

How Americans Feel About Vietnam – July 2, 1965

Click on the link here for Audio Player – ABC News Special Report – Dialogue And Decision – July 2, 1965 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection This day in 1965 was about the growing dissatisfaction with the War in Vietnam. There were still a lot of supporters, but an equal...

Immigration In The World Of 1959 – Past Daily Reference Room

Click on the link here for Audio Player – Image America: Immigration – June 25, 1959 – NBC Radio Network. Since the recent passage of new Immigration¬†reform legislation, it’s always interesting to consider where the history is – what were Immigration laws like 20, 30, 50 years ago. In 1959...

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...

JFK In Frankfurt – June 25, 1963

Click on the link here for Audio Player: Pres. Kennedy Address to the Assembly Hall at Paulskirche, Frankfurt – June 25, 1963 Despite the news of this day today, news for this day in 1963 was upbeat and optimistic in the midst of a Cold War. President Kennedy, during his...