Tagged: Mao Zedong

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January 14, 1950 – A Slight Change Of Plans – The Exit Of Chiang – The Entry Of Mao –

If it was any indication of how the rest of the decade, let alone year, would go, the week ending January 14, 1950 said a lot about the future in just seven tiny days. Not the least was the final expulsion of Nationalist Chinese forces from the mainland, sending leader...

China after Mao

October 12, 1976 – After Mao: China And The Fog Of Uncertainty

On this October 12th in 1976 there was a aura of uncertainty in the direction of China. Longtime leader Mao Tse-Tung had died in September and rumors of a coup were spreading, along with other rumors the instigators, which included Mao’s widow Jian Quing had been rounded up and arrested....

Tiananmen Square 1989

May 19, 1989 – Tension And Confrontation

May 19, 1989 – The World Tonight – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – May 19, 1989 – a day of increased tensions and confrontation. Students gathered in Beijing’s Tiananmen Square to protest the hardline regime and push for dramatic political reforms in China. As the protests continued, the movement gained...

Selling Of The President – 1968 – Past Daily Reference Room

Selling Of The President – 1968 – Past Daily Reference Room

Selling Of The President 1968 – Interview with Joe McGinniss – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – The Selling of The President in 1968. Much as the 1960 Presidential election changed the way politics was marketed to the American people, by 1968 it had become an industry and a science. During...

February 4, 1979 – Extraordinary Circumstances

February 4, 1979 – Extraordinary Circumstances

February 4, 1979 – Weekend Report – The World This Week -CBS Hourly News – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – February 4, 1979 – a busy day in an even busier week in 1979. Beginning with reports on the first visit to the U.S. of a Chinese leader in over...

Radio Peking – December 21, 1966 – Past Daily Reference Room

Radio Peking – December 21, 1966 – Past Daily Reference Room

–Radio Peking (Beijing) – English language broadcast for December 21, 1966 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Radio Peking, before it was known as Radio Beijing, the Voice of The People’s Republic of China, who broadcast daily in English, and unless you had a powerful shortwave radio, you do doubt...

Mass Outrages – Week Ending September 4, 1966

Mass Outrages – Week Ending September 4, 1966

– ABC Radio – Voices In The Headlines – Week Ending September 4, 1966 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Lest we all forget – Red China was going through what was later to become The Cultural Revolution. And beginning this week, the one ending on September 4th in 1966,...

A New Cuba Showdown – March 25, 1976

A New Cuba Showdown – March 25, 1976

. . . or click on the link here for Audio Player – CBS Radio – The World Tonight – March 25, 1976 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection And on this day in 1976, warnings from Secretary of State Henry Kissinger over Cuban military interventions abroad brought a not-so-thinly-veiled threat...