Tagged: NATO

Jesse Jackson and freed US Servicemen

May 2, 1999 – Sighs Of Relief – Release Of US Servicemen In Kosovo

May 2, 1999 – NPR Weekend Edition News – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – May 2, 1999 – Sighs of relief, this day in 1999. Three U.S. servicemen, captured by the Yugoslav Army in Kosovo, were released after negotiations between Yugoslav officials and Jesse Jackson were successful. The three servicemen;...

Konrad Adenauer

Konrad Adenauer And Cold-War Germany – 1960 – Past Daily Reference Room

Konrad Adenauer – Meet The Press – March 20, 1960 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – West German Chancellor Konrad Adenauer, oldest elected Statesman ever to function in office (according to British historian Roy Jenkins) was in Washington ahead of the much-anticipated Summit between President Eisenhower and Chairman Khruschev of...

Vietnam 1966

A Dean Rusk Press Conference – January 21, 1966 – Past Daily Reference Room

Dean Rusk Press Conference – January 21, 1966 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – As the Vietnam war dragged on and casualty figures kept rising, public opinion was slowly turning against our escalation, and even those in the Military were questioning our methods and our reasons. Secretary of State Dean...

Pre-Inaurgual Party - January 19, 1989

January 19, 1989 – Anticipating The Bush Era – Galas And Gorbachev

January 19, 1989 – CBS World News Roundup – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – January 19, 1989 – On the eve of the Inaugural of George H.W. Bush as 41st President of the U.S., Washington was in full Party mode, with pre-Inaugural galas getting a jump on the big day....

Freddie Mercury

December 1, 1991 – A Week Of Wonders And Loss – Not The Least, Freddie Mercury

ABC World News This Week – December 1, 1991 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – December 1, 1991 – A week where the Cold War was starting to fade from view. A week where The Doomsday Clock was set at its lowest point at seventeen minutes before midnight. A far...

Dr. Edward Teller

A Few Words With Dr. Edward Teller – Father Of The H-Bomb – 1963 – Past Daily Reference Room

Dr. Edward Teller – Meet The Press – September 1, 1963 – NBC Radio – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Dr. Edward Teller – Father of the H-Bomb, being interview during this episode of the NBC series Meet The Press on his resistance to the Nuclear de-armament Treaty, then in...

Iran-Iraq Ceasefire talks at UN

August 8, 1988 – Hoping For A Ceasefire In Iran-Iraq War

August 8, 1988 – BBC World Service News – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – August 8, 1988 – A day where fingers were crossed at the UN – Secretary General Perez de Cuéllar expressed hopes that a date for a ceasefire in the almost-decade-long Iran-Iraq War would be announced by...

Nixon and Brezhnev 1974

July 6, 1974 – Nixon Heads To Moscow – Kissinger Heads To Rome – Opium Poppies Bloom Again In Turkey

  July 6, 1974 – CBS Radio: The World This Week – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – July 6, 1974 – Nixon and The Moscow Summit. A month before his unprecedented resignation, President Nixon went to Moscow to meet with Soviet Premier Leonid Brezhnev to discuss a range of issues...

Elizabeth Ray

June 6, 1976 – Capitol Hill And Scandal

June 6, 1976 – The World This Week – CBS Radio – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – June 6, 1976, a Sunday in 1976 which capped off a week of tragedies, intrigues and scandals. Starting off with news of the Teton Dam collapse in Idaho, causing mass flooding and at...

President Kennedy - arrival at Andrews Air Force Base

June 6, 1961 – President Kennedy Arrives Home From Europe

President Kennedy Arrive at Andrews Airforce Base – June 6, 1961 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – President Kennedy, touched down at Andrews Airforce Base, this June 6, 1961, completing his first tour of Europe as President. Essentially a visit with Soviet Premier Khrushchev in Vienna, Kennedy made stops in...