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Vietnam Update – July 28, 1966

Click on the link here for Audio Player – ABC News – Vietnam Update – Number 37 – July 28, 1966 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection As the Vietnam War continued to escalate, the news reports came in with daily, almost hourly regularity. ABC News began a weekly series, Vietnam...

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The Wrecking Ball And The Walnut – December 26, 1989

Click on the link here for Audio Player – CBS Radio Hourly News – December 26, 1989 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection Even though it was the day after Christmas in 1989, the world was still up to its old tricks; upheavals, invasions and intrigues. Starting with the rather overwhelming...

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It Would be An Extraordinary Coincidence If It Was a Coincidence – September 11, 2001

Click on the link here for Audio Player – NPR: Morning Edition – Bob Edwards – September 11, 2001 At the time, people were hard-pressed to call it a terrorist act. It seemed unconscionable that anyone would intentionally fly a plane directly into the World Trade Center. But when a...

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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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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...

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Postcards From Tehran – January 25, 1979

Click on the link here for Audio Player: News for Jan. 25, 1979 With no end in sight and protests continuing and becoming more violent, the situation in Iran on this day in 1979 was anything but resolved. The Pro and Anti-Shah factions were battling it out in the streets...