Tagged: Pope

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May 13, 1981 – The Shooting Of A Pope

May 13, 1981 – Reports and reactions to news of Pope John Paul II – NPR News – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – May 13, 1981 – The first news bulletins were met with perplexity. As the reports continued and elaborated, the news was unsettling and seemed abstract. Why attempt...

Discontent, Unrest And The Litigious Nature Of Rain – December 9, 1947 0

Discontent, Unrest And The Litigious Nature Of Rain – December 9, 1947

– News For December 9, 1947 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – December 9th in 1947 – Post-War discontent, Cold War jitters and the slow, painful process of getting a war torn Europe back on its feet. Canadian Prime Minister MacKenzie King addressed the Canadian House of Commons, saying the...

World Quietly Haywire – November 30, 1961 0

World Quietly Haywire – November 30, 1961

– World News Reports – November 30, 1961 – NBC Radio – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – News of the world, for this last day of November in 1961, had just about everything to do with the Cold War. The situation in Santo Domingo and the unrest, many felt was...

Sir Georg Solti And The Chicago Symphony – Opening Of 1983-1984 Season – Past Daily Mid-Week Concert 1

Sir Georg Solti And The Chicago Symphony – Opening Of 1983-1984 Season – Past Daily Mid-Week Concert

– The Chicago Symphony – Opening of 1983-1984 Season – Sir Georg Solti, conducting – September 29, 1983 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Another classic concert this week, featuring The Chicago Symphony led by Music Director Sir Georg Solti, opening the 1983-1984 season of the CSO. Broadcast live from...

The Hot Potato Of Education In 1975 – Past Daily Reference Room 0

The Hot Potato Of Education In 1975 – Past Daily Reference Room

– NPR – National Town Meeting – “How Can Education Be Improved?” – October 15, 1975 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – In 1975, Education was again the topic of hot discussion around Washington. The recent violence in Boston over School Busing, the proposed cuts in Education spending on the...

Popping The Trial Balloon – October 13, 1975 0

Popping The Trial Balloon – October 13, 1975

– NBC Nightly News – October 13, 1975 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – The big news for this October 13th in 1975 was the ongoing story of New York City’s economic turmoil. A city on the edge of bankruptcy, President Ford was adamant about not offering a bailout to...

Wilbur Gets His Freak On – October 9, 1974 0

Wilbur Gets His Freak On – October 9, 1974

  – NBC Nightly News – October 9, 1974 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Ordinarily, another somber day on Capitol Hill, this October 9, 1974 – had it not been for the bizarre behavior of House Ways and Means Committee chairman Wilbur Mills and a few G-String notables who...

The Whole Situation Is A Mess – October 6, 1970 0

The Whole Situation Is A Mess – October 6, 1970

– NBC Nightly News – October 6, 1970 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – October was shaping up to being a confused, violent and ultimately sad month in 1970. With word that Israeli-Egyptian talks could resume for another 90 days was met with suspicion by the U.S., amid reports that...

Hello Diplomacy – Goodbye E.B. White – October 1, 1985 0

Hello Diplomacy – Goodbye E.B. White – October 1, 1985

  – CBS World News Roundup – October 1, 1985 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – News for this first day of October in 1985 was hopeful, vengeful and sad. The hopeful part came in the form of the upcoming Summit talks in Geneva between Russian President Mikhail Gorbachev and...