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Tagged: Reagan

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October 22, 1980 – The Embassy Hostage Drama And The October Surprise.

Become a Patron! News for this October 22nd in 1980, in addition to feverish campaigning on the parts of the Carter and Reagan camps, was word that a possible breakthrough in negotiations for the 50 Americans held hostage at the U.S. Embassy in Tehran was taking place. But like much...

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July 29, 1980 – Brother Billy

July 29, 1980 – on the eve of the 1980 Democratic Convention, the recurring trainwreck called Billy Carter, Jimmy’s brother, kept surfacing in the news. Doubtless it was all good news for the Reagan camp, who were making political hay by the ton, but it was still a world of...

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Reaganomics; The Prune And Slice Era – September 24, 1981

Click on the link here for Audio Player – CBS Radio – Frontline Reports-World News Roundup – Sept 24, 1981 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection News for this day was a glimpse of things to come. The Reagan Budget was topic-A in conversation around Capitol Hill for this September 24th...

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Confrontation Politics – August 18, 1981

Click on the link here for Audio Player – NPR News – All Things Considered – August 18, 1981 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection Another day and more saber rattling in the Mediterranean. This time a dogfight between Libyan jets and 2 U.S.Navy F-14 jets over disputed territorial waters just...

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Beauty Contests And Billygate – August 6, 1980

Click on the link here for Audio Player – CBS World News Roundup – August 6, 1980 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection News for this August 6th in 1980 was decidedly political in nature. It was a Presidential election year. The Popularity/promise-them-anything campaign was in full swing. The latest was...

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Riders Of The Campaign Trail – July 23, 1984

Click on the link here for Audio Player – CBS World News Roundup – July 23, 1984 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection Thirty years ago today we were knee-deep in anticipation of the 1984 Olympics and eye-ball deep in 1984 Presidential Electioneering. Optimism on the Mondale-Ferraro Campaign with new poll...

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William F. Buckley Gets A Word Or Two From Margaret Thatcher – 1977 – Past Daily Weekend Reference Room

Click on the link here for Audio Player – William F. Buckley interviews Margaret Thatcher – August 21, 1977 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection They’ve often said about former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher that you either loved her or hated her, but you couldn’t ignore her. Needless to say,...

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The Windows Just Literally Smashed . . . And The Water Gushed In – March 7, 1987

Click on the link here for Audio Player – CBS World News Roundup – March 7, 1987 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection News for this March 7th in 1987 started off with word of a tragedy in the English Channel on a run from Belgium. In otherwise calm seas, a...

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A Question Of Ethics, A Matter Of Morals, A Subject Of Scrutiny – February 6, 1980

Click on the link here for Audio Player- CBS World News Roundup – Newsbreak – 9:00 CBS Radio News – February 6, 1980 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection This February 6th in 1980 came with a veritable file cabinet stuffed with news. A busy day, to say the least. Starting...

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1968 – Year Of Revolution – Past Daily Reference Room

Click on the link here for Audio Player – NBC Radio – 1968: Year of Revolution – December 14, 1968 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection 1968 has often been regarded as the year almost everything in our society came crashing down. We lost leaders, we lost faith, we lost innocence,...