Tagged: Ronald Reagan

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October 7, 1980 – Election ’80 – 4 Weeks And Counting – Reagan-Carter Campaigns Heading To The Wire.

With 4 weeks to go, the 1980 Presidential campaign was in the home stretch. On this October 7,1980, the polls were all over the place and the candidates were in high gear; pressing the flesh, promising the moon. And the election rhetoric started to get harsh. President Carter, insisting there...

Beirut - October 24, 1983

October 24, 1983 – An Aftermath In Beirut

Get it for free when you become a Patron: Become a Patron! October 24, 1983 – Beirut Bombing aftermath – President Reagan Press Conference – CBS Radio – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – October 24, 1983 – The aftermath of the bombing of Marine Barracks and a French Army Command...

Embassy Hostages In Iran - 1980

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...

Francois Mitterand

May 10, 1981 – France Has A New President – Florida Has A New Sinkhole

May 10, 1981 – CBS News On The Hour – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – May 10, 1981 – Big news from France this day. As polls closed and results were being tallied, Socialist candidate for President Francois Mitterrand was emerging the winner. Elected with Communist support, Mitterrand would be...

Future Youth Vote - 1970

1970 – The Future Of The DNC – Lawrence O’Brien On Meet The Press – Past Daily Reference Room

Lawrence O’Brien – Meet The Press – March 15, 1970 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – 1970 was a turning point for many things in America. We were slowly getting back on our feet from the 60s, still reeling and no longer innocent. Richard Nixon had narrowly won the Presidency...

Bogota Hostage Crisis

March 7, 1980 – Hostages And Primaries: Fingers Crossed

March 7, 1980 – CBS World News Roundup – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – March 7, 1980 – Lots of finger crossing, this day in 1980. Starting with the American Embassy hostage situation in Tehran – going into its 125 day. Iranian Foreign Minister Ghotbzadeh indicated the U.S. captives would...

John Anderson - 1980

John Anderson: Presidential Candidate 1980 – Past Daily Weekend Reference Room

John Anderson – Face The Nation – Feb. 3, 1980 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – John Anderson, upon hearing of his death last year, many people had forgotten who John Anderson was, and what was significant about him. Anderson was running for President in 1980. As a Republican, he...

Afghan Rebels

January 29, 1980 – Colliding Ships – Confronting Campaigns – Coordinating Rebels

January 29, 1980 – CBS World News Roundup – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – January 29, 1980 – From disasters at sea to rebels in Afghanistan, it was a busy news day. Starting with word that the Coastguard Cutter Blackthorn had sunk after being rammed by an oil Tanker off...

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....

Urban Unrest - 1967

Sen. Abraham Ribicoff And The State Of The American City – 1967 – Past Daily Reference Room

Sen. Abraham Ribicoff – Meet The Press – January 1, 1967 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Plight of the American city – Urban decay – urban unrest – poverty – no jobs – no schools – no alternative. These were the issues facing the Presidency of Lyndon Johnson as...