Tagged: Saddam Hussein

Election 2000 0

November 6, 2000 – ‘I Think We’re Gonna Be Here A Long Time On Election Night’ – Election 2000.

20 years ago today it was the eve of Election 2000. Considered too close to call even the day before – polls were calling it even, giving George Bush a 4 point lead, Gore a 4 point lead – everyone put in a margin-of-error at 6 points. Poll workers were...

Caskets - May 22, 1987

May 22, 1987 – Here Come The Caskets – USS Stark Aftermath – Persian Gulf Dilemma – Smoke; Meet Mirrors

May 22, 1987 – CBS World News Roundup – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – May 22, 1987 – a day of mixed messages. Memorial services were being held this day for the personnel killed aboard the USS Stark when it was attacked by Iraqi missiles in the Persian gulf earlier...

Anti-U.S. demonstrations

April 9, 1980 – Threat Day In Tehran – Three Earthquakes In An Hour – A Sledge Hammer To Woody Guthrie’s House

  April 9, 1980 – CBS News – Newsbreak – The World Tonight – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – April 9, 1980 – Another complicated day in relations between Tehran and Washington. Today it was the threat that the hostages at the American Embassy in Tehran were to be executed...

Desert Storm - Jan. 18, 1991

January 18, 1991 – Skies Over Baghdad – Scuds Over Tel-Aviv

January 18, 1991 – CBS World News Roundup – CBS News Updates – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – January 18, 1991 – With news flashing across TV screens and radios that Operation Desert Storm had begun, this day was the first full day of action in what would eventually lead...

Senate Majority Leader Trent Lott

December 20, 2002 – Trent Lott Steps Down – Troop Strength Ramps Up

December 20, 2002 – NPR – All Things Considered – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – December 20, 2002 – Another day, another scandal on Capitol Hill. This time the recipient was Senator Trent Lott (R-Miss.) who, despite his adamance about staying on, announced he would be stepping down as Senate...

U.S. Troops in Saudi Arabia

August 9, 1990 – The Gathering Desert Storm – Hostages In Baghdad

August 9, 1990 – CBS World News Roundup – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – August 9, 1990. Inching ever-closer to a confrontation with Baghdad,  U.S. troops were arriving in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia to begin deployment and training for what would inevitably be known as Desert Storm. So far, 5,000 U.S. troops...

Gulf Crisis - Leaving Kuwait

August 24, 1990 – Gulf Crisis – Postures And Gestures

  August 24, 1990 – Gulf Crisis Update + CBS Hourly News – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – August 24, 1990 – News for this day continued with bulletins and updates. The Crisis in the Gulf was heating up by the hour. Embargo’s were in place and reserves were being...

The situation in Iraq - August 1990

August 16, 1990 – The Matter Of Iraq: Overtures And Strategies

August 16, 1990 – CBS World News Roundup – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – News for this August 16, 1990 was about the brewing confrontation over the Iraq invasion of Kuwait. Complications, overtures and Military options were all on the table, happening seemingly simultaneously. The issue at the moment was...

Refugees fleeing Liberian overthrow

August 5, 1990 – Invasion And Overthrows

August 5, 1990 – ABC Information Network News – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – August 5, 1990 – unsettling news this day. The ongoing attempted overthrow in Liberia of the government of President Samuel Doe and the outbreak of Civil War, prompted President Bush to order the evacuation of all...