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March 13, 1961 – East Berlin, OPEC, Cuba And Other Frying Pans.

If we’re helping relieve the boredom, chip in: Become a Patron! The Cold War climate was getting stirred up, this March 13th in 1961. News that West Berlin Mayor Willy Brandt left a meeting with President Kennedy saying there would be no trouble coming from the Soviets in the immediate...

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February 19, 1951 – The Situation In Korea: Successful Advances – Attempted Revivals

Not to seem obvious, but . . .:Become a Patron! News on this day in 1951, via Edward R. Murrow and The News, gave upbeat assessments from General Matthew Ridgeway regarding the situation in Korea and U.S. advances along the 38th Parallel. At one point, Chinese troops were engaged, their...

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The World According To Conference Room 5 – October 29, 1949

Subscribers can download for free: Become a Patron! News for this October 29 in 1949 had much to do with the comings and goings from Conference Room 5 at the United Nations temporary headquarters at Lake Success, New York. Topic for discussion was Atomic Energy and what was going to...

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What About Watt – October 16, 1983

Click on the link here for Audio Player – ABC Radio News + World News This Week – October 16, 1983 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection Further evidence Capitol Hill has always been capable of leaving the nation breathless. This October 16th in 1983 saw the long hoped-for resignation of...

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The Tap-Dance Called Detente – Henry Kissinger Press Conference – October 12, 1973 – Past Daily Reference Room

Click on the link here for Audio Player – NPR Special Program – Secretary Of State Henry Kissinger Press Conference – October 12, 1973 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection. With the Yom Kippur (or Ramadan) War going full-tilt, and what was looking like an ever-increasing chance of an East-West showdown...

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Speaking Softly – Carrying Big Sticks – September 23, 1986

Click on the link here for Audio Player – CBS Radio: The World Tonight – September 23, 1986 – The Gordon Skene Sound Collection A day of political wrangling, this September 23rd in 1986. East-West relations going back and forth between frozen and simply cold. Proposals of a possible Summit...

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Cuba Redux – September 8, 1979

Click on the link here for Audio Player – CBS Hourly News – September 8, 1979 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection Shades of October 1962, this day in September 35 years ago. A flurry of reports claiming the presence of Soviet troops on Cuban soil brought a wave of paranoia...

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The Breakaway Republic Epidemic – April 3, 1990

Click on the link here for Audio Player – CBS World News Roundup  – April 3, 1990 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection Four months into the new decade – the last one of the 20th Century and the world was knee-deep in changes. On this April 3rd in 1990, news...

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Swaps And Swipes – April 2, 1987

Click on the link here for Audio Player – CBS World News Roundup – April 2, 1987 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection A day loaded with Politics and arm-twisting, this April 2nd, 1987. Starting with a heavy dose of back-slapping and promises from the Reagan White House in order to...

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Asking Moscow For Help In 1968 – Soviet Takeover Comes To Prague – Past Daily Weekend Reference Room

Click on the link here for Audio Player – CBS Radio Net Alert Bulletin – Czech Crisis – August 20, 1968 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection With the latest news regarding the Ukraine, the situation in Crimea and reports of Russian troops crossing the Ukraine border, it all has a...