Tagged: Soviet

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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...

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Putting On The Happy Face – December 23, 1957

Click on the link here for Audio Player – President Eisenhower Address on Paris NATO Summit – December 23, 1957 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection On this day in 1957 a brief respite from the onslaught of Christmas shopping and Christmas music to get a report from President Eisenhower on...

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Cuba Redux – November 20, 1962

Click on the link here for Audio Player – NBC World News Roundup + Emphasis – November 20, 1962 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection The lingering legacy of the Cuban Missile Crisis was still very apparent, this November 20th in 1962. On this day, news broke that Cuban Premier Fidel...