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Tiananmen Square 1989

May 19, 1989 – Tension And Confrontation

May 19, 1989 – The World Tonight – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – May 19, 1989 – a day of increased tensions and confrontation. Students gathered in Beijing’s Tiananmen Square to protest the hardline regime and push for dramatic political reforms in China. As the protests continued, the movement gained...

A Peace Treaty – September 8, 1951

A Peace Treaty – September 8, 1951

– UN Signing of Treaty With Japan – Sepetember 8, 1951 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Six years, almost to the day of the surrender signing between Japan and the Allies, ending hostilities in World War 2. The Treaty signing on this day in 1951, known as The San...

Life After Mao – September 9-10, 1976 – Past Daily Reference Room

Click on the link here for Audio Player – CBS News – China After Mao – September 10, 1976 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection For those of you who don’t know who Chairman Mao was (and for those of you who do, imagine my shock at how many actually don’t),...

Where Is Fang? – June 11, 1989

Click on the link here for Audio Player – CBS Hourly News – June 11, 1989 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection News for this June 11th in 1989 had much to do with the continuing crackdown in China of dissidents, post Tiananmen Square. High on that list of “most wanted”...

50 Days In History – Tiananmen Square – April-June 1989 – Past Daily Weekend Reference Room

50 Days In History – Tiananmen Square – April-June 1989 – Past Daily Weekend Reference Room

Click on the link here for Audio Player – Tiananmen Square – Timeline – May-June 1989 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection Twenty-five years ago, all eyes were on Beijing and the unfolding events that, at first seemed wildly optimistic and then turned very bad. Beginning in April, coinciding with the...

April 23, 1989 – Some Crazy Students In China – Explosions On A Battleship

Become a Patron! A momentous week in history, but nobody really knew it at the time. The week of April 23, 1989 was filled with a lot of strife, chaos, students and marathon emotions. So perhaps the news from Beijing didn’t register much on the attention scale, at least for...

It’s May 28, 1989 – Do You Know Where Your Latest Scandal Is?

Click on the link here for Audio Player:  Seemingly no end to scandal where Capitol Hill is concerned. For this May 28th in 1989 the specter of Ethics reared its inquiring head and its victims were the House Speaker and the House Whip. As always, money was the factor...