Tagged: Tokyo

New York World's Fair 1939

October 30, 1939 – Closing The New York World’s Fair (For The Winter)

It was October 30, eighty-one years ago that the 1939 New York World’s Fair came to a close for the winter. Scheduled to re-open in May of 1940. The World of Tomorrow, as it was referred to, was a hugely ambitious project – the second largest and most expensive World’s...

Ceasefire in Bosnia

February 14, 1994 – A Ceasefire Holds, But . . . .

February 14, 1994 – CBS World News Roundup – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – February 14, 1994 – A day of tenuous anticipation and mixed messages. While the Sarajevo ceasefire was holding, a battle was taking place in central Bosnia between Croats and troops of the Muslim-led Bosnian government. The...

juku Cram School - 1986

August 23, 1986 – Spies, Drugs And Juku Cram Schools.

  August 23, 1986 – CBS World News Roundup – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – August 23, 1986 – 30 years ago today – the big news was the disclosure and only the most perfunctory acknowledgement of a Chinese newspaper report that a U.S. Citizen was convicted in China on...

President Eisenhower

President Eisenhower – Report On The 83rd Congress – August 6, 1953 – Past Daily Reference Room

President Eisenhower and his report to the nation – the report card on the 83rd Congress, delivered August 6, 1953. As was the custom, President Eisenhower delivered a report card to the nation, a status report on how Congress was doing as it was adjourned for the Summer and heading...

Waiting For The Next Chapter – August 25, 1945

Waiting For The Next Chapter – August 25, 1945

– News for August 25, 1945 – NBC Radio – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – News for August 25th in 1945 was about preparing for Allied Occupation forces set to land in Japan. Delayed over bad weather for two days, the Third Fleet was going ahead and was getting ready...

A Surrender Delegation Arrives – August 18, 1945

A Surrender Delegation Arrives – August 18, 1945

– CBS Radio – Special Broadcast from Ie Shima Island – August 18, 1945 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – With the end of hostilities just days earlier on August 15th, the process of making the surrender official began. On the morning of August 18th, a plane carrying a surrender...

On Tenterhooks And Turns Of Phrase – August 11, 1945

On Tenterhooks And Turns Of Phrase – August 11, 1945

– Special Report by Morgan Beatty, State Department – August 11, 1945 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – More suspense, this August 11th in 1945. Following a day of premature celebration came a day of waiting. Diplomatic cables passing back and forth between legations in Switzerland – relayed to the...

‘Something Terrible Was Supposed To Happen In Tokyo Today’ – April 15, 1995

‘Something Terrible Was Supposed To Happen In Tokyo Today’ – April 15, 1995

  . . . or click on the link here for Audio Player – CBS World News Roundup – April 15, 1995 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection April 15, 1995 came and went and the much-feared repeat of the Sarin Gas attack, which took place in Tokyo on March 20th,...

Miles Davis – Live In Tokyo – 1964 – Past Daily Downbeat

Click on the link here for Audio Player – Miles Davis Quintet – Live at Hibaya Yagai Ongaku-do Hall, Tokyo – July 12, 1964 – NHK Radio – Tokyo Classic Miles Davis this weekend. His Quintet, featuring Herbie Hancock, Ron Carter, Tony Williams and Sam Rivers live in Tokyo and...