Tagged: United States Department of State

Elections in Britain - 1950 0

February 23, 1950 – Britain Goes To The Polls – Election Night In London – Coal Strike In America.

Busy day in World affairs and a busy day in domestic ones. While the eyes of the world were focused on Britain this February 23rd in 1950, waiting for election results, the eyes of American were focused on the Coal Strike where ten states were called on to invoke emergency...

February 16, 1979 0

February 16, 1979 – Flight From Tehran

February 16, 1979 – a day of evacuation, confusion and purges in Tehran, and a day of logger-heads in Mexico City. In Iran, the escape was on, and hundreds of American nationals were lining up at Tehran Airport to get the next flight out. Meanwhile, the purge was on, with...

FDR - State of the Union in Wartime

January 6, 1945-State Of The Union In Wartime – President Roosevelt Addresses Congress And The Nation

This January 6th we were still in the midst of a World War. The optimism which followed the Allied invasion of Europe in the Summer of 1944 was interrupted by a surprise German counterattack in Belgium and Luxembourg just before Christmas. It threatened to cut the allied advance in half....

South Africa reaction to Benjamin Moloise execution

October 19, 1985 – Achille Lauro Aftermath – Benjamin Moloise Aftermath

October 19, 1985 – CBS World News Roundup – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – October 19, 1985 – A day of reactions and protest. Anti-American sentiment was running high in Rome as an emissary of the White House arrived for discussions over the Italian stance on the Achille Lauro hijacking...

Henry Kissinger

October 12, 1972 – Vietnam Peace Speculation And A Nothing Burger Named Watergate.

October 12, 1972 – NBC Nightly News – Audio – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – October 12, 1972. A Presidential election campaign in full-swing and Vietnam peace negotiations in Paris were looking hopeful. Henry Kissinger came back to Washington after four days of private meetings with North Vietnams top negotiators...

MC5

MC5 Live In Paris – 1972 – Past Daily Soundbooth

MC5 – Live in Paris – March 1972 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – MC5 to get to the middle of the week. Unfortunately, by the time of this appearance in Paris in what was a live session for Radio/TV, the band was heading into the final stretch. Bassist Michael...