Tagged: World War II

The Atomic Bomb – Now What? – August 12, 1945

The Atomic Bomb – Now What? – August 12, 1945

– Chicago University Roundtable: Atomic Force: It’s Meaning for Mankind – August 12, 1945 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – As the world waited for the official end of World War 2, and as the effects of the Atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki began to settle in, the question...

Marshal Petain – State Of The Nation – August 13, 1940

Marshal Petain – State Of The Nation – August 13, 1940

  – Marshal Petain – Address to the French People – Radio Paris – August 13, 1940 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – 75 years ago this day, the French government, now under control of Nazi German occupation, appointed former World War 1 hero Marshal Phillippe Petain as head of...

August 12, 1945 – Any Day – Any Hour- Any Minute

– NBC – World News Roundup – News Of The World – August 12, 1945 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – – WOR-MBS – News and programming from 1:00 pm – 2:15 pm EWT – August 12, 1945 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Become a Patron! August 12, 1945...

Feelers And Mixed Signals – August 10, 1945

Feelers And Mixed Signals – August 10, 1945

– News reports – NBC/CBS – August 10, 1945 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – News for this August 10th, 70 years ago was full of anticipation mixed with caution. Shortly after reports of the Nagasaki Atomic Bomb attack surfaced, and after President Truman went to address the nation on...

Nagasaki - August 9, 1945

August 9, 1945 – Nagasaki: The Rain Of Ruin – The Second Atomic Bombing Of Japan.

– MBS – Gabriel Heater and The News – August 9, 1945 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – And while President Truman was reporting on the aftermath of the Hiroshima bombing on August 9, 1945 another bomb, more powerful than the first, exploded over Nagasaki. The promised “Rain of Ruin”...

Vanishing, Almost Without Trace – August 8, 1945

Vanishing, Almost Without Trace – August 8, 1945

– From The Pacific – NBC Radio – August 8, 1945 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Two days after the first Atomic Bomb attack on a Hiroshima, the city was still smoldering. The full extent of the destruction was only starting to become apparent. American reconnaissance planes were able...

Hiroshima - 1945

August 7, 1945 – Hiroshima: Once, A Bright City.

– CBS Morning News Roundup – August 7, 1945 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – As news on this August 7th in 1945 continued to trickle in regarding the Atomic Bomb dropped on Hiroshima, many hours after the fact, the impact and repercussions of this new and horrific weapon in...

Truce Talks – Bluff Talks – July 10, 1951

Truce Talks – Bluff Talks – July 10, 1951

  – CBS Radio – Edward R. Murrow News With Don Hollenbeck – July 10, 1951 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection July 10, 1951 was an interesting day – not so much for what it represented in the present, but what it foretold about the future. The situation in Korea...

Ollie North Chides Congress – July 9, 1987

Ollie North Chides Congress – July 9, 1987

    – CBS World News Roundup – July 9, 1987 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – The Iran-Contra hearings were still big news, this July 9th in 1987. Oliver North was busy chiding the Congressional Hearing committee for its handling of the investigation, while supporters were busy demonstrating, calling...

‘Without Damaging The Extremely Delicate Balance Of The Negotiations’ – July 6, 1951

‘Without Damaging The Extremely Delicate Balance Of The Negotiations’ – July 6, 1951

– CBS Radio – Edward R. Murrow News With Don Hollenbeck – July 6, 1951 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection News for this day 64 years ago had much to do with the situation in Korea and the Red Scare that went along with it. Starting with reports that the...