When all else fails, burn an oil field.
Click on the link here for Audio Player: News for January 23, 1991
January 23rd in 1991 marked one week since Operation Desert Storm began. The move was on to oust the Iraqi Army from Kuwait, with ground action expected to start anytime soon. Amid reports of Scud attacks on Israel, U.S. planes attacking a supposed Baby Milk Factory and reports of Iraqi troops setting fire to oil fields, the Coalition Operation was moving along smoothly.
Here is a morning report on the events of the previous night via The CBS World News Roundup, along with sporadic Special Reports via CBS Radio throughout the morning on January 23, 1991.
Click on the link here for Audio Player: News for Nov. 15, 1991
A day with surprises, this November 15th in 1991. Starting with news that former Security Adviser and key player in the Iran-Contra affair, John Poindexter had his five-count criminal conviction overturned, making him a free (for the time being) man.
Also came word that another Iran-Contra figure, former Assistant Secretary of State Elliot Abrams had his sentence reduced to two years Probation and 100 hours Community Service for lying to Congress during the Iran-Contra hearings.
Such was the fickle finger of Justice.
That, and a lot of other news, including hearings on Capitol Hill over extending Unemployment benefits and allegations of Cocaine use by KKK Figure and Gubernatorial Candidate David Duke.
One of those days as reported by CBS News for November 15, 1991.
Click on the link here for Audio Player:Slowdive – In Session April 21, 1991
Vintage ethereal by way of Slowdive, one of the seminal bands of the Shoegaze movement in the early 1990’s.
Tonight it’s from a session the band cut for the BBC on April 21, 1991.
Here’s what’s on the player:
Slowdive In Session – April 21, 1991
1. Catch The Breeze
3. Golden Hair
Golden Hair, incidentally, is the Syd Barrett song, done in inimitable Slowdive fashion (thought you’d like to know).
Starting off the week in a decidedly Experimental direction.
Boris Yelstin – no way was the Genie going back in the bottle.
Click on the link here for Audio player: Coup in Russia – August 21, 1991
News for this August 21st in 1991 had to do with the shocking turn of events in Russia. In the early hours of the morning, a coup staged by Kremlin hardliners ousted Mikhail Gorbachev and attempted to overthrow the government in an effort to re-establish the old Communist hierarchy and suppress the new freedoms brought about by Perestroika and Glasnost. As tanks and troops, loyal to the hardliners marched through the streets of Moscow to seize the Parliament Building, fears that Russia would now slip back into the patterns of the Cold War brought thousands into the streets to protest, led by opposition President Boris Yeltsin.
Here are the early reports, via NPR’s Morning Edition from August 21, 1991, when news was sketchy and confusion was everywhere.
January 23, 1991 – Scuds And 'Baby Formula'..
"If you lived here you'd be nervous by now."