The big news of this day in 1981 was the discovery of an alleged Libyan plot to assassinate President Reagan and key members of Reagan's White House team, including Caspar Weinberger and Philip Habib.
Libyan strongman Khadafy of course denied it, but the White House was adamant and precautions were put in place just in case the threats materialized.
In other news, a plane carrying 12 skydivers crashed in Pearl Harbor, killing all but one on board. As the newscasts progressed, rescue efforts were well underway.
Meanwhile, Casper Weinberger was applauding efforts of the Turkish government to suppress dissidents in that part of the world. Although the rest of the European community was not happy with Turkey's heavy handed handling of the situation, Weinberger saw it as a blow to Communism in that region.
And so it went, this December 6th in 1981 as reported by CBS Radio News on the Hour for 3,4 and 5:00 am (PST).