Early U.S. government press release on ‘voice’ of America

Cold War Radio Museum New York, New York. 1943 “United Nations” exhibition of photographs presented by the United States Office of War Information (OWI) on Rockefeller Plaza. Listening to broadcasts of President Roosevelt, Churchill, Stalin, and Chiang Kai-shek, heard every half-hour from a loudspeaker at one end of the frame

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Voice of America Director Mary Bitterman March 1980 – January 1981

Cold War Radio Museum       VOA’s 15th director from March 1980 to January 1981 during President Jimmy Carter administration, Mary Bitterman presided over VOA in a period of turmoil in Afghanistan, Liberia, and Poland – which brought a resurgence of jamming against VOA and other international broadcasters. Former

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Gene Pell on VOA’s Mission in 1983

Cold War Radio Museum In 1983, Gene Pell, former Moscow correspondent for NBC News, was Voice of America’s (VOA) Deputy Associate Director for Broadcasting (Programs) under VOA Director Kenneth Y. Tomlinson. Gene Pell, had joined VOA as director of news and current affairs in 1982. He later served as VOA

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General Eisenhower accused WWII VOA of ‘insubordination’

Cold War Radio Museum After leaving the White House in 1961, former President Dwight D Eisenhower briefly alluded in his memoirs Waging Peace (1965) to the Voice of America’s (VOA) wartime record of propaganda collusion with Soviet Russia. As a military leader during World War II, he must have been

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OWI head Elmer Davis spreads Soviet Katyn propaganda lie in Voice of America broadcasts

Cold War Radio Museum Elmer Davis, Director, Office of War Information (OWI), Alfred T. Palmer, photographer. Part of: Farm Security Administration – Office of War Information Photograph Collection, Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division Washington, D.C. 20540. Soviet Russia’s lie that the Nazi Germans and not the Soviets were

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John Houseman. VOA Photo.

First VOA Director was a pro-Soviet Communist sympathizer, State Dept. warned FDR White House

Cold War Radio Museum April 1943 – State Department Warns White House of Soviet Influence at Voice of America   May 4, 2018 Analysis by Ted Lipien for Cold War Radio Museum The Cold War Radio Museum has presented for the first time to a wider online audience a secret

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Voice of America 1959 — VOA/USIA Booklet

Cold War Radio Museum February 8, 2018 In 1959, the Voice of America (VOA) had a clear and convincing public relations message to describe its mission and to justify its $20 million budget [1]The Budget of the United States Government for the Fiscal Year Ending June 30, 1959. The United

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April 20, 1943 — Congressman Woodruff warns of Soviet propaganda in Voice of America broadcasts

Cold War Radio Museum On April 13, 1943, Nazi Germany’s propaganda machine announced the discovery of the graves containing the bodies of thousands of Polish prisoners of war in Soviet captivity who went missing in Russia in the spring of 1940. A few days later, on April 16 and April

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April 17, 1943 – Voice of America airs Soviet propaganda lie on Katyn Massacre

Cold War Radio Museum Declassified documents in the National Archives show that a directive issued to on April 17, 1943 by the management of the U.S. Office of War Information (OWI) ordered its Overseas Branch in charge of what were later called Voice of America (VOA) radio broadcasts to air

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How a refugee journalist exposed Voice of America censorship of the Katyn Massacre

Cold War Radio Museum Fascinating and until now generally unknown details of how a single refugee journalist, Julius Epstein, exposed Voice of America’s (VOA) censorship designed to cover up Soviet responsibility for the 1940 Katyn Forest massacre of nearly 22,000 Polish POW officers and intellectual leaders can be found in

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