Voice of America Director Mary Bitterman March 1980 – January 1981

Cold War Radio Museum       Support Cold War Radio Museum By Buying Our Books on Amazon 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

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Voice of America Interview with Future Pope

Cold War Radio Museum October 16, 2016 A radio interview with future Pope John Paul II, recorded and first broadcast by the Voice of America (VOA) in 1976, was rebroadcast by VOA’s Polish Service on October 16, 1978, shortly after the news of Cardinal Karol Wojtyła’s election as new Roman

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Reagan lauded emigration, labor rights, Voice of America and Radio Free Europe in a 1980 campaign speech

Cold War Radio Museum September 10, 2016 Ronald Reagan kicked off his presidential campaign with a Labor Day speech at Liberty State Park, Jersey City, New Jersey on 1 September 1980. In his speech, Reagan talked about the United States as a nation of immigrants, mentioned the Solidarity independent trade

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