Secret Memos on How Voice of America Was Duped by Soviet Propaganda on Katyn Massacre

VOA officials and journalists were manipulated by the Soviet fake news offensive for many years By Ted Lipien for Cold War Radio Museum According to a declassified confidential State Department memorandum dated January 25, 1951, Charles Thayer, who from January 1948 to October 1949 had been the Voice of America

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Truman’s ‘Campaign of Truth’ at Voice of America Part I: Countering Soviet Propaganda Abroad and at Home

In a new multipart series presenting many primary sources, the Cold War Radio Museum is looking at President Harry S. Truman’s “Campaign of Truth” (1950-1952) against Soviet propaganda and at problems with its implementation at the U.S. government-run Voice of America (VOA) between April 1950 and the end 1952. The

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Voice of America Polish Service journalists accused of being anti-communist Reagan saboteurs

by Ted Lipien Kazimierz Adamski, “Dywersja Głosu Ameryki: Polska na specjalny obstalunek,” Głos Pomorza, January 9, 1986. An article titled, “DYWERSJA ‘GŁOSU AMERYKI’ Polska na specjalny obstalunek” (“‘Voice of America’ Sabotage: Poland by Special Order“), appeared in the regional Polish Communist Party newspaper Głos Pomorza on Poland’s Baltic coast on

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Voice of America and USIA 1958 Promotional Pamphlet

Cold War Radio Museum The 1958 Voice of America (VOA) and U.S. Information Agency (USIA)  promotional pamphlet seems to have been written primarily for Americans although it was also designed for distribution overseas. In a simple and somewhat patronizing language, the pamphlet conveys the message that the Voice of America

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Bipartisan Support for Voice of America Countering of Soviet and Communist Propaganda in the 1950s

Cold War Radio Museum In the early 1950s, the Voice of America (VOA) started to attract bipartisan support after several years of strong criticism, mostly from Republicans but also from a number of Democrats, that some of VOA’s pioneer executives and journalists hired during World War II were overly sympathetic

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Voice of America 1967 First Day Cover with Larry King Autograph

Cold War Radio Museum Larry King who died on January 23, 2021 was a popular American radio and television host best known for his show Larry King Live on CNN which aired from 1985 to 2010. In his later broadcasting career, Larry King was criticized for doing business with  Russian state

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Different Names of the Voice of America

Cold War Radio Museum By Ted Lipien The U.S. taxpayer-funded and U.S. government-operated  international radio broadcaster established in 1942 had several official and unofficial names before it became widely known as the Voice of America (VOA) shortly after the end of World War II. In 1947, the U.S. government radio

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Voice of America Japanese Sportscasters Pose with New York Yankees

Ted Lipien for Cold War Radio Museum Cold War Radio Museum has acquired a press photograph showing Voice of America’s (VOA) Japanese Service sportscasters with New York Yankees baseball team pitcher Eddie Lopat and team manager Casey Stengel. The photograph is of an undetermined origin but may have been distributed

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Voice of America WWII Communist Propaganda to Yugoslavia

Ted Lipien for Cold War Radio Museum Thanks to several lawmakers, both Republicans and Democrats, the U.S. Congress became aware during World War II of Voice of America’s (VOA) communist propaganda in broadcasts to Yugoslavia. Most members of Congress opposed such U.S. government-produced support for communist groups at American taxpayers’

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How Congress Exposed, Defunded and Stopped Domestic U.S. Government Propaganda in 1943

During World War II, the federal government’s Office of War Information (OWI),  where Voice of America (VOA) radio broadcasts for overseas audiences were started in 1942, produced news and factual war information, but it also produced mildly partisan and sometimes deceptive pro-Soviet propaganda for newspapers and radio in the United

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