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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Crusade for Freedom: Young women tell stories of lovelessness in Kremlin-controlled countries

The 1950s “Crusade for Freedom” media publicity campaign in the United States and to some degree in Western Europe was ostensibly for the purpose of raising private money for Radio Free Europe (RFE), the U.S. government-sponsored radio station in West Germany. In reality, these private donations amounting to a few

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Radio Free Europe Started Broadcasting 70 Years Ago on July 4, 1950 – A Look at RFE Circa 1960 – Happy Birthday

Cold War Radio Museum By Ted Lipien Happy Birthday Radio Free Europe! I had lived in communist ruled Poland until the age of 16 listening to RFE Polish Service. Its broadcasts opened my mind, although as far as knowledge of history and understanding of Marxism, communism, state-run media, schools and

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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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U.S. State Department Describing Voice of America for ‘The Campaign of Truth’ Circa 1952

In the early 1950s, the U.S. State Department launched its public diplomacy program called “The Campaign of Truth” designed to counter Soviet propaganda using the Voice of America (VOA) and the State Department’s public diplomacy programs. They were described in “The Campaign of Truth: How You Can Help” pamphlet published

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‘Shouldn’t they hear both sides? Radio Free Europe 1967 ad

Cold War Radio Museum The Crusade for Freedom was the name of an advertising campaign designed to get Americans to contribute money to Radio Free Europe which broadcast radio programs in various languages to the captive nations behind the Iron Curtain during the Cold War. The ad seen here is

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Three U.S. Presidents Publicly Rebuked Voice of America for Promoting Foreign Propaganda

Ted Lipien for Cold War Radio Museum What President Donald Trump said about the U.S. tax-funded, federally-run Voice of America (VOA) during his White House press briefing on April 15, 2020 may have been harsh, especially coming right after an earlier written statement from his White House asserting that VOA

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Voice of America Doctor Who Brought AIDS Information to USSR and Saved Lives

By Ted Lipien for Cold War Radio Museum At one time during the Cold War, the taxpayer-funded, U.S. government-run broadcaster, the Voice of America (VOA), helped to save the Soviet Union from the danger of ignoring the AIDS epidemic. VOA brought AIDS for the first time to the attention of

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Voice of America had no audience in pre-Castro Cuba and initially supported Soviet socialism in Eastern Europe

Cold War Radio Museum By Ted Lipien As reported by CNN and other media, Senator Bernie Sanders said on CBS’ “60 Minutes” in an interview that aired February 23, 2020 that “It’s unfair to simply say everything is bad” with the way Fidel Castro ruled Cuba. SENATOR BERNIE SANDERS: “When

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