Willis Conover Interviewing Louis Armstrong for VOA Program Music, U.S.A.

Cold War Radio Museum   Thanks to generous donations from Voice of America employees, the online Cold War Radio Museum acquired an original photograph of VOA broadcaster Willis Conover interviewing jazz musician Louis Armstrong autographed by both for Croatian musician Miljenko Prohaska. The back of the photograph has the following

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New Cold War Radio Museum Propaganda Explained Books

Cold War Radio Museum Books in Paperback and Kindle Cold War Radio Museum The “Divide and Conquer” pamphlet published by the U.S. Office of War Information (O.W.I.) in 1942 is a unique example of government attempts to warn Americans during World War II about the dangers of Nazi propaganda and

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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       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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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 1943

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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 (approx. $168 million in today’s dollars) within the United States Information Agency (USIA). By comparison, VOA’s budget

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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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