Kirk Douglas on Radio Free Europe and Voice of America

By Ted Lipien As Putin’s propagandists are again spreading lies around the world and trying to undermine American democracy, it would have been useful for the Voice of America (VOA) to have mentioned in a short VOA obituary for Hollywood actor and producer Kirk Douglas his defense of free speech behind the

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USCGC Courier Was Voice of America Radio Transmitting Station (1952–1964)

The Truman administration (April 12, 1945 – January 20, 1953) responded to Soviet propaganda during the early stages of the Cold War by reforming the management and personnel of the Voice of America (VOA) and increasing the power and range of VOA’s shortwave and medium wave radio transmissions. In 1952, the

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Stalin Peace Prize Voice of America Editor Duped by Soviet Propaganda

Cold War Radio Museum As Vladimir Putin and his propagandists intensify their campaign to falsify history and may again interfere in the 2020 U.S. elections, as they did in the 2016 U.S. vote, it is important to remember that such Russian attempts to influence American politics and media are not

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Russian propaganda at WWII Voice of America

Russian propaganda influence in the United States is not new. “I established contact at the Soviet embassy with people who spoke English and were willing to feed me important bits and pieces from their side of the wire”* *Howard Fast. Being Red (Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1990), p. 18. Howard

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Created 70 years ago, Stalin Peace Prize went in 1953 to former Voice of America chief news writer Howard Fast

The International Stalin Prize for Strengthening Peace Among Peoples was created 70 years ago on December 21, 1949 by a decree of the Presidium of the Supreme Soviet in honor of Joseph Stalin’s seventieth birthday. One of the several recipients of the 1953 Stalin International Peace Prize was American writer, journalist

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Mira Złotowska – Michałowska — a VOA friend of Stalin Peace Prize winner

By Ted Lipien for Cold War Radio Museum Soviet influence at Voice of America during World War II — documents and analysis Soviet influence at WWII Voice of America From VOA to communist regime journalist Choices of VOA’s pro-Soviet journalist VOA journalist marries Communists A pro-Soviet propagandist at OWI and

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Paul Harvey, David Brinkley, Howard K. Smith, and John Chancellor signed 1967 VOA first day cover

This First Day of Issue Cover for the Voice of America 1967 stamp has autographs from several famous American radio and television broadcasters including Paul Harvey, David Brinkley, and Howard K. Smith. John Chancellor of NBC News who was the Voice of America director from 1965 to 1967, also signed the First Day of

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Voice of America? – Why The Question Mark?

In 1948, U.S. senators called VOA programs “ridiculous,” “unjustified” and “deplorable.” Liberal, moderate, and conservative lawmakers, some of whom even accused the Voice of America of “slander” and “libel” in how several U.S. states were described in radio programs acquired from NBC under a government contract, did not seek to

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Stalin Prize-Winning Chief Writer of Voice of America News

Cold War Radio Museum  “I established contact at the Soviet embassy with people who spoke English and were willing to feed me important bits and pieces from their side of the wire. I had long ago, somewhat facetiously, suggested ‘Yankee Doodle’ as our musical signal, and now that silly little

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