Members of the Coast Guard with the cutter Courier, a floating radio transmitter used to air messages from the Voice of America. President Harry S. Truman gave a speech that was transmitted in part through the Courier. Date: March 4, 1952. Credit: Rowe, Abbie, National Park Service, Harry S. Truman Library & Museum.

USCGC Courier – Voice of America Radio Transmitting Ship – Reception Problems and False VOA Audience Claims PART II

Changing Listener Views of VOA Programs By 1952, pro-Soviet propagandists were long gone from the Voice of America and were replaced by anti-communist refugee journalists, although as late as 1951 listeners in Poland were still complaining in letters secretly sent to the United States that VOA Polish programs were “uninteresting,

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Voice of America Polish Service chief Maciej Wierzyński with First Lady Hillary Clinton at the VOA building in Washington, D.C. June 1996. Wierzynski archive photo.

Maciej Wierzyński at Voice of America – ‘the Most Frustrating Period’ in the Life of a Refugee Journalist

Maciej Wierzyński at Voice of America One of the most successful and popular Polish-American refugee journalists, Maciej Wierzyński, described his tenure at the Voice of America in the 1990s as the “most frustrating period of his life.” By Ted Lipien My successor as the Voice of America (VOA) Polish Service

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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 Polish Writer Listed As His Job Reference Stalin’s KGB Agent of Influence Who Duped President Roosevelt

By Ted Lipien for Cold War Radio Museum One of many pro-Soviet journalists working during World War II and, in some cases for a few years after the war, at the U.S. government-run Voice of America (VOA) was Artur Salman, better known under his pen name Stefan Arski. Before and

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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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A pre-Christmas 1982 letter to Voice of America: a plea for shoes for Polish children

Cold War Radio Museum Polska – 1982 Dowiedzieliśmy się o zbiorze butów w U.S.A. – dla potrzebujących – dlatego mamy prośbę czy nieskontaktowalibyście nas z kimś dla otrzymania butów przynajmniej dla starszych dzieci 14 i 16-letnich dziewczynek – na okres zimowy. The Polish Service of the Voice of America (VOA)

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Polish children asked Voice of America to send them shoes for Christmas in 1982

Cold War Radio Museum Polska – 1982 Ponieważ nie znam nikogo, kto mógłby mi pomóc, ośmielam się napisać do Pana z prośbą o pomoc. Mam 3-je dzieci w wieku 12, 11 i 7 lat. U nas są duże trudności z odzieżą i butami. Poland -1982 Because I do not know

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1984 Interview with Czesław Miłosz on Polish-Jewish Relations

The interview (in Polish) with Czesław Miłosz, the 1980 winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature, was recorded in Oxford, England on September 19, 1984 at the International Conference for Polish-Jewish Studies. Ted Lipien (Tadeusz Lipień), who was then the chief of the Voice of America (VOA) Polish Service, asked

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Mira Złotowska – Michałowska — VOA communist partner Stefan Arski

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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Mira Złotowska – Michałowska — choices of VOA’s pro-Soviet journalist

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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