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Rep. Woodruff Comments on Davis’ Appointment to OWI

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June 18, 1942 – Congressman Roy Woodruff warns of mismanagement of U.S. Government propaganda, welcomes appointment of Elmer Davis to be head of Office of War Information (OWI) only to be disappointed later by Soviet and communist influence within the Voice of America (VOA) under its first director John Houseman. Elmer Davis himself would record radio programs for U.S. domestic and foreign audiences in which he promoted Soviet propaganda lies.


Ted Lipien is the online Cold War Radio Museum's principal volunteer editor. He is an independent journalist, writer, and media freedom advocate. He was Voice of America’s Polish Service chief during Poland’s struggle for democracy and VOA’s acting associate director. He also served briefly in 2020-2021 as RFE/RL president in a non-political and non-partisan role. His book “Wojtyła’s Women” was published in 2008 by O-Books, UK. E-mail him at:

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