Book Discussion on Voice of America

Alan Heil discussed his book, Voice of America, published by Columbia University Press. The book is about the nation’s largest… read more

Alan Heil discussed his book, Voice of America, published by Columbia University Press. The book is about the nation’s largest publicly funded broadcasting network. Voice of America first went on the air during World War II as a short-wave radio propaganda operation, but now it is a multimedia organization that encompasses radio, television and the Internet. Mr. Heil described VOA’s history from its founding to its sixtieth anniversary in 2002, as well as the investigations, political pressures, and restructuring the organization has undergone. During his presentation, he played audio excerpts of VOA broadcasts from around the world, including a program from China a few days before the pro-democracy demonstrations at Tiananmen Square, a weather report from Iraq, and a reporter’s observations on a civil war in Africa. After his presentation the author answered audience members' questions. close

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Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
Sep 6, 2003
Last Aired:
Oct 27, 2003

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  • Sep 06, 2003 | 10:59am EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Sep 21, 2003 | 2:00am EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Sep 27, 2003 | 5:58pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Oct 27, 2003 | 12:00am EST | C-SPAN 2
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