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U.S. Information Agency

The United States Information Agency , which existed from 1953 to 1999, was a United States agency devoted to public diplomacy. In 1999, USIA's broadcasting functions were moved to the newly created Broadcasting Board of Governors, and its exchange and non-broadcasting information functions were given to the newly created Under Secretary of State for Public Affairs and Public Diplomacy at the U.S. Department of State. Wikipedia*

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U.S. Information Agency has hosted 83 events in the C-SPAN Video Library; the first program was a 1945 Vignette. The year with the most events was 1963 with eight events. The year with the highest average number of views per video was 1964 with an average of 195,930 views per video. Most appearances with Ronald Reagan (2), Richard Scammon (2), Andrew Young (2). Most common tags: Kennedy, John F., Cold War, Presidential Campaign.

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