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Voice of America : a history

Author: Alan L Heil
Publisher: New York : Columbia University Press, ©2003.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The voice of America is the nation's largest publicly funded broadcasting network, reaching more than 90 million people worldwide in over fifty languages. Since it first went on the air as a regional wartime enterprise in February 1942, VOA has undergone a spectacular transformation, and it now employs scores of reporters worldwide and broadcasts around the clock every day of every year, reaching listeners in the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Alan L Heil
ISBN: 0231126743 9780231126748 0231126751 9780231126755
OCLC Number: 50958902
Description: xi, 538 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Contents: 1. Tiananmen: The Burden of Truth --
2. The Struggle to Get It Straight: The Early Years --
3. The 1950s and 1960s: Forging a More Credible Voice --
4. The VOA Correspondent: To the Ends of the Earth --
5. From Here to Everywhere: Building a Global Network --
6. Into the Citadel of "Ramshackle Excellence": A Portrait --
7. The Struggle to Get It Straight: The Charter as Law --
8. The Independence Debate: To the Brink and Back --
9. The Tumultuous 1980s: A Lost Horizon Regained --
10. The Epochal Years: 1969 and 1989 --
11. Out of Africa: The Triumph of Straight Talk --
12. On Language: Words and Their Stories --
13. Music: The Universal Language --
14. To the Roof of the World: The Tibetan Service Miracle --
15. Middle East Flashbacks: The Wars of 1967 and 1991 --
16. Into the 1990s: The Brave New World of Multimedia --
17. The Struggle to Get It Straight: Independence at the New Millennium --
18. America's Voice: A Voice for the Voiceless --
19. Yearning to Breathe Free: Tales of Great VOA Escapes --
20. The Struggle Goes On: VOA at the Dawn of the Twenty-first Century --
App. A. VOA Journalistic Code, April 12, 1995 --
App. B. Key Legislation Affecting VOA in Addition to the Charter --
App. C. Tables and Charts --
App. D. Selected Statements About VOA by Presidents.
Responsibility: Alan L. Heil, Jr.
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