RT Book, Whole DB /z-wcorg/ DS http://worldcat.org ID 36824709 LA English T1 War of the black heavens : the battles of Western broadcasting in the Cold War A1 Nelson, Michael,, PB Syracuse University Press PP [Syracuse, N.Y.] YR 1997 SN 0815604793 9780815604792 AB Based on first-hand interviews and documents from the Central Committee of the Soviet Communist Party, Michael Nelson shows that Western radio - principally, the British Broadcasting Corporation, Radio Free Europe, Radio Liberty, and the Voice of America - were unrivaled forces in the fight against communism and the fall of the Iron Curtain. The Communists did everything in their power to prevent the infiltration of Western thought into their world, resorting to jamming radio signals, assassinating staff, and bombing stations. These radio programs introduced a forbidden, exciting culture to millions of eager listeners. Pop music, talk shows, news, and information about consumer goods all relayed a message of the good life, subtly undermining the values of the communist regimes. Western radio actively connected listeners with the cultures of Europe and North America.