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This newsreel reports on a new Coast Guard ship that will broadcast programs for the Voice of America. During the Cold War, the U.S. government used the VOA to transmit to countries behind the Iron Curtain.
"Radio Propaganda for Communist Countries." Archival Film. 1 Jan. 1952. NBC Learn. Web. 17 January 2015.
(1952, January 1). Radio Propaganda for Communist Countries. [Newsreel]. Archival Film. Retrieved from https://archives.nbclearn.com/portal/site/k-12/browse/?cuecard=1731
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"Radio Propaganda for Communist Countries" Archival Film, New York, NY: NBC Universal, 1952. Accessed Sat Jan 17 2015 from NBC Learn: https://archives.nbclearn.com/portal/site/k-12/browse/?cuecard=1731
Radio Propaganda for Communist Countries
NARRATOR: In the Cold War against the Communists, the United States commissions the Coast Guard cutter Courier as its first seagoing radio transmitter. Designed to send Voice of America broadcasts deep behind the Iron Curtain, the Courier can move about freely, to avoid red interference of its programs.
Its transmitters are the most powerful ever installed aboard ship. The biggest is three times as effective as the largest American broadcasting station.
Some special programs will be sent directly from the ship, as is being shown here. But most of them will be relayed from the United States or from other broadcasting stations abroad.
Transcriptions will also be used. The turntable floats on a gyroscope and operates smoothly, even in rough waters. In the battle against communism the Courier, a ship without guns, goes into battle armed with the greatest weapon of all: truth.