NBC Evening News for Friday, Feb 16, 1979
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(Studio) Report on propaganda war by radio between United States and USSR . Fresh attention to this matter as result of Soviet broadcast into Iran noted.
REPORTER: Tom Brokaw
(London, England) Films shown of Voice of American, BBC (British Broadcasting Corporation) World Service and Radio Moscow broadcasts. Moscow's recent expansion of broadcasts into English reported to be latest move in war for listeners around world. Details given of how broadcasts can be beamed around world. West broadcasts noted aimed at E. Europe and USSR in past. Growing important of broadcasts to 3rd world ntns. examined. Iranian situation, both pre& post-revolution, given as ex. of subject of propaganda broadcasts from both West and E. [Radio Moscow ANNOUNCER - speaks to Iranians.] Film shown. Listening to others' broadcasts reported to be part of propaganda business Worldwide monitoring service said run at English country manor by BBC (British Broadcasting Corporation) and For. Broadcast Info. Service, which is part of CIA. Probability that Radio Moscow is most-heard service stated. [BBC (British Broadcasting Corporation) monitoring service spokesperson Richard MEASHAM - discusses reasons for Radio Moscow's ability to transmit to so many places.] Shortwave broadcasting cited as one way that values and ideals of different societies can compete on open market
REPORTER: Garrick Utley