NBC Evening News for Tuesday, Dec 22, 1981
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(Studio) Report with regard to Voice of America introduced
REPORTER: John Chancellor
(DC) VOA tape played. Congress charter of VOA said to require objective and balanced news rpting. Reagan administration said calling for more strident commentary on VOA. Radio Moscow tape played. Two radio broadcast systems contrasted. VOA news chief Bernard Kamenske said retiring because of policy changes. [KAMENSKE - say objective news cannot exist in a sea of propaganda.] [VOA Phil NICOLAIDES - explains position for tougher commentary.] Letter from Nicolaides to VOA administration James B. Conkling shown on screen and quoted. [International Communications Agency head Charles WICK - denies that VOA will follow Nicolaides advice with regard to propaganda.] [VOA Willis CONOVER - comments with regard to VOA credibility.]
REPORTER: John Dancy