The VOA’s Unfulfilled Promise
As a former Voice of America manager responsible for launching the VOA Ukrainian TV program hosted by Myroslava Gongadze, I applaud Jay Nordlinger for his article on this courageous and talented Ukrainian-American journalist (“A Voice of America,” April 25). I feel obliged, however, to comment on VOA’s early history and its current effectiveness.
Contrary to the Voice of America’s promise to tell the truth, during World War II it was primarily a propaganda tool of the Roosevelt White House and its own pro-Soviet sympathizers. The station’s World War II leadership did not permit any significant criticism of Joseph