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Tomlinson on Voice of America coverage of Pope John Paul II

Ken Tomlinson and Ted Lipien with Pope John Paul II

    Former Voice of America (VOA) director and former Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG) Chairman Ken Tomlinson, who died recently, told Voice of America two years ago that his most memorable moment at VOA was to visit the Polish Service and help arrange extensive news coverage of Pope John Paul II’s visit to Poland when the country was still ... Read More »

Ted Lipien remembers Ken Tomlinson

Kenneth Y Tomlinson

Ted Lipien remembers Ken Tomlinson I met Ken Tomlinson for the first time in 1982 when he became Voice of America director and I was in charge of VOA broadcasts to Poland. Ken asked me what the Polish Service needed to expand its news coverage and later made sure we got everything we wanted: more employees in Washington and reporters ... Read More »

Martial law prisoners in Poland praised Reagan, Voice of America and Radio Free Europe

Voice of America Polish

Originally posted on December 4, 2013 Today’s political prisoners who are fighting for democracy and human rights are still being held in China, Iran and in many other countries. While much of Central and Eastern Europe, previously under Soviet domination is now free, Belarus and Russia are still ruled by autocratic leaders and pro-democracy forces in Ukraine are struggling to ... Read More »

Lech Walesa’s Nov. 15, 1989 speech in Congress was broadcast jointly by Voice of America and Polish Radio

President Bush meets privately with Solidarity Leader Lech Walesa of Poland in the residence, 11/14/1989

Photograph of President George H.W. Bush and Lech Wałęsa was taken a day before Solidarity leader’s historic speech to the joint session of the United States Congress on November 15, 1989. The historic speech delivered on November 15, 1989 by Solidarity leader Lech Wałęsa to the joint session of the United States Congress was broadcast to Poland in a joint ... Read More »

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