Out With the Old
Friday, July 23, 2004
There's a mutiny afoot at the Voice of America. This month, about half of VOA's staffers petitioned Congress, charging the agency's overseers, the Broadcasting Board of Governors, with irresponsibly dismantling the 62-year old service. Chief among their concerns is BBG’s decision to replace VOA's Arabic service with the much more expensive Radio Sawa, which is heavy on pop music and light on news. BBG Chairman Kenneth Tomlinson joins Brooke to explain his vision for the future of international broadcasting.