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Facts Forum. Facts Forum News, Vol. 5, No. 9, September 1956 - File 018. 1956-09. University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. July 21, 2019. https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/1352973/item/279/show/227.

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Title Facts Forum News, Vol. 5, No. 9, September 1956
Series Title Facts Forum News
Creator
  • Facts Forum
Publisher Facts Forum
Date September 1956
Language eng
Subject
  • Anti-communist movements
  • Conservatism
  • Politics and government
  • Hunt, H. L.
Place
  • Dallas, Texas
Genre
  • journals (periodicals)
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  • Text
Identifier AP2.F146 v. 5 1956; OCLC: 1352973
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  • University of Houston Libraries
  • Facts Forum News
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Transcript REPOBTING American facts and governmental policies on a - global scale is the responsibility of the United States Information Agency, of which Mr. Theodore C. Streibert has been director since it was separated from the State Department in 195.3. This agency plays a key role in communicating to peoples around the world the content and the meaning of our foreign policies and the. principles by which Americans live. As a guest of Reporters' Roundup, Mr. Streibert was shown traditional courtesy, and accepted in good grace the challenging questions of Mr. L. Edgar Prina, Senate correspondent of the Washington Evening Slur, and Mr. Donald O'Connor. Washington correspondent of the Detroit Times. Mr. Eugene Castle, author and outspoken critic of the USIA, in an earlier Reporters' Roundup interview had insisted that a more efficient propaganda campaign could be conducted if the informational activities now dealt with by the USIA were returned to the State Department. Many of the questions fired at Mr. Streibert were based upon Mr. Castle's statements. Moderator Robert F. Hurleigh, commentator and director of Washington operations for Mutual Broadcasting Company, stated that Soviet Russia is now pursuing a dual foreign policy which at first glance may appear con- Page 16 REPORTERS' ROUNDUP INTERVIEW OF Theodore C. Streiber Director of the U. S. Information Agency Characterizing as "wholly irresponsible" Mr. Eugene Castl' charge in a recent Reporters' Roundup interview that we I"1' spent 700 million dollars on worthless propaganda without l" proving the situation, this official spokesman for USIA disc/"5' "the other side of the coin." Mr. Streibert points out the necessity for a reasoned appr0"1 to the circumstances of each foreign country through USIA's n"*" media of communications. tradictory, but in which all individual actions fall into a regular pattern. "Some officials in Washington," continued Mr. Hurleigh, "describe this readjustment as a major turning point in the struggle between communism and freedom — perhaps initiating a new phase in what is called the cold war. This phase is new onlv- insofar as the Soviets have added a new element to their old policy. That policy, pursued from the start of the Bolshevist regime, uses propaganda, force, threats, and infiltration to promote world-wide Communist ends. Mr. Hurleigh referred to President Eisenhower's suggestion that all Americans who go abroad should become ambassadors ol good will to help make the truth of America's peaceful goals and our respect for the rights of others known to more people overseas. Khrushchev's Speech a Good Tool Mr. Prina prefaced a question by pointing out that the Voice of America has been broadcasting Khrushchev's speech in which he deglorified Stalin before the 20th Congress of the Soviet Communist Party. "Can vim tell me, Mr. Streibert," he asked, "just how this effort on the part of the Voice of America is aiding our propaganda effort?" "Well, this is the greatest confessional lor our purposes," replied Mr. and thos to be f oi fcubt if (Russia il "As a *serted it been •vhrushe Stalin — degree t to help and tha "here y •■on, it' Publishe Mr. 5 this was 'ecret," a purpo: an edito: tized th "lis wav hVell, prina. ' ^hrushc People o * a mea , It ma pt"Yc rustic Streibert, "that has ever been. It sb<J the extent of the terrorism and ' tyranny that is practiced under speech Communist dictatorship. It is th£| *ept fro hope that the denunciation may effective internally in some an the other hand, the verv ones who very ones w denouncing these practices p* pated in them. Also it shows non-democratic government can o thai on these terroristic practices ail-1" the people as well as Party mem'"' This pronouncement is not against™ rorism as practiced against the p1'"' of Russia. It is directed against Party members only." That the Voice of America did •* «e vva- accon *U we 1 ""ous ris ,inH" comment on the speech, but si broadcast what was believed to he authentic version, was pointed <>"* danger that the present regime """i use this to gain sympathy for i&*. which, of course, would not WOJ* our benefit?" "We are commenting on it n°v corrected Mr. Streibert, "although, first we gave only comments of 0<vJ papers and editorials on it. We W'1' 1 until the Daily Worker printed it '1V. authentic, if unofficial, text. We j fulh aware that it is their real pu: to gain sympathy for themselves are trying to get in a position of >'1'' diating Stalin and exposing the „ things he did as compared with good things they are going to do- '*' i, ever, I don't think the satellite p1'" Facts Forum News, September, >' V0A Br< .. -n ans "ton reg, N at, ^erica {keeh i Si!'06 ° Nbert .'That fr O'c: >kth., Nsare \iamm; , ^es," I get * S fr <L get Vow ,>• St £rfor*> ^ bei *crsF,
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