New book assesses U.S. broadcasts to the Soviet Union.

Posted: 30 Nov 2007   Print   Send a link
"In Discovering the Hidden Listener: An Assessment of Radio Liberty and Western Broadcasting to the USSR during the Cold War (Hoover Institution Press, 2007), analysis by R. Eugene Parta sheds new light on the influence of Radio Liberty and other Western broadcasts. Parta, the retired director of Audience Research and Program Evaluation for Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty in Prague, drew on the RFE/RL collection at the Hoover Institution Library and Archives to prepare a unique empirical assessment of Western broadcasting to the Soviet Union during the cold war. Parta believes there is ample empirical evidence to support the view that Western radio broadcasts played a significant role in helping to develop an informed Soviet public and preparing them to go beyond Marxism-Leninism." Hoover Institution press release, 29 November 2007.