The Soviet Union complained bitterly today about what it called hostile propaganda pumped into Russia over two radio stations financed by the United States.
Earnal Campbell (1:19-1:27) Chief Engineer
High ??? looking down on ??? complex of bidgs)
(Ground shot:CU of Radio Free Europe sign on gate)
Interior Newsroom: Guys type up stories on visual Display Terminals CU of some English text, then of Cyrillic text on TV sonitor
Clock at Noon shot CU Studio "In Use" Sign lit, Then announcer reading ??? newscast as scan ??? Control room window. (Various shots)
Dehrel Library Film: Moscow people strolling down Gorky street, etc)
??? Core Film, Portugal. Shots of great towers in rows, doorway, then to interior shots of transmitter metres, sounds of various different language broadcasts, engineers, etc. Carry this thru 1st sentence on page 2)
Inside; transmitter personnel)
OEXLE FILM AGAIN: Bit of Interview w/Campbell in FCR)
(Montago of tape decks in MCR, changing languages appropriate with sign over machines)
Logo in front hall: Everyone has right to seek receive & impart "etc. Zoom in on "Human Rights" at bottom right & hold)
(Brings on-camera clone)
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Background: The Soviet Union complained bitterly today about what it called hostile propaganda pumped into Russia over two radio stations financed by the United States.
They are Radio Liberty and Radio Free Europe, both broadcasting into Russia and Eastern Europe from Germany .. carrying rock music, dentist office music, opera .. and the kind of news the Russian government dislikes .. particularly including news about dissidents and complaints about the Soviet system.
Here's Fred Briggs in Munich..
SYNOPSIS: Radio Free Europe and Radio Liberty operate out of a huge complex of studies in Munich. They were created by the CIA in the '50's as Cold War propaganda tools: The CIA dropped out six years ago and now, though government-funded, they pursue a much more independent line.
Their function is still an unpopular one in Communist countries; gathering..and broadcasting news of the Soviet bloc that the Soviet bloc governments don't want their people to hear.
SAYS "THIS IS RADIO FREE EUROPE IN CZESKOSLOVENSKA; SOUND UNDER AFTER A FEW SECONDS!
Radio Free Europe broadcasts in six languages to Eastern Europe; Radio Liberty in 16 languages to the Soviet Union. There are no ratings, as such... but its estimated that an audience of more than 16 million pick up these broadcasts.
Millions more probably would if it weren't for jamming. The Soviet Union probably spends more on jamming than on its own broadcasting.
What Radio Free Europe would like to do is double its transmitting power to more than 3 million watts. President Carter has endorsed a budget increase of around 15 million dollars that would give this additional transmitting capacity.
What would this mean in terms of a bigger audience?
"A CONSERVATIVE ESTIMATE WOULD BE THAT WE WOULD BE ??? TO PICK UP A ??? ADDITIONAL AUDIENCE OF THE MILLION OR MORE!;"
In recent years, Russia has stopped its jamming of the Voice of America, as well as the B.B.C. But Radio Liberty and Radio Free Europe are under increasing attack as a form of "meddling in internal affairs."
The stations say they are out of the propaganda business now...that their function is simply the "free exchange of information" a doctrine first adopted in 1949, then re-affirmed two years ago in helsinki.