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Legendary VOA Jazz Radio Broadcaster: Willis Conover

Willis Conover (1920-1996) was one of VOA's treasures, an internationally-known jazz aficionado, well-connected within the jazz community but little-known in the United States. During his more than 40 years on VOA's airwaves, Conover brought "America's music" to millions around the world. He was particularly popular in the countries behind the Iron Curtain during the Cold War.
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Willis Conover in the studio with Irving Berlin
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Willis Conover in the studio with Irving Berlin

Conover's welcoming reception during a trip to Poland
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Conover's welcoming reception during a trip to Poland

Willis Conover works with an assistant
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Willis Conover works with an assistant

Conover with Bing Crosby, after interviewing him
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Conover with Bing Crosby, after interviewing him

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