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VOA Marks 65 Years of Broadcasting to the World

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Interested in learning more about VOA’s distinguished record of broadcasting around the globe? Check out our new history pages on the About VOA section of We have worked to bring our 65-year history to life, adding photographs and audio clips to the text. Have you ever wondered about the roots of Special English? Barry Zorthian, the “father” of Special English, explains. Listeners who have never heard a “jammed” broadcast can now hear an example. Or listen to former

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Vice President Al Gore introducing web visitors to our new online audio in 1994. Also new are high-resolution photo galleries of VOA at work, where visitors can download print-quality pictures. You can find them in the About VOA Press Room. Enjoy the new features!

About VOA, at, also includes organizational information, press releases, program and frequency information, and much more.