Walter Isaacson, Chairman, of the Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG), and President and CEO, of The Aspen Institute will give the keynote speech at RFE’s 60th Anniversary Celebration on September 28, 2010 at 7:00 pm at The Newseum in Washington, D.C.
Sixty years ago, RFE launched its first broadcast from the Empire State Building with a pledge to deliver the news “in the American tradition of free speech.” Six decades later, people in 21 countries – from Russia to the Middle East – still depend on RFE.
Around the world, BBG news organizations — RFE, VOA, Radio Free Asia, Radio/TV Marti, Radio Sawa, and Alhurra TV — have a combined weekly audience of more than 171 million people. On this historic RFE anniversary, recently confirmed BBG Chairman Isaacson will outline his vision for the future of U.S. international broadcasting.
The event is by invitation. Media wishing to cover the event should contact Ari Goldberg at GoldbergA@rferl.org.