VOA 70th Anniversary Celebration

On Wednesday, March 7th, the Voice of America is marking 70 years of broadcasting with a special event that includes video tributes from President Barack Obama, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Burmese pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi.

The video tributes will be made available to the media.

Media with interest in attending this event or in receiving the video tributes must contact VOA Public Relations at (202) 203-4959 for information and access.
DATE:           Wednesday, March 7, 2012
TIME:            1:30 p.m.
PLACE:         Voice of America
330 Independence Avenue, S.W.
Washington DC 20237

VOA’s 70th anniversary video: Watch

The Voice of America, which first went on the air in 1942, is a multimedia international broadcasting service funded by the U.S. Government through the Broadcasting Board of Governors. VOA broadcasts approximately 1,500 hours of news, information, educational, and cultural programming every week to an estimated worldwide audience of more than 125 million people. Programs are produced in 44 languages and are intended exclusively for audiences outside of the United States.