The Press: The Voice of Amerika

In the basement of the U.S. Embassy in Prague last week, the first issue of a slick-paper, LIFEsize, Czech-language picture magazine lay stacked in neat piles. This month, when the U.S. State Department's Amerika hits newsstands and mailboxes in Communist-controlled Czechoslovakia, traditionally pro-American Czechs will get their first real glimpse of the U.S. since the Iron Curtain fell 15 months ago.

If the Czechs enjoy their monthly look at Amerika as much as their Russian neighbors do, it will be a sellout. For more than four years, Amerika has been the only U.S. magazine...

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