INFORMATION: Turning Off the Radios

For more than two decades, the Soviet Union and its Eastern European allies have tried to silence Radio Free Europe, which beams programs of news, music and political commentary to five Eastern European countries, and Radio Liberty, which broadcasts exclusively to the Soviet Union. Last week both stations were on the brink of being shut down—by U.S. Senator J. William Fulbright.

The chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee is waging a singlehanded and (so far) highly effective battle against the two stations whose broadcasts from West Germany, he feels, jeopardize America's...

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