Nation: Swinging Voice

Negro Comedian Bill Cosby wisecracking about the culinary problems of primitive man. David Brinkley speculating on how J.F.K. would have handled Viet Nam. Frank Sinatra "dooby-dooby-doing" through Strangers in the Night. That combination would be pretty good radio fare in St. Louis or Atlanta. But to foreign listeners from Asadabad to Zamboanga, accustomed for years to more somber programming, the Voice of America's swinging new broadcasting format sounds almost as far out as a piccolo solo by Lyndon Johnson.

The "new sound" of the Voice, inaugurated last month, and so far audible only...

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