The Press: USIA: Beginning Of the End?

Who speaks for America abroad?

For more than two decades the State Department and the United States Information Agency (USIA) have shared that duty. Last week a 21-member, foundation-supported study group* headed by Frank Stanton, former vice chairman of CBS, suggested that the USIA be abolished. After 98 interviews and ten months of deliberation, all but three members of the panel decided that there was too much duplication of effort between State and the USIA. The panel's major recommendations to Congress:

> Create a new quasi-independent Information and Cultural Affairs Agency, which would be...

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