Radio Free Europe Lecture

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

7 PM, The University Club, 420 Summit Avenue, St. Paul, MN 55102

Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty today is one of the most comprehensive media organizations in the world, producing radio, Internet and television programs in countries where a free press is either banned by the government or not fully established.  Radio Free Europe played an especially important role after WW II into the late 20th century.  During the Cold War, Radio Free Europe (RFE) was broadcast to Soviet satellite countries beginning in 1950, starting with Bulgaria, Czechoslovakia, Hungary, Poland and Romania. It stood as a beacon of hope and freedom to those behind the Iron Curtain.

Dr. Robert Holt, Professor Emeritus at the University of Minnesota, was stationed in various locations supporting Radio Free Europe from the beginning, writing a book about his experiences.  He is one of the foremost authorities on Radio Free Europe and its evolution today.

Join us for a fascinating journey through the history of Radio Free Europe – its evolution and its origins to present.