VOA Site Named In Honor Of Edward R. Murrow

Casey Murrow, the son of the father of broadcast journalism, Edward R. Murrow, was at a ceremony in the east to help make sure people around the world have access to vital information.

The Voice of America site in Pitt County helps connect the world to news many of us take for granted.

Wednesday members of the international Broadcasting Board of Governors helped re-dedicate the facility in Murrow's honor.

Funding for the facility runs about 3-million dollars a year, but in the last legislative session, there were talks to take that money away. Republican Congressman Walter B. Jones and Democrat Congressman G.K. Butterfield worked together to keep site running. .

Casey Murrow says, "It is good to keep at least one such facility in place in the U.S cause it can't be influenced by anybody else or shut down or moved or what not."

Employee Glenn Swiderski says, "It can't be controlled by outside government. The Russians tried to jam it during the cold war and this facility was virtually unjammable, ok?"

The station is the only one like it in the United States that broadcasts all over the world.

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