CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 8, 1999 |
Having problems with your broadcast reception? Call the cable guy. That's what officials will do today when they summon Marc Nathanson to Washington and swear him in as head of the Voice of America, Radio Free Europe, Radio Marti, Radio Free Asia and other international broadcast services operated by the United States. Nathanson, of Westwood, is the founder and CEO of Falcon Cable, a Los Angeles-based company that provides cable television service to 1.
December 12, 1998 |
It is late afternoon, but here in the studios of Radio Free Asia, Jenny Choi is reading the 7 a.m. news--to North Korea. Speaking softly in Korean, she and a co-anchor report on long-running Korean negotiations, an upcoming visit by an American envoy and discuss the mysterious deaths of 71 cattle shipped to the famine-stricken nation. Every story is about North Korea. "Today we have so much news!" program director Jaehoon Ahn says happily.
June 24, 1998 |
The Foreign Ministry on Tuesday dismissed the flap over China's withdrawal of visas for three journalists scheduled to travel with President Clinton on his visit here this week, saying that it had acted according to its regulations governing foreign media. Ministry spokesman Tang Guoqiang declined to specify what rules the three representatives of Radio Free Asia might have violated to warrant the revocation, made just days before the president's departure.
June 23, 1998 |
On the eve of a major presidential trip, the Clinton administration on Monday officially protested to the Chinese for barring three journalists who were part of the White House press entourage from entering China. The three work for Radio Free Asia, the independent but U.S. government-funded network that broadcasts news and programs promoting the value of democracy into China and several other Asian countries where censorship is prevalent.
October 1, 1997 |
Here's a Washington version of a man-bites-dog story, one that runs contrary to stereotype: Despite their proclivity for budget cutting, Speaker Newt Gingrich (R-Ga.) and the House Republicans--with the support of President Clinton--are creating a big new Washington organization. They got it up and running from scratch last year and are in the process of quadrupling its budget.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 4, 1997 |
Radio Free Asia is expected to begin broadcasts to Vietnam this week, a move being hailed in Orange County's large Vietnamese community, where thousands of expatriates have an active interest in their homeland. The broadcasts start Thursday to coincide with the Lunar New Year, or Tet, celebrations. "I feel very excited, and I'm sure the Vietnamese of Orange County will be excited as well," said Minh Cong Tran, a member of the Orange County Radio Free Asia Committee.