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By Nicholas J Schlosser

Founded as a counterweight to the Communist broadcasters in East Germany, Radio within the American zone (RIAS) turned probably the most winning public details operations performed opposed to the Soviet Bloc. chilly warfare at the Airwaves examines the Berlin-based organization's background and impact at the political worldview of the people--and government--on the opposite aspect of the Iron Curtain. Nicholas Schlosser attracts on broadcast transcripts, inner memoranda, listener letters, and surveys via the U.S. details organization to profile RIAS. Its challenge: to undermine the German Democratic Republic with propaganda that, paradoxically, received in efficiency by means of obeying the principles of aim journalism. all through, Schlosser examines the friction inherent in the sort of contradictory venture and propaganda's position in shaping political tradition. He additionally portrays how RIAS's essentially German employees encouraged its outlook and the way the association either competed opposed to its opponents within the GDR and driven communist officers to change their tools that allows you to continue listeners. From the career of Berlin during the airlift to the development of the Berlin Wall, chilly struggle at the Airwaves bargains an soaking up view of the way public international relations performed out at a flashpoint of East-West tension.

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