Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty promotional films from the 1950s-60s now available on YouTube

Thursday, May 17, 2018

Twelve recently-digitized films documenting varying aspects of Radio Free Europe and Radio Liberty are now available to stream on YouTube. The films, which range widely in duration and scope, are promotional in nature, productions of the Radios’ many fund-raising arms: The Crusade for Freedom; the Free Europe Committee; the Radio Free Europe Fund; and the Radio Liberty Fund.

Journalists, Walter Cronkite, Andrzej Krzeczunowicz, and Lowell Thomas narrate the documentaries “Towers of Truth,” “This is Radio Free Europe,” and “Your Crusade for Freedom” respectively while actor, Luis van Rooten, narrates “The Most Incredible Challenge.” Elsewhere, three public service announcements (“Café,” “Newspaper,” and “Student”) exemplify shorter-form works such as television commercials.

See the playlist, Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty records, on the Hoover Institution Library and Archives’ YouTube channel.