United States Information Agency Audio Recordings Collection
Sound recording of Director of the United States Information Agency (USIA) Edward R. Murrow speaking at the Seventh Annual Honor Awards Ceremony of the USIA. The recording begins with music and an unidentified speaker delivers opening remarks. Director Murrow speaks about the USIA's mission and operations, its budgetary challenges in light of congressional appropriations, and the competition of ideas in opposition to Communism. Director Murrow reads a letter from President John F. Kennedy. An unidentified speaker announces the recipients of the following awards: Meritorious Service Awards, Unit Meritorious Service Awards, Superior Service Awards, Unit Superior Service Awards, and the Distinguished Service Award. The recording ends with "The Star-Spangled Banner" (national anthem of the United States). Accession MR-1972-096-017.