In May 1967, The New York Times reported that the Voice of America was...
- Broadcasting using 35 transmitters inside the United States;
- Broadcasting using 57 transmitters outside the United States;
- Broadcasting in 38 languages, although one-quarter of the total output was in English; and,
- Rebroadcast by 3,000 radio stations using taped programs, adding 15,000 transmitter hours each week.
In 1965, Leonard Marks became the Director of the United States Information Agency. The New York Times described his predecessors of the then-12-year old agency as...
- A professional diplomat
- A political philosopher
- A successful journalist
- A famous broadcaster
His successors were:
- Ted Streibert (1953–1956)
- Arthur Larson (1956–1957)
- George Venable Allen (1957–1960) ... the professional diplomat
- Edward R. Murrow (1961–1964) ... a famous broadcaster
- Carl Thomas Rowan (1964–1965) ... a successful and important journalist