For more than 70 years, an iconic building has dominated the landscape on a plot of land located just north of Cincinnati, in West Chester Township, Ohio. For thousands of area residents, the Art Deco façade has been a landmark. More significant is that for many, living in foreign lands, it remains a source of inspiration. It was from this site that millions of people in thousands of cities and hamlets worldwide first learned about the United States. Our culture, values and dedication to freedom and the democratic process became bright beacons of hope and aspiration as the Voice of America beamed its broadcasts from this rural hill top in Ohio to millions around the world.
Below is the abbreviated version of America's Voice, a 2011 Silver Telly Award winner, The video chronicles the history of the Voice of America and the critical role played by the Bethany Station.
The Museum is grateful to Nick Clooney for narrating this video