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RFE's 60th anniversary celebration in Washington, DC

RFE's 60th anniversary celebration at the Newseum in Washington, DC on September 28, 2010 featuring BBG Chairman Walter Isaacson.

RFE's 60th anniversary celebration in Washington, DC. A sign formerly mounted at the RFE headquarters buildings in both Munich and in Prague and featuring the text of Article 19 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights was on display. On the tables: information about RFE's radio distribution project in Afghanistan, and a new book on "Cold War Broadcasting" by former RFE officials Ross Johnson and Eugene Parta.
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RFE's 60th anniversary celebration in Washington, DC. A sign formerly mounted at the RFE headquarters buildings in both Munich and in Prague and featuring the text of Article 19 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights was on display. On the tables: information about RFE's radio distribution project in Afghanistan, and a new book on "Cold War Broadcasting" by former RFE officials Ross Johnson and Eugene Parta.

Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG) Chairman Walter Isaacson takes the podium during RFE's 60th anniversary celebration in Washington, DC.
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Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG) Chairman Walter Isaacson takes the podium during RFE's 60th anniversary celebration in Washington, DC.

View of the audience listening to Walter Isaacson's keynote speech at RFE's 60th anniversary reception.
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View of the audience listening to Walter Isaacson's keynote speech at RFE's 60th anniversary reception.

BBG Chairman Walter Isaacson discussed his vision for the future of U.S. international broadcasting at RFE's 60th Anniversary reception at the Newseum in Washington, DC, 28 September 2010.
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BBG Chairman Walter Isaacson discussed his vision for the future of U.S. international broadcasting at RFE's 60th Anniversary reception at the Newseum in Washington, DC, 28 September 2010.

BBG Chairman Isaacson's presentation was streamed live to a worldwide Internet audience via RFE's website, rferl.org
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BBG Chairman Isaacson's presentation was streamed live to a worldwide Internet audience via RFE's website, rferl.org

. - Jeffrey Gedmin introduces Walter Isaacson at RFE's 60th anniversary celebration in Washington, DC.
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. - Jeffrey Gedmin introduces Walter Isaacson at RFE's 60th anniversary celebration in Washington, DC.

Former RFE Director Ross Johnson (l) and current BBG Governor (and former Radio Liberty Director) Enders Wimbush, at RFE's 60th anniversary reception.
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Former RFE Director Ross Johnson (l) and current BBG Governor (and former Radio Liberty Director) Enders Wimbush, at RFE's 60th anniversary reception.

Former BBG Governors Jeffrey Hirschberg (l) and Tom Korologos (r) chat with current BBG Governor Victor Ashe, at RFE's 60th anniversary reception.
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Former BBG Governors Jeffrey Hirschberg (l) and Tom Korologos (r) chat with current BBG Governor Victor Ashe, at RFE's 60th anniversary reception.

RFE's 60th anniversary celebration in Washington, DC showcased a recent project to distribute 20,000 solar-powered radios to needy Afghan citizens in remote regions of Afghanistan.
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RFE's 60th anniversary celebration in Washington, DC showcased a recent project to distribute 20,000 solar-powered radios to needy Afghan citizens in remote regions of Afghanistan.

Radio Mashaal broadcaster and popular Pashtun folk singer Haroon Bacha and fellow musicians enjoy the view from the Newseum at RFE's 60th anniversary celebration in Washington, DC.
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Radio Mashaal broadcaster and popular Pashtun folk singer Haroon Bacha and fellow musicians enjoy the view from the Newseum at RFE's 60th anniversary celebration in Washington, DC.

Attendees at RFE's 60th anniversary celebration in Washington, DC were treated to performance of traditional Pashtun folk songs by Haroon Bacha.
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Attendees at RFE's 60th anniversary celebration in Washington, DC were treated to performance of traditional Pashtun folk songs by Haroon Bacha.

Former RFE President Tom Dine (l), RFE Vice President for Finance Michael Marchetti and former RFE Director and longtime Counselor Ross Johnson (r) at RFE's 60th anniversary reception at the Newseum.
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Former RFE President Tom Dine (l), RFE Vice President for Finance Michael Marchetti and former RFE Director and longtime Counselor Ross Johnson (r) at RFE's 60th anniversary reception at the Newseum.

Almost 200 guests attended the RFE 6th anniversary reception on September 28.
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Almost 200 guests attended the RFE 6th anniversary reception on September 28.

Former RFE research director Eugene Parta and BBG Governor Enders Wimbush, at RFE's 60th anniversary reception at the Newseum in Washington, DC.
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Former RFE research director Eugene Parta and BBG Governor Enders Wimbush, at RFE's 60th anniversary reception at the Newseum in Washington, DC.

RFE President Jeffrey Gedmin (l), BBG Chairman Walter Isaacson and Radio Free Asia President Libby Liu (r), during RFE's 60th anniversary reception.
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RFE President Jeffrey Gedmin (l), BBG Chairman Walter Isaacson and Radio Free Asia President Libby Liu (r), during RFE's 60th anniversary reception.

Detail of the cake served at RFE's 60th anniversary reception at the Newseum in Washington, DC, 28 September 2010
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Detail of the cake served at RFE's 60th anniversary reception at the Newseum in Washington, DC, 28 September 2010

Julian Knapp and Diane Zeleny of RFE's communications team chat with RFE President Jeff Gedmin during RFE's 60th anniversary celebration in Washington, DC.
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Julian Knapp and Diane Zeleny of RFE's communications team chat with RFE President Jeff Gedmin during RFE's 60th anniversary celebration in Washington, DC.

Enjoying the festive atmosphere at RFE's 60th anniversary reception at the Newseum in Washington, DC.
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Enjoying the festive atmosphere at RFE's 60th anniversary reception at the Newseum in Washington, DC.

Former RFE Romanian Service Director Nestor Ratesh (l) chatting with former RFE Belarusian Service Director Walter Stankievich and his wife, Joanne (r) at RFE's 60th anniversary reception at the Newseum in Washington, DC.
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Former RFE Romanian Service Director Nestor Ratesh (l) chatting with former RFE Belarusian Service Director Walter Stankievich and his wife, Joanne (r) at RFE's 60th anniversary reception at the Newseum in Washington, DC.

U.S.--Ratesh, Trimble at RFE 60th reception - Former RFE Romanian Service Director Nestor Ratesh (l) and BBG Executive Director and former RFE Acting President Jeffrey Trimble (r), at RFE's 60th anniversary reception at the Newseum.
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U.S.--Ratesh, Trimble at RFE 60th reception - Former RFE Romanian Service Director Nestor Ratesh (l) and BBG Executive Director and former RFE Acting President Jeffrey Trimble (r), at RFE's 60th anniversary reception at the Newseum.

BBG Governor Victor Ashe, at RFE's 60th anniversary reception at the Newseum in Washington, DC.
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BBG Governor Victor Ashe, at RFE's 60th anniversary reception at the Newseum in Washington, DC.

VOA Executive Editor Steve Redisch (l) and BBG Chairman Walter Isaacson (r), at RFE's 60th anniversary reception at the Newseum
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VOA Executive Editor Steve Redisch (l) and BBG Chairman Walter Isaacson (r), at RFE's 60th anniversary reception at the Newseum

Radio Free Asia President Libby Liu (l) and Voice of America Director Danforth Austin (r), at RFE's 60th anniversary reception at the Newseum.
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Radio Free Asia President Libby Liu (l) and Voice of America Director Danforth Austin (r), at RFE's 60th anniversary reception at the Newseum.

Former BBG Governor Jeffrey Hirschberg talks with RFE's Ricki Green and Diane Zeleny at RFE's 60th anniversary celebration in Washington, DC.
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Former BBG Governor Jeffrey Hirschberg talks with RFE's Ricki Green and Diane Zeleny at RFE's 60th anniversary celebration in Washington, DC.

Former BBG Governor Jeffrey Hirschberg (l) speaking with current BBG Governor Enders Wimbush (c) and former RFE Director Ross Johnson, at RFE's 60th anniversary reception in Washington, DC.
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Former BBG Governor Jeffrey Hirschberg (l) speaking with current BBG Governor Enders Wimbush (c) and former RFE Director Ross Johnson, at RFE's 60th anniversary reception in Washington, DC.

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