Despite bipartisan concerns, Global Media Agency CEO ignores congressional subpoena

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Published on 25 Sep 2020, 1:59
Corrections: An earlier version of this story reported that Michael Pack fired Amanda Bennett, who ran Voice of America. In fact, Ms. Bennett and her deputy resigned after Mr. Pack received congressional confirmation.

The story also misstated Ms. Bennett’s title; it was director, not president, of VOA. Finally, Rep. Tom Malinowski was originally misidentified as a member of Congress from Connecticut. Mr. Malinowski represents the 7th District of New Jersey. The NewsHour regrets these errors.

Michael Pack, CEO of the U.S. Agency for Global Media, ignored a congressional subpoena over concerns he has politicized and mismanaged media outlets that helped the U.S. win the Cold War. One of those outlets is Voice of America. Nick Schifrin reports and talks to Jamie Fly, formerly the president of Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, who was fired by Pack. He is now at the German Marshall Fund.

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