HU OSA 305-0-4 Interviews Relating to the History of the Radio Free Europe/ Radio Liberty

Identity statement

Reference code
HU OSA 305-0-4
Title
Interviews Relating to the History of the Radio Free Europe/ Radio Liberty
Date(s)
1989 - 1996
Description level
Series
Extent and medium (processed)
36 VHS, 0.90 linear meters
Total: 0.90 linear meters

Content and structure

Scope and Content (Narrative)
About 90 hours of interviews with former RFE/RL employees, including Heads of Desks of the radios. Also includes interviews with leading intellectuals, former dissidents and members of opposition movements from Central and Eastern Europe, relating to the history and perception of RFE/RL broadcasts. Some of the highlights of this acquisition include interviews with James McCargar, (former President of the Free Europe Committee); Ralph Walter (President, Programs and Policy at RFE); László Kasza (Editor at RFE Hungarian Desk); report by Géza Ekecs (Program Editor at Hungarian Desk) about the operations and functioning of RFE/RL and an interview with Endre Boruszik (engineer, worked at Hungarian Post Office jamming stations).
Accruals

Not expected

Conditions of access and use

Conditions governing access
Open for research
Conditions governing reproduction
Copyright is held by Fekete Doboz Alapítvány

Description control

Description notes
Processed by Ágnes Bencsik 2001 and Miklós Tamási April 2003. Described by Zsuzsanna Zadori May 2003. Proofread By Christopher Ryan 1 June 2003.
Call Number Description
VHS #1
305-0-4:1/1
Cityscapes of Washington
raw material, (silent) language, Date of Production: 1996-06-09, Duration: 23 min.
305-0-4:1/2
Interview with Cord Meyer
Meyer joined the CIA in 1951 at the behest of Allen Dulles, director of central intelligence, after a stint as president of the UN-centric United World Federalists, a post which got him denounced by Moscow Radio as "the fig leaf of American imperialism" and accused of Communist activity by Wisconsin Sen. Joseph McCarthy. At the CIA, Meyer adopted a strident anti-Soviet stance and became a top aide to Richard Helms, director of central intelligence under presidents Johnson and Nixon.
raw material, English language, Date of Production: 1996-06-09, Duration: 80 min.
305-0-4:1/3
Interview with Eugene Pell
President of RFE/RL between 1986 and 1993
raw material, English language, Date of Production: 1996-06-09, Duration: 56 min.
305-0-4:1/4
Pictures of RFE/RL
The buildings of RFE/RL in Prague
raw material, (silent) language, Date of Production: 1996, Duration: 3 min.
305-0-4:1/5
1/2 Interview with James McCargar
Ambassador of the USA in Budapest in 1947 and the President of the Free Europe Committee between 1955 and 1957
raw material, English language, Date of Production: 1996-06-10, Duration: 17 min.
VHS #2
305-0-4:2/1
2/2 Interview with James McCargar
Ambassador of the USA in Budapest in 1947 and the President of the Free Europe Committee between 1955 and 1957
raw material, English language, Date of Production: 1996Date Aired: 1996-06-10, Duration: 85 min.
305-0-4:2/2
Interview with Paul Hanze
Worked for the RFE between 1952 and 1958
raw material, English language, Date of Production: 1996-06-12, Duration: 80 min.
305-0-4:2/3
1/2 Interview with József Szabados / Interview with Szabados József
Former Director of RFE Hungarian Section (1973-1984)
raw material, Hungarian language, Date of Production: 1996-06-12, Duration: 14 min.
VHS #3
305-0-4:3/1
2/2 Interview with József Szabados / Interview with Szabados József
Former Director of RFE Hungarian Section (1973-1984)
raw material, English language, Date of Production: 1996Date Aired: 1996-06-12, Duration: 181 min.
VHS #4
305-0-4:4/1
Interview with Dr. John Leich
Former member of the Free Europe Committee
raw material, English language, Date of Production: 1996-06-09, Duration: 114 min.
305-0-4:4/2
1/2 Interview with Abraham Rothberg
Former member of the Free Europe Committee
raw material, English language, Date of Production: 1996-06-09, Duration: 66 min.
VHS #5
305-0-4:5/1
2/2 Interviews with Abraham Rothberg
Former member of the Free Europe Committee
raw material, English language, Date of Production: 1996-06-09, Duration: 20 min.
305-0-4:5/2
Cityscapes of New York
raw material, (silent) language, Date of Production: 1996-06-22, Duration: 14 min.
305-0-4:5/3
Interview with William Griffith
Former political advisor of the RFE
raw material, English language, Date of Production: 1996-06-24, Duration: 71 min.
305-0-4:5/4
Interview with Russell Poole
Former Director of Personnel at RFE/RL
raw material, English language, Date of Production: 1996-03-30, Duration: 44 min.
VHS #6
305-0-4:6/1
Interview with Ralph Walter
Vice President, Programs and Policy at the RFE
raw material, English language, Date of Production: 1996-04-22, Duration: 160 min.
VHS #7
305-0-4:7/1
Interview with Jan Nowak-Jeziorański
Former Director of RFE Polish Section between (1952-1976)
raw material, English language, Date of Production: 1996-09-28, Duration: 33 min.
VHS #8
305-0-4:8/1
1/3 Interview with Levente László Kasza / Kasza László Levente interjú
Editor (responsible for internal affairs) at RFE Hungarian Desk
raw material, Hungarian language, Date of Production: 1989-05-07, Duration: 71 min.
305-0-4:8/2
RFE Hungarian Desk / A SZER magyar osztálya
Hungarian Desk's colleagues at work - office scenes
raw material, Hungarian language, Date of Production: 1988-05-07, Duration: 18 min.
305-0-4:8/3
2/3 Interview with Levente László Kasza / Kasza László Levente interjú
Editor (responsible for internal affairs) at RFE Hungarian Desk
raw material, Hungarian language, Date of Production: 1989-05-07, Duration: 94 min.
VHS #9
305-0-4:9/1
3/3 Interview with Levente László Kasza / Kasza László Levente interjú
Editor (responsible for internal affairs) at RFE Hungarian Desk
raw material, Hungarian language, Date of Production: 1989-05-07, Duration: 55 min.
305-0-4:9/2
RFE/RL Introduced by Géza Ekecs / A SZER. Bemutatja Ekecs Géza
The operation of RFE/RL: the structure of RFE and RL, Master Control, Monitoring, Central News Desk, Printing house, Musical Library
raw material, Hungarian language, Date of Production: 1989-05-08, Duration: 99 min.
305-0-4:9/3
1/3 Interview with Géza Ekecs / Ekecs Géza interjú
Worked for RFE Hungarian Desk under the pseudonym László Cseke. He was the editor of the programs called "Teenager Party" and "Revolving Stage"
raw material, Hungarian language, Date of Production: 1989-05-08, Duration: 29 min.
VHS #10
305-0-4:10/1
2/3 Interview with Géza Ekecs / Ekecs Géza interjú
Worked for RFE Hungarian Desk under the pseudonym László Cseke. He was the editor of the programs called "Teenager Party" and "Revolving Stage"
raw material, Hungarian language, Date of Production: 1989-05-08, Duration: 54 min.
305-0-4:10/2
RFE Staff Meeting
Editors of various desks meet
raw material, English language, Date of Production: 1989-05-09, Duration: 6 min.
305-0-4:10/3
Daily News with Barna Basilides / Basilides Barna interjú
Former announcer at RFE Hungarian desk
raw material, Hungarian language, Date of Production: 1989-05-09, Duration: 6 min.
305-0-4:10/4
1/3 Interview with Tibor Kovácsy / Kovácsy Tibor interjú
Worked for the Research Section and the Hungarian News Desk in the 1980s
raw material, Hungarian language, Date of Production: 1989-05-09, Duration: 21 min.
305-0-4:10/5
Interview with Barna Büky / Büky Barna interjú
Former editor at RFE Hungarian desk under the pseudonym 'János Vadász' and is a former Deputy Director of the Hungarian Section (1987-1991)
raw material, Hungarian language, Date of Production: 1989-05-09, Duration: 59 min.
305-0-4:10/6
1/2 Interview with László Ribánszky / Ribánszky László interjú
Former Director of the Hungarian Section (1984-1993). Worked under the pseudonym 'Szaniszló Lengyel'.
raw material, Hungarian language, Date of Production: 1989-05-09, Duration: 27 min.
VHS #11
305-0-4:11/1
2/2 Interview with László Ribánszky / Ribánszky László interjú
Former Director of the Hungarian Section (1984-1993). Worked under the pseudonym 'Szaniszló Lengyel'.
raw material, Hungarian language, Date of Production: 1989-05-09, Duration: 5 min.
305-0-4:11/2
3/3 Afternoon Meeting with Géza Ekecs / Ekecs Géza interjú
Worked at the RFE under the pseudonym László Cseke. He was the editor of the programs called "Teenager Party" and "Revolving Stage"
raw material, Hungarian language, Date of Production: 1989-05-09, Duration: 42 min.
305-0-4:11/3
Staff Meeting at RFE Hungarian Unit / A SZER magyar osztálya
raw material, Hungarian language, Date of Production: 1989-05-09, Duration: 6 min.
305-0-4:11/4
Interview with Vilmos Vass / Vass Vilmos interjú
Editor of the Hungarian desk under the pseudonym Vilmos Pécsi (1963-1991)
raw material, Hungarian language, Date of Production: 1989-05-09, Duration: 105 min.
305-0-4:11/5
Interview with István Haág / Haág István interjú
Worked for the RFE Hungarian desk (1952-1993)
raw material, Hungarian language, Date of Production: 1989-05-09, Duration: 16 min.
VHS #12
305-0-4:12/1
2/3 Interview with Tibor Kovácsy / Kovácsy Tibor interjú
Worked at the Research Section and at the Hungarian News Desk in the 80's
raw material, Hungarian language, Date of Production: 1989-05-11, Duration: 57 min.
305-0-4:12/2
Interview with Zoltán Zsille / Zsille Zoltán interjú
Former editor at RFE Hungarian Section
raw material, Hungarian language, Date of Production: 1989-05-11, Duration: 91 min.
305-0-4:12/3
Interview with János Antal / Antal János interjú
Former editor at RFE Hungarian desk under the pseudonym Antal Jenei. His program was entitled "Zene-szó"
raw material, Hungarian language, Date of Production: 1989-05-11, Duration: 34 min.
VHS #13
305-0-4:13/1
3/3 Interview with László Ribánszky / Ribánszky László interjú
Former Director of the Hungarian Section (1984-1993). Worked under the pseudonym 'Szaniszló Lengyel'.
raw material, Hungarian language, Date of Production: 1989-05-11, Duration: 32 min.
305-0-4:13/2
The Microphone is Yours with Zoltán Szép / A hallgatóé a szó
raw material, Hungarian language, Date of Production: 1989-05-11, Duration: 18 min.
305-0-4:13/3
Interview with Júlia Lángh / Lángh Júlia interjú
Former editor of the program at RFE Hungarian desk, entitled "Periszkóp"
raw material, Hungarian language, Date of Production: 1989-05-11, Duration: 9 min.
305-0-4:13/4
Staff meeting of the Hungarian Section
Hungarian desk's colleagues in operation
raw material, Hungarian language, Date of Production: 1989-05-12, Duration: 56 min.
305-0-4:13/5
1/2 Interview with István Lovas / Lovas István interjú
Former editor at RFE Hungarian desk under the pseudonym 'Zoltán Ferenczi'
raw material, Hungarian language, Date of Production: 1989-05-12, Duration: 47 min.
VHS #14
305-0-4:14/1
2/2 Interview with János Antal and Zoltán Zsille / Antal János és Zsille Zoltán interjú
raw material, Hungarian language, Date of Production: 1989-05-12, Duration: 23 min.
305-0-4:14/2
Interview with Sándor Gergelyfy / Gergelyfy Sándor interjú
Former new editor at RFE Hungarian desk; worked under the pseudonym 'Sándor Egri'
raw material, Hungarian language, Date of Production: 1989-05-12, Duration: 66 min.
305-0-4:14/3
2/2 Interview with Barna Büky / Büky Barna interjú
Former editor at RFE Hungarian desk under the pseudonym 'János Vadász' and is a former Deputy Director of the Hungarian Section (1987-1991)
raw material, Hungarian language, Date of Production: 1989-05-12, Duration: 53 min.
305-0-4:14/4
Interview with Father Miklós Frank / Frank Miklós interjú
Former editor of RFE Hungarian desk, in charge of religios programs
raw material, Hungarian language, Date of Production: 1989-05-12, Duration: 26 min.
305-0-4:14/5
Radio Free Europe, Munich
Interiors of the RFE building in Munich
raw material, (No dialogue) language, Date of Production: 1989-05-12, Duration: 8 min.
VHS #15
305-0-4:15/1
Interview with Ferenc and Márta Török / Török Márta és Török Ferenc interjú
raw material, Hungarian language, Date Aired: 1989-05-12, Duration: 42 min.
305-0-4:15/2
2/2 Interview with Júlia Lángh / Lángh Júlia interjú
Former program editor of RFE Hungarian desk. One of her programs was entitled: "Periszkóp"
raw material, Hungarian language, Date Aired: 1989-05-12, Duration: 7 min.
VHS #16
305-0-4:16/1
1/2 Interview with György Konrád / Konrád György interjú
The last entry of György Konrád in the Budapest Studio of RFE
raw material, Hungarian language, Date of Production: 1993-10-25, Duration: 38 min.
VHS #17
305-0-4:17/1
Interview with a Senior Staff Member at RFE
Interviewee was a senior research analyst of the Czechoslovak Section
raw material, English language, Date of Production: 1995-10-27, Duration: 33 min.
305-0-4:17/2
Work at RFE/RL in Prague
Moving of the RFE/RL from Munich to Prague; new RFE/RL premices outside & inside
raw material, (silent) language, Date of Production: 1995-10-27, Duration: 60 min.
305-0-4:17/3
Inserts about the building of CEU in Prague
Library of the University
raw material, (No dialogue) language, Date of Production: 1995-10-27, Duration: 20 min.
VHS #18
305-0-4:18/1
1/2 Interview with Gyula Borbándi / Borbándi Gyula interjú
One of the founders of the RFE Hungarian Section (worked for RFE 1951-1984); Deaputy Director of the Hungarian desk 1979-1984
raw material, Hungarian language, Date of Production: 1995-08-03, Duration: 160 min.
VHS #19
305-0-4:19/1
Interview with István Kemény / Kemény István interjú
Sociologist, Paris correspondent of the RFE Hungarian Section in the 80's
raw material, Hungarian language, Date of Production: 1995-09-23, Duration: 78 min.
VHS #20
305-0-4:20/1
Interview with Róbert Gábor / Gábor Róbert interjú
Correspondent, RFE Hungarian Section
raw material, Hungarian language, Date of Production: 1995-10-02, Duration: 85 min.
VHS #21
305-0-4:21/1
Interview with Ferenc Kőszeg / Kőszeg Ferenc interjú
raw material, Hungarian language, Date of Production: 1996-01-19, Duration: 49 min.
305-0-4:21/2
Interview with Miklós Haraszti / Haraszti Miklós interjú
raw material, Hungarian language, Date of Production: 1996-01-23, Duration: 55 min.
305-0-4:21/3
Interview with Rózsa Hodosán
raw material, Hungarian language, Date of Production: 1996-01-29, Duration: 30 min.
VHS #22
305-0-4:22/1
2/2 Interview with György Konrád / Konrád György interjú
raw material, Hungarian language, Date of Production: 1996-01-24, Duration: 28 min.
305-0-4:22/2
Interview with Gábor Demszky / Demszky Gábor interjú
raw material, Hungarian language, Date of Production: 1996-01-29, Duration: 39 min.
VHS #23
305-0-4:23/1
4/4 Interview with Levente László Kasza / Kasza László Levente interjú
Editor (responsible for internal affairs) at RFE Hungarian Desk. Worked for the Radio 1957 -1993. His most popular programs were: "Gondolatforgató" and "Szerkesztők Fóruma"
raw material, Hungarian language, Date of Production: 1996-02-15, Duration: 58 min.
305-0-4:23/2
3/3 Interview with Tibor Kovácsy / Kovácsy Tibor interjú
Worked at the Research Section and at the Hungarian News Desk in the 80's
raw material, Hungarian language, Date of Production: 1996-02-28, Duration: 74 min.
305-0-4:23/3
1/2 Interview with Rezső Nyers / Nyers Rezső interjú
Former member of the Central Committee, reform communist
raw material, Hungarian language, Date of Production: 1996-03-01, Duration: 48 min.
VHS #24
305-0-4:24/1
Interview with Zoltán Benkő / Benkő Zoltán interjú
Former labor camp prisoner in Recsk speaks about perception of RFE broadcasts
raw material, Hungarian language, Date of Production: 1996-02-12, Duration: 88 min.
305-0-4:24/2
2/2 Interview with Gyula Borbándi / Borbándi Gyula interjú
One of the founders of the RFE Hungarian Section (worked for RFE 1951-1984); Deputy Director of the Hungarian desk 1979-1984
raw material, Hungarian language, Date of Production: 1996-02-14, Duration: 65 min.
VHS #25
305-0-4:25/1
2/2 Interview with Rezső Nyers / Nyers Rezső interjú
Former member of the Central Committee, reform communist
raw material, Hungarian language, Date of Production: 1996-03-01, Duration: 12 min.
305-0-4:25/2
Interview with András Hegedűs / Hegedűs András interjú
Prime Minister of Hungary 1955-1956
raw material, Hungarian language, Date of Production: 1996-03-12, Duration: 77 min.
305-0-4:25/3
Interview with László Szegedi / Szegedi László interjú
One of the the directors at Hungarian Post Office foreign broadcasts jamming stations.
raw material, Hungarian language, Date of Production: 1996-03-13, Duration: 42 min.
VHS #26
305-0-4:26/1
2/2 Interview with János Szakál / Szakál János interjú
One of the the directors at Hungarian Post Office foreign broadcasts jamming stations.
raw material, Hungarian language, Date of Production: 1996-03-11, Duration: 66 min.
305-0-4:26/2
Interview with Endre Boruszik / Boruszik Endre interjú
Radio engeneer, worked at Hungarian Post Office foreign broadcasts jamming stations.
raw material, Hungarian language, Date of Production: 1996-03-11, Duration: 34 min.
305-0-4:26/3
Interview with Kálmán Papp / Papp Kálmán interjú
One of the the directors at Hungarian Post Office foreign broadcasts jamming stations.
raw material, Hungarian language, Date of Production: 1996-03-11, Duration: 35 min.
305-0-4:26/4
Inserts
Interiors and outdoor scenes of the jamming station in Székesfehérvár
raw material, (silent) language, Date of Production: 1996-03-11, Duration: 10 min.
305-0-4:26/5
1/2 Interview with Zoltán K. Kovács / Kovács K. Zoltán interjú
Editor of agricultural programs at RFE Hungarian desk
raw material, Hungarian language, Date of Production: 1996-03-11, Duration: 35 min.
VHS #27
305-0-4:27/1
Interview with Miklós Révész / Révész Miklós interjú
Was arrested and sentenced to prison in 1981 because of cooperation with RFE News Bureaus in Vienna
raw material, Hungarian language, Date of Production: 1996-03-04, Duration: 92 min.
VHS #28
305-0-4:28/1
Interview with Géza Szőcs / Szőcs Géza interjú
Transsylvanian writer and editor, submitted reports and interviews to RFE Hungarin Section 1990-1993
raw material, Hungarian language, Date of Production: 1996-03-23, Duration: 80 min.
305-0-4:28/2
Interview with László Geresdy / Geresdy László interjú
Journalist. Was arrested and sentenced to prison in 1965 because of cooperation with RFE Hungarian Section. Correspondent of RFE in 1991
raw material, Hungarian language, Date of Production: 1996-03-14, Duration: 75 min.
VHS #29
305-0-4:29/1
2/2 Interview with Zoltán Kovács K. / Kovács K. Zoltán interjú
Editor of agricultural programs at RFE Hungarian desk
raw material, Hungarian language, Date of Production: 1996-03-18, Duration: 118 min.
305-0-4:29/2
Interview with Péter Bokor / Bokor Péter interjú
Film director. Made a documentary about RFE, entitled "Boszorkánykonyha"
raw material, Hungarian language, Date of Production: 1996-03-18, Duration: 50 min.
VHS #30
305-0-4:30/1
1/2 Interview with Carlo Kováts / Kováts Carlo interjú
Head of Hungarian Research and Evaluation unit. Worked for RFE 1951-1982
raw material, Hungarian language, Date of Production: 1996-03-30, Duration: 66 min.
305-0-4:30/2
Interview with László László / László László interjú
Director of RFE Hungarian Section's Monitoring unit
raw material, Hungarian language, Date of Production: 1996-03-30, Duration: 78 min.
VHS #31
305-0-4:31/1
Interview with Sándor Szilágyi / Szilágyi Sándor interjú
Correspondent of the RFE Hungarian Section between 1989 and 1993. One of the key figures of the Hungarian opposition.
raw material, Hungarian language, Date of Production: 1996-03-27, Duration: 100 min.
305-0-4:31/2
Archives of RFE in Prague
Interview with Stanisław Kowieszko in the archival repository of RFE, Prague
raw material, English language, Date of Production: 1996-03-29, Duration: 20 min.
305-0-4:31/3
2/2 Interview with Russel Poole
Former Director of Personnel at RFE/RL
raw material, Hungarian language, Date of Production: 1996-03-30, Duration: 43 min.
305-0-4:31/4
2/2 Interview with Carlo Kováts / Kováts Carlo interjú
Head of Hungarian Research and Evaluation unit. Worked for RFE 1951-1982
raw material, Hungarian language, Date of Production: 1996-03-30, Duration: 17 min.
VHS #32
305-0-4:32/1
2/2 Interview with István Lovas / Lovas István interjú
Former editor at RFE Hungarian desk under the pseudonym 'Zoltán Ferenczi'
raw material, Hungarian language, Date of Production: 1996-04-19, Duration: 70 min.
305-0-4:32/2
Interview with Ralph Walter
Vice President, Programs and Policy at the RFE
raw material, Hungarian language, Date of Production: 1996-04-22, Duration: 110 min.
VHS #33
305-0-4:33/1
Interview with Ralph Walter
Vice President, Programs and Policy at the RFE
raw material, English language, Date of Production: 1996-04-22, Duration: 52 min.
305-0-4:33/2
1/2 Interview with George Urbán
Director of RFE in the 80's
raw material, German language, Date of Production: 1996-04, Duration: 120 min.
VHS #34
305-0-4:34/1
2/2 Interview with George Urbán
Director of RFE in the 80's
raw material, Hungarian language, Date of Production: 1996-04-24, Duration: 69 min.
VHS #35
305-0-4:35/1
Interview with Mr. Fóti
raw material, Hungarian language, Date of Production: 1989, Duration: 116 min.
305-0-4:35/2
3/4 Interview with Zoltán Zsille / Zsille Zoltán interjú
Program editor at RFE Hungarian Section. Title of his program: "A munka világa"
raw material, Hungarian language, Date of Production: 1989, Duration: 64 min.
VHS #36
305-0-4:36/1
4/4 Interview with Zoltán Zsille / Zsille Zoltán interjú
Former editor at RFE Hungarian Section
raw material, Hungarian language, Date of Production: 1989, Duration: 105 min.