Published July 03, 2014
In 1952, the Voice of America launched a Coast Guard cutter in the Mediterranean Sea that had been transformed into a floating radio station. It’s mission for more than a decade: to deliver a message of hope and freedom behind the Iron Curtain.
"On Assignment" is a weekly behind-the-scenes look at the VOA reporters and producers reporting the news from around the world.
Broadcast every Friday, On Assignment showcases the best of VOA reporting across the globe, giving front-line journalists the chance to share their experiences from the field, including some of the most challenging and dangerous trouble spots in the world. Each week, hosts Imran Siddiqui and Alex Villarreal give viewers a backstage pass to meet our reporters in the field and hear the stories behind the headlines.
On Assignment This Week:
"MLK and the Fight for Equality"
"On Broadway: Carmen Jones Actor Still Shines at 98"
"Ben's Chili Bowl: Washington's Little Taste of History"
"Selma Film Portrays US Voting Rights Fight"
How To Watch Us:
On Assignment can be viewed on satellite at the following times:
Friday: 1800-1830 UTC – 340 Channel (LatAm, Asiasat, Afsat, IOR, Eutelsat 340)
Saturday: 1200-1230 UTC - 340 Channel (Asiasat, EU 240, IOR, AF) 1600 -1630 UTC - 340 Channel (Newskies, IOR, Afsat, Eutelsat 340)
Sunday: 1200-1230 UTC - all satellites, 1600-1630 UTC - all satellites
On Assignment is free to television affiliates. If you're interested in carrying it, contact Doug Boynton, Director of the Office of Marketing and Program Placement, at email@example.com, or +22.214.171.12465.
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