Manuscripts/Mixed Material Interview with Gunther K. Rosinus
ROSINUS: Another aspect on the question you had raised before about short wave broadcasting that has crossed my mind was that another reason for the modernization was that the equipment simply was dreadfully old, and therefore, if there was going to be any continuation of the Voice of America in this modern age of communication, we had better come up to snuff technologically.I remember negotiating in Munich in the Federal Republic for our modernization and talking about transmitters on the site in Munich that had been used in World War II by the German government, you know, and we were using them still in 1984 and 1985, so that was another imperative.
Q: Yes. Well, I guess this pretty well concludes your career.
ROSINUS: That brings us up to retirement, doesn't it?
Retrospective on USIA Career
Q: In retrospect, do you have any general comments about your career in the Agency, what it meant to you, or about whatever you think of USIA activities in general over the period of time that you were engaged in the operation.If you don't have any, okay. If you have any thoughts you would like to put on tape before we conclude, why don't you go ahead.
ROSINUS: One can never resist that, I guess.