Summary: S.1914 — 93rd Congress (1973-1974)All Information (Except Text)

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Public Law No: 93-129 (10/19/1973)


Board for International Broadcasting Act - Establishes a Board for International Broadcasting.

Provides that the Board shall consist of seven members, two of whom shall be ex officio members. States that the President shall appoint, by and with the advice and consent of the Senate, five voting members, one of whom he shall designate as chairman. Sets forth the terms and compensation of the Board. Authorizes the Board to perform specified functions, including: (1) to make grants to Radio Free Europe and to Radio Liberty; (2) to review and evaluate the mission and operation of Radio Free Europe and Radio Liberty, and to assess the quality, effectiveness and professional integrity of their broadcasting within the context of the broad foreign policy objectives of the United States; and (3) to encourage the most efficient utilization of available resources by Radio Free Europe and Radio Liberty and to undertake, or request that Radio Free or Radio Liberty undertake, such studies as may be necessary to identify areas in which the operations of Radio Free Europe and Radio Liberty may be made more efficient and economical.

Provides for an audit of the books, documents, papers, and records of Radio Free Europe and Radio Liberty by the Board and the Comptroller General.

Authorizes appropriations for fiscal year 1974 to carry out the purposes and provisions of this Act.