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Gorgin, Iraj

Oral History Interview

Interviewer
Mahnaz Afkhami
Place
Los Angeles
Date
April 20, 1985
Condition
Open
Language
Persian
Content
41pp. + summary + biographical note + index + photo
Interviewee Details
Journalist; Director of News Division of National Iranian Radio and Television Organization (NIRT) 1971-1975; Director of NIRT Network II, 1975-1979; Foundar and Director of Radio Omid.
Abstract
Recollections of childhood; educational background; reminiscences of political activism among Iranian youth in the 1950s; youth and the prevailing intellectual climate; participating in the events of 1953; joining the Tudeh Party; recollections of the Tudeh Party's mode of operation; Tudeh Party's cultural activities; recollections of National Iranian Radio and Television Organization (NIRT); confrontations between NIRT and SAVAK; NIRT's structure, agenda, and balance-sheet; programming policy at NIRT; personal impressions of the Shah; recollections of the Revolution of 1978-79; on the Revolution's effect on NIRT.

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