KUGOWN - SHERWOOD; COMMENTS ON BROADCASTS (W/ATTACHMENTS)

Created: 5/12/1954

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We appreoloto all coornanta, crlticton and suggestions concerning silnfiwoa" (ox any other KUOCMII activity, for that isatter). We have discussed reference with ourditors aa ifoll aa ^thP Jand thu consonsuo ol opinion ia thisi it is true that offcolor Jokoe have boon used, but they bsve been strictly confined to the remarks interspersed between tho musical programs, in an attempt toarger audience, especially among "sen of action" vhora ve obviously want to mobilize for our further plans, itod reflection on the general level of humanity, but it la an'undeniable faotconfirmed by all experiences in this type of propagandathat offcolor Jokes etc, aro very helpful in building up oudieacos.

On tbe other hand, you will have noted that SHERWOOiJ has never used any actually vulgar or obscene language and has generally omitted any levity froa its political programs proper. ught to be understood, however, by all concerned that SHbHWOOU must not confine its appeal to tho woU educated uppor classes, but aust win sympathies among the common people, among poorly educated workers and peasants as well. It Is therefore not possible that every program satisfies every listener.

We appreciate fcSSKHUb's effort, ae reportedeference. SluttWOW has already started refuting the government stories, put outrantic effort to counter its effectivonoss, as you will have noticed innsantine. Your points ineference are well taken.

iu Suggest that HAZMakA inform ESSEMOiS elongthe above lines. Plans; continue to let us have any pertinent cdaoonts, criticisms ond suggestions concerning SHE{WOUu as well as all reports about reception, audience reaction, rumors circulating in connection with these broadcasts, sovern-wnt counter-efforts etc. We realize, however, that such reporting mst be kopt within the limits prescribed by pour perooiuiel shortages and general overwork.

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BSERVATIONS ON SHERWOOD BROADCASTSRAZMARA:

COARSE LANGUAGE, OFF COLOR JOKES.

BROADCASTS ON HIGH LEVELU CONVEY IMRRESSIONSERIOUS MINDED, WORTHY PUBLIC SYMPATHY.

IMPARCIAL AND EL ESPECTAOOR REPORTERS WEREATTACK BECAUSE OF CRUDE, VULGAR LANGUAGE USEO ON PROGRAM WHICHAT GONZALEZ JUAREZ. ESSENCE DISSURDED THEM WITH DIFFICULTY.

COMMENT: GOVERNMENT CLAIMING CLANDESTINEFULL FREEDOM FOR OPPOSITION. SUGGEST REFUTE SOONESTON RADIO INTERNAClONAL, RECENT ENFORCEMENT REGULATIONSOF ALL RADIO PROGRAMS OF POLITICAL NATURE, ETC.

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