1974 Twenty-Seventh Annual Report Recommendations, United States Advisory Commission on Information
Chairman: Hobart Lewis
- Chairman of the Board of Reader’s Digest
Summary: More hands-on approaches were recommended in this report. The Commission noted that communications of all kinds needed to be improved.
- The U.S. Information Agency (USIA) should improve its communications and relations with Congress.
- The Agency and Congress should pay urgent attention to developing superpower shortwave transmitters.
- USIA needs to have a permanent memory bank.
- Review all aspects of the Cultural Affairs Officer position (recommended in previous Reports 19 and 20).
- Members of Congress should visit posts abroad, staying long enough to grasp the nature of the operations.
- Continue extending invitations to Members of Congress to participate in exhibits or programs at centers, libraries, or bi-national centers.
- Make copies of the Agency’s “Wireless File” available to Congress.
- Make greater use of research (recommended consistently).
- Strive to become the model agency for equal opportunity.