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The United States' decision to direct Voice of America broadcasts to Russia at the start of the Cold War met with considerable skepticism among Americans who doubted these would be effective, or even reach their target.

Nine in 10 Americans familiar with John F. Kennedy's press conferences in 1962 liked how he handled himself. Only 36% said the press asked good questions.

In 1955, Gallup asked Americans with television sets if they would be interested in watching current movies at home, and if so, how much they would pay for this ability.

Gallup shared results last week from its World Poll surveys in Russia and 11 neighboring states on people's perceptions of Western and Russian news coverage of the situation in Ukraine and Crimea.

NBC News Managing Editor and Nightly News anchor Brian Williams has been suspended without pay for six months as a result of his superiors' determination that he "misrepresented events which occurred while he was covering the Iraq War," and also about concerns that occurred while he was "talking about his experiences in the field" outside of NBC News.