N.b.c. Disclaims Responsibility for Nazi Broadcast

The National Broadcasting Company, through its representative, Monique Iversen, director of its international department, disclaimed responsibility for the broadcast of Mr. Luedecke’s address in response to an inquiry by the Jewish Telegraphic Agency asking why Adolf Hitler’s representative in the United States was chosen to interpret the impression made upon American public opinion by Hitler’s appointment to the Chancellorship of Germany.

Miss Iversen explained that the address of Mr. Luedecke was part of a regular fortnightly broadcast arranged from Washington, D. C., by Kurt Sell, United States representative of the German Radio Corporation owned by the German government, on the subject, “Back of the News in Washington.”

The National Broadcasting Corporation simply makes available its network to the German Radio Corporation, she stated, and neither censors nor accepts responsibility for the programs which are not broadcast in this country, but go to Germany and other parts of Central Europe.

Mr. Sell, it was explained, is the representative in the United States of the German Wolfsgang Telegraphic Bureau as well as of the Reichsrundfunk Ge-sellschaft, the government owned radio station.

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