The Jazz Ambassadors

Louis Armstrong: America’s Cultural Ambassador

Clip: 05/04/2018 | 2m 30s

Willis Conover’s popular Voice of America radio show gave American jazz a worldwide stage, and Louis Armstrong, its brightest star, was ready for the spotlight. A front-page story in The New York Times claimed America’s best Cold War weapon was “a blue note in a minor key,” and that Armstrong was its best ambassador.

Aired: 05/04/18

Rating: NR

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