Janbaz Kapissaye, Press Officer for the
Royal Afghan Press Department, in the control
room at the KGO television station.

San Francisco, California, circa 1957

Afghans expressed interest in developing radio and television stations, and American organizations such as the Asia Foundation and the Fulbright Program provided travel grants to the United States for training in these media. California had been an early destination for Afghan émigrés in the 1920s. This connection was later strengthened through educational exchanges between Afghanistan
and the state university system.

Courtesy of the National Archives Still Picture Unit. 306-PS-557-S-57-13110.
Photograph by Cliff Bond.

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