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Landon Chronicles (1950): Kenneth on the Amabassador of Djakarta and the Rate of Exchange (hour 76, clip 9)

 Digital Record
Identifier: LC76-09


  • Digitized: 1950


Summary Note

Kenneth flew to Kuala Lumpur, and from there to Djakarta. Kenneth was the desk officer for all these areas of Southeast Asia, so here was Ken Landon from the Department of State visiting the new nation of Indonesia. The rate of exchange on the black market was incredible, but the official rate of exchange impossible. The ambassador insisted that all Americans exchange their money on the official rate of exchange. But if you took your money to the black market, you could buy much more with it. (Length 2:19)

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