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Pro-America Ads Pulled

The State Department tried disseminating a positive message about the United States in Arab countries. The idea was to counter anti-American sentiment by explaining U.S. values rather than U.S. policy. NPR's Michele Kelemen reports.

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Michele Kelemen has been with NPR for two decades, starting as NPR's Moscow bureau chief and now covering the State Department and Washington's diplomatic corps. Her reports can be heard on all NPR News programs, including Morning Edition and All Things Considered.