"Are there problems? That's why I'm here," Ensor says. "But the mission is wonderful. I wish more Americans knew about it, because it is one of the most successful uses of their taxpayer dollars overseas that I can imagine."
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Clarification, 10/23/12: A previous version of this story described a proposed 40 percent cut to VOA’s workforce. The cut was for the newsroom staff. The story also describes a broadcast to Nigeria. The broadcast was made by VOA’s Nigerian language service.