According to Architectural Record's July 2004 print magazine,
Daniel Libeskind has been named the United States Cultural Ambassador for Architecture by the U.S. State Department.

What's that, now? He's been named what? By who? Or is it whom?

Searching around the internet, I wasn't able to find anything to corroborate this statement. Nothing at Google news. Nothing at Archinect. Nothing at the US Department of State.

Now I don't necessarily doubt Record, I'm just wondering why something like this isn't news elsewhere. I figure that Record's deadline for the print issues creates a lag behind news that would be reported online, so basically this story has been news to them since about a month ago, I would guess. So why can't I find any information beyond that one sentence?