June 14, 1922: An Important Day for Radio

Thursday, June 14, 2012

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Ninety years ago today, President Warren G. Harding made history by being the first President to deliver an address on the radio. The speech was made at the dedication of "Star Spangled Banner" writer Francis Scott Key's memorial at Fort McHenry.

What was the immediate impact of the broadcast of President Harding's address and how do we continue to feel that impact in today's media environment? John Hockenberry explores these questions in an audio essay.

Produced by:

Joseph Capriglione and Jay Cowit

Comments [1]

Peg

I like to read the paper and then I recycle it as free landscape fabric to keep weeds out of my garden. Trees to make paper are RENEWABLE - the metals (some of them rare) used to make an eeeeeeeeeeeebook or computer are not.

Jun. 14 2012 08:04 AM

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