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Great battle & Jazz period (1914-1928)
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People gathered around to listen to the radio in the 1920s and "30s
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chairman Harding mounted a Radio in the White HouseFebruary 8, 1922Starting in the 1920s, people gathered approximately the radio to listen to programs or the news, lot like we gather about the TV. With its brand-new popularity, radio ended up being a an effective communication tool in politics. Franklin Delano Roosevelt, who ended up being president in 1933, offered the radio to deliver constant updates come the American public. In his very first address, he described his plan for fighting the an excellent Depression, "My friends, I want to tell girlfriend what has been excellent in the last few days, why it has actually been done, and also what the next actions are going come be." The talks became known as "fireside chats," called by bother Butcher, a CBS terminal manager in Washington.

Today, although us still have actually radio addresses by the president, much more people check out the president speak on tv than hear to him on the radio. In 1939, Roosevelt was the an initial U.S.

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Chairman to supply a televised speech. The "golden age" that radio was around to fade together television gotten in its "golden age."

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