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1920s RCA Radio

1927

Newseum

Newseum

POWER OF RADIO
In the 1930s and 1940s, candidates and reporters both recognized the impact radio could have on campaigns. For candidates, radio offered a new way to bypass the editorial control of newspapers and address citizens directly. For radio reporters, the medium’s “you are there” qualities brought new storytelling rules to the campaign trail.

Radio sets became increasingly commonplace in American homes in the 1920s.

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  • Title: 1920s RCA Radio
  • Date Created: 1927
  • Location: Newseum collection

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