Radio: History on the Air

Thanks largely to radio, no public figure had ever seemed quite so close to so many citizens as Franklin Roosevelt. Reporting the death of the President who made his own radio history, radio, too, made history of a sort. For four days it was not itself, and for one full minute it was silent.

Most people had come to know Franklin Roosevelt's voice like an intimate's. Radio probably had more attentive listeners on the day of his death than it ever had before. Most of the nation first heard the news over the air....

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