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December 2017

The Golden Age of Radio

December 11, 2017 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 11:00am on Monday, repeating until December 18, 2017

Museum at Eldridge Street, 12 Eldridge Street
New York, NY 10002 United States

During its Golden Age (1920s-50s), radio was the primary form of home entertainment. In our first session, we will talk about the development of radio as a form of mass communication for entertainment, news, farm reports, classical and country music, and the vaudeville stars who were featured entertainers. Session two will further explore the influence of this form of mass communication, the technical aspects of program delivery with a focus on the nationwide panic caused by a realistic radio dramatization of a Martian invasion of Earth called “War of the…

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