The first radio Thanksgiving

Here’s a nice little post about our favorite president giving the first-ever presidential Thanksgiving address to be broadcast over radio on November 23, 1927 – a scant 84 years ago this Wednesday. As we know, Coolidge was the first president to really take advantage of what was then the booming new medium of radio; it might even be said that radio was the ideal medium for him: he was too unprepossessing and un-theatrical to have “made it” in either the preceding era of spellbinding orators with mesmerizing stage presence, or the later years of telegenic personalities suited to provide sound bites and glamour.

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