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Calvin Coolidge with radio equipment used on automobiles during the campaign
凯文.柯立芝站在汽车使用的无线电设备旁 (摄于1924年总统选举期间)
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哈丁总统在白宫安装无线电:192228

192228日是白宫的一个大日子。哈丁总统在这一天在白宫内安装了收音机。在那个时候,无线电是白宫里最热门的科技产品。两年之后,凯文.柯立芝 (Calvin Coolidge) 后来则追随哈丁总统,成为第一个在白宫内使用无线电广播的总统。柯立芝庆祝华盛顿生日的演说,在美国各地共42个频道播放着。

在这项历史性的广播之前,无线电在柯立芝的1924年总统选举中也扮演重要的角色,并让柯立芝获得胜利。就在选举日的前一晚,许多人都在收音机前收听柯立芝的最后一次竞选演说,柯立芝也因此创下历史。柯立芝轻松赢得选举,到了3月,美国人则第一次从收音机里听到总统宣誓就职的全程情况。


February 8, 1922, was a big day at the White House. On this day President Harding had a radio installed. At the time, radio was the hottest technology there was, and the White House was on the cutting edge. Almost two years later, Calvin Coolidge, who followed Harding, was the first president to broadcast from the White House. Coolidge's address for Washington's Birthday was heard on 42 stations from coast to coast.

Before that historic broadcast, radio had played a big role in Coolidge's victory in the 1924 presidential election. The night before the election, Coolidge made history when the largest radio audience ever tuned in to the broadcast of his final campaign speech. Coolidge won the election easily, and in March, Americans listened for the first time to their president take the oath of office on the radio.

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