The Golden Age of Radio

By Kasia Cieplak-Mayr von Baldegg

An excerpt from Hear and Now, a documentary from the late 1950s, describes radio's essential role in society at the time, from reporting major events to warning citizens in the event of a natural disaster or attack. The film was produced by the National Association of Broadcasters is available in its entirety at the Prelinger Archive

For more films from the Prelinger Archive, visit http://www.archive.org/details/prelinger/.

This article available online at:

http://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2012/01/the-golden-age-of-radio/251506/