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PRESIDENTIAL INAUGURATIONS
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Inaugurations and Technology


Advances in communication technology have contributed to the public’s awareness of the inaugurations of their presidents.

Technological firsts which have contributed to press coverage of inaugurations include, among others:

First broadcast by radio: Calvin Coolidge, 1925

First sound newsreel: Herbert Hoover, 1929

First broadcast by television: Harry S. Truman, 1949



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Calvin Coolidge delivers his Inaugural Speech, 1925. Library of Congress
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01 : Presidential Inaugurations / Intro
02 : Inauguration Site
03 : Inauguration Day
04 : Inaugurations and Technology
05 : Inaugural Oath and Address
06 : Inaugural Balls
07 : Inaugural Parades

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