publication . Article . 2015

Eleanor Roosevelt, the United Nations and the Role of Radio Communications

Luscombe, Anya;
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  • Published: 27 Dec 2015 Journal: Athens Journal of Mass Media and Communications, volume 2, pages 33-44 (eissn: 2407-9499, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Athens Institute for Education and Research ATINER
  • Country: Netherlands
Abstract
Eleanor Roosevelt communicated with the public through a variety of media, both before, during and following her time in the White House. In 1946 she became part of the US delegation to the newly formed United Nations and she used newspaper columns, speeches and radio broadcasts to converse with citizens about the importance of the UN. This paper focuses on some of her radio performances of the early 1950s, both in the USA and in Europe. Despite increasing competition from television in the 1950s, radio still played a vital role in reaching mass audiences. Through rhetorical analysis, this paper seeks to establish how Mrs. Roosevelt addressed her audiences and h...
Subjects
free text keywords: Telecommunications, business.industry, business, Radio communications, Political science, Eleanor Roosevelt, radio history, United Nations
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Kuhn, R. (1995). The Media in France. London, New York: Routledge.

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Abstract
Eleanor Roosevelt communicated with the public through a variety of media, both before, during and following her time in the White House. In 1946 she became part of the US delegation to the newly formed United Nations and she used newspaper columns, speeches and radio broadcasts to converse with citizens about the importance of the UN. This paper focuses on some of her radio performances of the early 1950s, both in the USA and in Europe. Despite increasing competition from television in the 1950s, radio still played a vital role in reaching mass audiences. Through rhetorical analysis, this paper seeks to establish how Mrs. Roosevelt addressed her audiences and h...
Subjects
free text keywords: Telecommunications, business.industry, business, Radio communications, Political science, Eleanor Roosevelt, radio history, United Nations
Related Organizations
23 references, page 1 of 2

Belgrade, P. (2001). Radio Broadcasts. In M. Beasley, H. Shulman and H. Beasley (Eds.) The Eleanor Roosevelt Encyclopedia. Westport, Connecticut, London: Greenwood Press.

Black, A. (1996). Casting Her Own Shadow. New York, Chichester: Columbia University Press.

Black, A. (2003). Introduction. The Papers of Eleanor Roosevelt, 1945-1962. Part 2: United Nations Human Rights Commission Correspondence and Publications. Bethesda, MD: Congressional Information Service.

Cicero. (n.d.) Marcus Tullius Cicero. The Orator. Retrieved from http://www.egs.edu/ library/cicero/articles/the-orator/. [Accessed: 15 March 2015]

Crisell, A. (1994). Understanding Radio (2nd ed.). London: Routledge.

Craig, S. (2009). Out of the Dark. A History of Radio and Rural America. Tuscaloosa: The University of Alabama Press.

Creswell, M. (2002). "With a Little Help from our Friends": How France Secured an Anglo-American Continental Commitment, 1945-54. Cold War History, 3(1), 1- 28.

Crowley, S. and Hawhee D. (2012). Ancient Rhetorics for Contemporary Students. (5th edn.). Boston: Pearson.

Cull, N. (2008). The Cold War and the United States Information Agency. American Propaganda and Public Diplomacy, 1945-1989. New York: Cambridge University Press. [OpenAIRE]

Eleanor Roosevelt Program (1950-1951). New York: NBC. [Radio Series]. Middelburg: Roosevelt Study Center Collection. Program 134, April 16, 1951 and Program 233, August 31, 1951.

Gardner, R. (1952). "First Lady" of the Voice of America. The New York Times (Feb 3 1952). Retrieved from ProQuest Historical Newspapers database.

History Matters (n.d.). U.S. Senate, State Department Loyalty Investigation Committee on Foreign Relations, 81st Congress; Joseph McCarthy to President Harry Truman February 11, 1950, Congressional Record, 81st Congress. Retrieved from http://historymatters.gmu.edu/d/6456. [Accessed: 12 March 2015]

Hommage. (1952, January). The Papers of Eleanor Roosevelt 1945-1962 Part I: United Nations Correspondence and Publications. Reel 10. 184. Middelburg: Roosevelt Study Center Collection.

Kuhn, R. (1995). The Media in France. London, New York: Routledge.

Listeners' Reactions to Mrs. F.D. Roosevelt's Broadcasts (1951). The Papers of Eleanor Roosevelt 1945-1962 Part I: United Nations Correspondence and Publications. Reel 10. 660-661. Middelburg: Roosevelt Study Center Collection.

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