Company News: Page (1) of 1 - 02/22/14

U.S. Census Bureau Daily Feature for February 22


February 22, 2014 --

WASHINGTON, Feb. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau:



U.S. Census Bureau Daily Feature for February 22

Profile America Saturday, February 22nd. The history of radio and the presidency seems to center entirely on Franklin Roosevelt's famous "fireside chats" beginning in 1933 in the depths of the Depression. But the first president to address the nation from the White House over the infant broadcast medium was, ironically, "Silent Cal." President Calvin Coolidge spoke to a coast-to-coast audience on this date in 1924 on the occasion of George Washington's birthday. His words were carried over just 42 stations. That year, there were 530 radio stations in the country, broadcasting to just 1.25 million households. Today, there are over 6,300 radio stations employing over 100,000 people, and 114 million or 99 percent of U.S. households have radios. Profile America is in its17th year as a Public Service of the U.S. Census Bureau.

Library of Congress, America's Story
Historical Statistics of the United States: Colonial Times to 1970, p. 796 NAICS 515112

Profile America is produced by the Center for New Media and Promotions of the U.S. Census Bureau. These daily features are available as produced segments, ready to air, on the Internet at (look for "Multimedia Gallery" by the "Newsroom" button).

SOURCE U.S. Census Bureau

Copyright 2014 PR Newswire. All Rights Reserved

Page: 1
Related Keywords:USA, Internet Technology, Internet,

Source:PR Newswire. All Rights Reserved

Our Privacy Policy --- @ Copyright, 2015 Digital Media Online, All Rights Reserved

Digital Media Online, Inc.