Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Your Grandparents: 1945

The next reading on communication moves to the 1940s. We will read about the pens used at that time (people didn't need to use quill pens or fountain pens anymore). The reading also includes how mail delivery had changed and how people used telephones,

The most interesting part of the reading might be how people got some of their news. Today we can look on the Internet for news or choose from a variety of TV news shows and 24-hour cable news channels. But at that time, television was just beginning to be used and many people didn't have a TV in their house. How did they get their news?

Here is a major news story from 1941. This is from YouTube, but how did people hear it then? Did they watch it? (Look at the title.)

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