This Day in History Entry #273

April 30th, 2014 by Wordsman

The first prez to appear on TV
Was not Truman, and not Kennedy
At the New York World’s Fair
(And nowhere beyond there)
Was a broadcast that starred Frankie D

Event: Franklin Delano Roosevelt becomes the first U.S. president to appear on television
Year: 1939
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2 Responses

  1. A Fan Says:

    What about Herbert Hoover? Wasn’t he on TV in the 1920’s, before he even became President?

  2. Wordsman Says:

    I think you just answered your own question.

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