-primary uses of media were newspapers and radio -FDR fireside chats's were his way to occasionally communicate with the public -was a more personal than a speech or a reporters writings in a newspaper -is similar to how social media is utilized in a personal manner today
1968 Robert 'Bobby' Kennedy was shot I saw this watching television. I love Bobby so much. He was a man of his word and I felt he would make the best President we could ever have. something you might not know about him was his great faith. He believed in the wisdom and the grace of God and he talked about it as often as possible. He also like the writing of Aeschylus.
April 17, 1961 The Bay of Pigs Invasion of Cuba begins; it fails by April 19. The Bay of Pigs Invasion, known in Latin America as La Batalla de Girón, was an unsuccessful military invasion of Cuba undertaken by the paramilitary group Brigade 2506 in April 1961. Launched from Guatemala, the invading force were defeated by the Cuban armed forces, under the command of Prime Minister Fidel Castro, within three days
President Kennedy authorized an "air-umbrella" at dawn on April 19—six unmarked American fighter planes took off to help defend the brigade's B-26 aircraft flying. But the B-26s arrived an hour late, most likely confused by the change in time zones between Nicaragua and Cuba. They were shot down by the Cubans, and the invasion was crushed later that day.
A group of captured U.S.-backed Cuban exiles, known as Brigade 2506, being lined up by Fidel Castro’s soldiers at the Bahía de Cochinos (BAY OF PIGS), Cuba, following an unsuccessful invasion of the island. -- April 1961.