Out Across the Airwaves - Cleveland Radio, 1946
To familiarize students with radio entertainment in Cleveland
in 1946. To compare and contrast radio entertainment in 1946 with
|Fanny Brice || ||"Baby Snooks" || ||Margaret O'Brien|
|"Radio Theater" || ||Fred Allen || ||"The World's Greatest Novels" |
|variety shows || ||The Breakfast Club || ||soap operas |
|"Our Gal Sunday" || ||"Helen Trent" || ||"Young Dr. Malone" |
|"Road of Life" || ||"Ma Perkins" || ||"The Second Mrs. Burton"|
- What was radio entertainment like in 1946?
- Compare and contrast radio entertainment available in 1946
with that available in 1996.
- Distribute copies of Handout 1 and Handout 2 and have the
students complete the accompanying activity.
- Distribute copies of Handouts 2 and 3 to the students. Have
them examine the materials and then complete the questions for
|a. ||In Handout 1. The reporter is informing his readers about what?|
|b. ||Where might this type of article appear today?|
|c. ||In the review, did the reporter like or dislike the program? What tells you this?|
|d. ||In Handout 2. Do detailed schedules for radio broadcasts appear in the daily newspapers today? Why or why not? |
|e. ||Compare the schedules in Handout 2., with a television schedule today. How are they the same? How are they different? |
|f. ||If television has replaced radio as the main entertainment for the average Clevelander in 1996, what do you think might replace television in the future? |
|g. ||How might news and information be broadcast to the public in the future? |
|h. ||How might the entertainment format used in television change in the future?|
- Have the students compare the schedules in Handout #2 with
today's entertainment schedules. They might compare the types
and lengths of programs.
- Have students compare the review in Handout 1 with a review
from a newspaper or magazine today.
- Have the students design an information distribution system
for the future.