Inaugural Firsts: Media Coverage

Know for sure which POTUS’ Inauguration was the first…broadcast via telegraph…”talking newsreel”… radio…b&w TV…color TV.. etc.?

If not, please take a guess. Click each POTUS’ name to see if you’re correct. If the name comes up GREEN, bravo! you’re right! If the name comes up RED, sorry, please try again. In either case, you’ll get an idea why each name does/not correctly answer the question. Good luck! Enjoy!

Please pray for a safe Inauguration for our 45th POTUS on January 20th. Thank you! God bless U/SA!

1. Who was the 1st POTUS whose Inauguration was “newscast” via “talking newsreel”?
Herbert Hoover
Yes! This 31st POTUS’ Inauguration in 1929 was the first to be “newscast” via short documentary films with sound (aka “talking newsreels”).
Calvin Coolidge
Sorry; incorrect. This 3oth POTUS’ immediate successor was the first to have his  Inauguration “newscast” via “talking newsreel.”
Franklin D. Roosevelt
Sorry; incorrect. This 32nd POTUS’ immediate predecessor was the first to have an Inauguration “newscast” via “talking newsreel.”
2. Who was the 1st POTUS whose Inauguration was “newscast” via telegraph?
James K. Polk
Yes! This 11th POTUS’ Inauguration in 1845 was the first to be “newscast” via telegraph.
John Tyler
Sorry; incorrect. This 10th POTUS’ immediate successor was the first to have his  Inauguration “newscast” via telegraph.
Zachary Taylor
Sorry; incorrect. This 12th POTUS’ immediate predecessor was the first to have an Inauguration “newscast” via telegraph.
3. Who was the 1st POTUS whose Inauguration was recorded (soundless) by a motion picture camera?
William McKinley
Yes! This 25th POTUS’ Inauguration in 1897 was the first one filmed by a soundless motion picture camera.
Theodore Roosevelt
Sorry; incorrect. This 26th POTUS’ immediate predecessor was the first POTUS whose Inauguration was filmed by a soundless motion picture camera.
Grover Cleveland
Sorry; incorrect. This 24th POTUS’ immediate successor was the first POTUS whose Inauguration was filmed by a soundless motion picture camera.
4. Who was the 1st POTUS whose Inauguration was televised in black and white?
Harry S. Truman
Yes! This 33rd POTUS’ Inauguration in 1949 was the first Inauguration televised in black and white.
Franklin D. Roosevelt
Sorry; incorrect. This 32nd POTUS’ immediate successor was the first to have an Inauguration televised in black & white, following his election in 1948.
Dwight D. Eisenhower
Sorry; incorrect. This 34th POTUS’ immediate predecessor was the first to have an Inauguration televised in black & white, following his election in 1948.
5. Who was the 1st POTUS whose Inauguration was televised in color?
John F. Kennedy
Yes! This 35th POTUS’ Inauguration in 1961 was the first Inauguration televised in color.
Lyndon B. Johnson
Sorry; incorrect. This 36th POTUS’ immediate predecessor was the first to have an Inauguration televised in color.
Dwight D. Eisenhower
Sorry; incorrect. This 34th POTUS’ immediate successor was the first to have an Inauguration televised in color.
6. Who was the 1st POTUS to use a teleprompter?
Dwight D. Eisenhower
Yes! This 34th POTUS was the first POTUS to use a teleprompter.
John F. Kennedy
Sorry; incorrect. This 35th POTUS was not the first POTUS to use a teleprompter; his immediate predecessor was.
Ronald Reagan
Sorry; incorrect. This 40th POTUS was not the first POTUS to use a teleprompter; one of his predecessors was.
7. Who was the 1st POTUS whose Inauguration was known to be illustrated in a newspaper?
James K. Polk
Yes! This 11th POTUS’ Inauguration in 1845 was the first one known to be illustrated in a newspaper.
Millard Fillmore
Sorry; incorrect. This 13th POTUS’ predecessor, inaugurated in 1845, was the first known POTUS whose Inauguration was illustrated in a newspaper.
John Tyler
Sorry; incorrect. This 10th POTUS’ immediate successor was the first known POTUS whose Inauguration was illustrated in a newspaper.
8. Who was the 1st POTUS whose Inauguration was broadcast on the radio?
Calvin Coolidge
Yes! This 30th POTUS’ Inauguration in 1925 was the first one broadcast on the radio.
Warren G. Harding
Sorry; incorrect. This 29th POTUS’ Inauguration in 1921 was the first one broadcast on a public address system, but not via radio.
Herbert Hoover
Sorry; incorrect. This 31st POTUS’ immediate predecessor was the first one whose Inauguration was on the radio.
9. Who was the 1st POTUS whose Inauguration was photographed?
James Buchanan
Yes! This 15th POTUS’ Inauguration in 1857 was the first one photographed.
Abraham Lincoln
Sorry; incorrect. This 16th POTUS’ immediate predecessor was the first POTUS whose Inauguration was photographed.
Franklin Pierce
Sorry; incorrect. This 14th POTUS’ immediate successor was the first POTUS whose Inauguration was photographed.
10. Who was the 1st POTUS whose Inaugural Address was printed in a newspaper “extra”?
Thomas Jefferson
Yes! This 3rd POTUS’ first Inaugural Address in 1801 was the first Inaugural Address printed in a newspaper “extra.”
James Madison
Sorry; incorrect. This 4th POTUS’ immediate predecessor was the first POTUS whose Inaugural Address was printed in a newspaper “extra.”
John Adams
Sorry; incorrect. This 2nd POTUS’ immediate successor was the first POTUS whose Inaugural Address was printed in a newspaper “extra.”
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