Museum Of Broadcast Communications Gets Grant From Cox Foundation
February 2, 2007 at 5:47 AM (PT)
ATLANTA's JAMES M. COX FOUNDATION has given a $100,000 grant to the MUSEUM OF BROADCAST COMMUNICATIONS to help fund its "Media and the American Presidential Elections" exhibit. The exhibit will be part of the museum's offerings when it opens its new facility in CHICAGO.
"With our deep roots in broadcasting the news of American politics, it is fitting that The JAMES M. COX FOUNDATION support the MBC’s efforts in preserving and celebrating the finest in broadcast journalism through this special exhibit," said COX RADIO Pres./CEO BOB NEIL. "As the MBC expands its outreach into the community, we applaud them for educating future generations on the vital role of media in presidential politics."
"When listeners to KDKA/PITTSBURGH heard election results on the radio for the first time in 1920, it introduced radio to America and revolutionized our way of life," said MBC Pres. BRUCE DUMONT. "As the Democratic nominee for President in 1920, OHIO Governor JAMES M. COX was part of radio’s first big story and thus it is fitting the JAMES M. COX FOUNDATION will provide leadership in creating an exhibit on the marriage of media and politics."