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State and Madison
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Stock Yards, Sheep
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Celebrity of Politics
Teddy Roosevelt in Car
Daley Sworn in as Mayor
Daley at Robert Taylor Homes
Florence Scala
MLK Jr. at Soldier Field
Celebrity of Entertainment
Human Fly
Kukla Fran and Ollie
Studs' Place

Kukla Fran and Ollie
Popular entertainment did not imply turning a blind eye to politics. In this 1952 clip from the popular children's show, Kukla, Fran and Ollie, Fran Allison listens with Oliver J. Dragon (Ollie) to election returns. The excerpt also points to the ongoing role of radio broadcasting amid the growing popularity of television.