Eleanor Roosevelt promoted the idea of active citizenship through print media, radio and television from the 1930s to the 1960s. There were many others, who like her, believed an informed and engaged citizenry was a essential if democracies were to be successful. A workshop in Middelburg on November 29, 2013, will seek to bring scholars together to discuss such public figures of the early cold war, the impact they had on domestic and international public opinion and the forms of mass media they chose to use to achieve their goals. For further information see the call for papers.
Anya Luscombe PhD is researching Eleanor Roosevelt and her radio programmes