1914: The Year That Started A New Cultural Era

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The year 1914 is most often associated with the start of World War I. In fact, this past weekend marked 100 years since the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria—an event that set in motion the beginning the "Great War."

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But 1914 was also a year of incredible social and artistic change that jump started the modern cultural era. Animation was invented, blues music went mainstream, and Charlie Chaplin's film character "The Tramp" captivated audiences and ultimately defined the golden age of silent films. 

Studio 360 host Kurt Andersen discusses the lasting impacts of the many cultural innovations of 100 years ago. Studio 360's hour-long special on the cultural happenings from that remarkable year, "Broadcasting Live from 1914," delves into the year's many cultural innovations.