Someone has sent me another link on Pope Pius XII. Believe it or not I remember watching Pope Pius XII funeral on television in Atlanta, Georgia in October of 1958. The television we watched it on was our family's first and it was purchased a few months earlier! I remember its delivery to our apartment.
Pope Pius XII was very savvy about the use of the new media in his day and very conscious of the symbol of his person. He was unlike any other pope in terms of his appeal to the masses.
This video in Italian has English subtitles, and the sub titles are in literal Italian not an equivalency English, which I hate, as you know: