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Mon Mar 12, 2018, 05:56 AM

85 Years Ago Today; FDR's First Fireside Chat

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fireside_chats

Fireside chats is the term used to describe a series of 30 evening radio addresses given by U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt between 1933 and 1944. Roosevelt spoke with familiarity to millions of Americans about the promulgation of the Emergency Banking Act in response to the banking crisis, the recession, New Deal initiatives, and the course of World War II. On radio, he was able to quell rumors and explain his policies. His tone and demeanor communicated self-assurance during times of despair and uncertainty. Roosevelt was a great communicator on radio, and the fireside chats kept him in high public regard throughout his presidency. Their introduction was later described as a "revolutionary experiment with a nascent media platform".[1]

The series of fireside chats was among the first 50 recordings made part of the National Recording Registry of the Library of Congress, which noted it as "an influential series of radio broadcasts in which Roosevelt utilized the media to present his programs and ideas directly to the public and thereby redefined the relationship between President Roosevelt and the American people in 1933."

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Reply 85 Years Ago Today; FDR's First Fireside Chat (Original post)
Dennis Donovan Mar 2018 OP
chuckstevens Mar 2018 #1
Kurt V. Mar 2018 #5
whathehell Mar 2018 #2
dewsgirl Mar 2018 #3
3Hotdogs Mar 2018 #4
BigmanPigman Mar 2018 #6
Javaman Mar 2018 #7

Response to Dennis Donovan (Original post)

Mon Mar 12, 2018, 06:07 AM

1. FDR

 



The greatest president in US history!

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Response to chuckstevens (Reply #1)

Mon Mar 12, 2018, 07:14 AM

5. Agree!

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Response to Dennis Donovan (Original post)

Mon Mar 12, 2018, 06:33 AM

2. Hated by Republicans: Rranked 3rd Greatest American President

by historians.

To this day, Republicans continue to try to destroy to his New Deal programs -- The ones that brought millions out of poverty and into the Middle Class.

America needs a NEW 'New Deal'

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Response to Dennis Donovan (Original post)

Mon Mar 12, 2018, 06:55 AM

3. I've always thought, this must have been so comforting to Americans at the time.

The complete opposite of anything that comes from Trump.
Side note, is he still making those ridiculous weekly videos about his "accomplishments"? I watch/read way more news than I care to admit. I have never even bothered with those.

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Response to Dennis Donovan (Original post)

Mon Mar 12, 2018, 07:02 AM

4. This reminds me of McChimp and the SS bonds.

Roosevelt explained that the bank does not keep your deposited money in a vault. It loans the money.

McChimp, if you recall, showed a couple of pieces of paper from a drawer, somewhere in West Virginia, and explained how these were the value of your SS account. Therefore, we need to change SS.

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Response to Dennis Donovan (Original post)

Mon Mar 12, 2018, 07:23 AM

6. My whole family got FDR Christmas ornaments this year from my

niece who goes to college in DC. They were selling them at the Dem office she works at part-time. My family is 3 generations of Dems. My grandmom who died a few years ago at 103 years old would have made it 4 generations. I think that yelling at the GOP on TV all her life made her live long since she was able to vent her frustrations. That behavior seems to run in the family.

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Response to Dennis Donovan (Original post)

Mon Mar 12, 2018, 07:55 AM

7. how far we have fallen. :( nt

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