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ms liberty Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-29-09 09:39 PM
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68. K&R - this is so exciting - thanks for passing on the info...
I'm going to go see it the first weekend it will be showing within driving distance - meaning most likely I'll drive about 50 miles(one way!) to Charlotte, NC; I don't know what weekend it will be yet though.

I absolutely love to see film of FDR speaking, and I had not heard about this. I think there is the potential that MM's new film could be the serendipitous meeting of the perfect suject at the exactly right time. To have film of this particular FDR speech in the movie is quite fortuitous IMHO.

Sorry about the thread hijacker above. What seems to be not understood is that FDR did not mean only families in his speech; it's a euphemism. If you look at the Americans he was concerned with helping during his almost 16 year presidency, single citizens were just as much a focus as "families." He was helping everyone. To be upset and take insult at the terminology and phrasing is to judge the almost 70 year old speech using today's standards of polite language. You can't always fit today's meanings into yesterday's words.
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