FDR

FDR Returns to Washington

November 6, 1936 – FDR Returns To Washington – Election ’36 –

November 6, 1936 – President Roosevelt Returns to Washington – NBC Red Network – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – November 6, 1936 – Roosevelt wins reelection to the presidency in stunning fashion, gaining 523 electoral votes (27,750,000 popular) to Landon’s 8 (16,680,000 popular). The Union Party candidate, William Lemke, garners...

FDR - 1936

November 2, 1936 – Eve Of An Election 1936 – A Last Word Or Two From FDR Before The Polls Close.

November 2nd in 1936 was the last day before the Presidential election that year. As a “final word”, President Roosevelt, along with Postmaster General James Farley and New York Senator Robert Wagner, addressed the nation via that relatively recent mass-media device; radio. The end of a hard fought campaign, FDR...

FDR - October 27, 1944

October 27, 1944 – A Campaign Stump Speech From FDR

October 27, 1944 – FDR Campaign Address – Shibe Park, Philadelphia – CBS Radio – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – In many ways a poles-apart contrast to the Presidential campaign of this year, the Presidential Campaign of 72 years ago was an unprecedented Fourth-term run for Franklin D. Roosevelt. Coupled...

FDR talks about Taxes

October 21, 1936 – FDR Talks About Taxes And Social Security – Campaign ’36

With all the talk about Taxes and Social Security and all the fear being bandied about in recent years, here are a few words on that subject, delivered by President Roosevelt during a campaign stop in Worcester, Massachusetts on October 21, 1936, 79 years ago. President Roosevelt: “I want to...

October 20, 1944 – ‘I Shall Return’ – Allies Invade The Philippines.

On this day in 1944, a promise made by General MacArthur as he was leaving the besieged islands of The Philippines that he would return, became fact. On October 20, 1944 an allied invasion force reported to be an entire army stormed ashore, effectively cutting the island in two. Reports...

FDR - Address in Chicago

October 14, 1936 – FDR -‘A Regimentation Of Other People’s Money – A Regimentation Of Other People’s Lives’

With the Presidential Campaign of 1936 in its last weeks and at fevered pitch, President Roosevelt embarked on a coast-to-coast tour to bring his message home. In 1936, America was in better shape than it was in 1932. But detractors clamored to call the New Deal a disaster, that The...

America's Health Crisis

1940 And The Big Question Was: “Does America Need Compulsory Health Insurance?” – Past Daily Reference Rooom

America’s Town Meeting Of The Air: “Does America Need Compulsory Health Insurance?” – January 1, 1940 – NBC Red Network – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – America’s Health – it’s an issue dating back to the period just after the Civil War. It’s an issue that’s been brought up, argued,...

WPA Workers - 1939

June 23, 1939 – The WPA – Rep. Kent Keller: “There Is No Excuse For Starvation”

We’re here because you are – chip in by clicking on the link right here: Become a Patron! The WPA (Works Progress Administration) – The WPA Conference in Washington D.C. being held on June 26, 1939. Ahead of that conference, Congressman Kent E. Keller gave a radio address on the...

FDR - Jackson Day

January 8, 1936 – President Roosevelt At The Jackson Day Dinner

Become a Patron! Jefferson–Jackson Day is the annual fundraising celebration (dinner) held by Democratic Party organizations in the United States. It is named for Presidents Thomas Jefferson and Andrew Jackson, which the party calls its founders. During presidential election campaigns, key dinners are important venues for candidates to attend. It...

FDR - State of the Union in Wartime

January 6, 1945-State Of The Union In Wartime – President Roosevelt Addresses Congress And The Nation

This January 6th we were still in the midst of a World War. The optimism which followed the Allied invasion of Europe in the Summer of 1944 was interrupted by a surprise German counterattack in Belgium and Luxembourg just before Christmas. It threatened to cut the allied advance in half....