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FDR And The Press - October 1937

October 12, 1937 – FDR: A Fireside Chat

  Become a Patron! On the occasion of his return from a cross-country tour, President Roosevelt gave one of his familiar Fireside Chat’s ahead of a special session of Congress on October 12, 1937. He discusses the progress that had been made as the result of the Recovery steps the...

FDR - Fireside Chat 1934

September 30, 1934 – FDR Has A Few Words About Government

Patrons and Subscribers: Become a Patron! President Roosevelt Fireside Chat – Recovery, Banks and Government – September 30, 1934 News for this day had much to do with the continuing efforts at recovery, stability and getting America back to work – trying to undo the tangle of economic collapse and...

Sheridan Downey – California Politics In The 1930s – Past Daily Reference Room

Sheridan Downey, one of the longer-running Senators from California, started his career in 1924 as a supporter for Progressive Presidential Candidate Robert S. LaFollett. But in 1932 switched parties, becoming a Democrat in support of Franklin D. Roosevelt. In 1938 Downey was elected to the United States Senate where he...

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FDR- Pan-American Day Address – April 15,1940 – Past Daily Reference Room

FDR – Address on Pan-American Day – April 15, 1940 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – On April 15, 1940, President Roosevelt addressed the leaders of the Pan American Union on its 50th anniversary gathering. Saying that the 21 American Republics must be prepared to ‘meet forces with forces’ he...

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February 12, 1943 – President Roosevelt Addresses The White House Correspondents Dinner – Past Daily Reference Room

President Franklin Roosevelt – Address to the White House Correspondents Dinner – Feb. 12, 1943 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – February 12 was Abraham Lincoln’s birthday – this address given by FDR on the occasion of Lincoln’s Birthday was also an assessment of the recently concluded Casablanca Conference. Here...

The New York Times - November 21, 1934

The White House Coup Of 1934 – Past Daily Reference Room

The White House Coup Of 1934 – BBC Radio 4 Documentary – September 21, 2008 – BBC Radio 4 – The White House Coup of 1934, or The Business Plot as it’s been referred to over the years. The Business Plot was an alleged political conspiracy in 1933 in the...

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September 20, 1940 – Pres. Franklin D. Roosevelt Addresses University Of Pennsylvania – Past Daily Reference Room

September 20, 1940 – President Roosevelt Address at University Of Pennsylvania – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – September 20, 1940 – As Europe was plunged into War, and as America’s neutrality towards the conflict was put to the test almost daily, President Roosevelt, in an address to the University of...

FDR - 1936 Democratic Convention

June 26, 1936 – Democratic Convention: Day 4

June 26, 1936 – CBS – Convention Day 4 excerpt – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – June 26, 1936 – Day 4 of the Democratic Convention from Philadelphia. Philadelphia was the site for the 1936 convention – a convention which was much calmer than that of 1932. FDR and Vice...

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March 15, 1941 – FDR: Aid To Britain Address

March 15, 1941 – FDR Address to Correspondents Dinner – Gordon Skene Sound Collection On this day, 77 years ago, President Roosevelt addressed a gathering of Correspondents for their annual dinner in Washington. FDR chose this setting to announce that the U.S. would be stepping up its pledge to aid...

Sec. of War - Henry L.Stimson - 1944

January 25, 1944 – National Service Act – Henry L. Stimson

Secretary Of War Henry L. Stimson -Address regarding The National Service Act – January 25, 1944 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – January 25, 1944 – With the tide of war slowly turning in favor of the allies, many felt sure it would be over soon, certainly by the end...