Franklin D. Roosevelt

FDR Addresses The 1940 Democratic Convention – Past Daily Reference Room.

Click on the link here for audio player: FDR Democratic Convention – 1940 After much consideration and speculation, President Roosevelt decided to run for a third term in 1940. Addressing the convention via radio from the White House, Roosevelt outlined his goals for a third term and spoke of a...

Call For Affordable Healthcare In 1941 – Past Daily Reference Room

Click on the link here for Audio Player: Universal Healthcare Debate – Dec. 4, 1941 As a reminder of just how long the debate over affordable Healthcare has been going on, here is a panel discussion and Q&A from December 4,1941, featuring Dr. SS. Goldwater, City Hospital commissioner for New...

Dog Days Of War – Dog Days Of Summer – July 31, 1940

Click on the audio player here: News for July 31, 1940 As the Nation’s Capitol sweltered for its thirteenth consecutive day, this July 31st in 1940, the news was appropriately sparse and the events were comparatively few. Starting with news from London that overnight raids by German bombers on Southeast...

FDR Gives A Fireside Chat About The State Of The Nation In 1938

Billed as a Fireside Chat, even though it was one of the hottest Summer days in Washington, President Roosevelt gave one of his frequent talks on the state of the Nation and the State of the Government. Assessing the accomplishments of the recently adjourned 75th Congress and his thoughts on...