Franklin D. Roosevelt

President Roosevelt

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...

Depression Era America - 1933

August 31, 1933 – Celebrating In Depression Era America – Weekend Gallimaufry

WKBF-Indianapolis – Dedication ceremony – August 31, 1933 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – On its surface, this broadcast of a radio station dedication ceremony is quaint and strange and most likely hard to listen to for many people – not so much that the quality runs the risk of...

Gen. Douglas MacArthur

March 20, 1942 – Gen. MacArthur: “With Every Expectation Of Going Back To The Philippines’.

March 20, 1942 – Alka-Seltzer News Of The World With John W. Vandercook – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – March 20, 1942. News for this day was a mixed bag of hopefulness and dread. The hopeful news came in the form of General Douglas MacArthur who had managed to relocate...

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...

President Roosevelt

President Roosevelt: Jackson Day Dinner – January 8, 1940 – Past Daily Reference Room

President Roosevelt – Andrew Jackson Day Dinner Address – January 8,1940 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – President Roosevelt addressing a packed audience at the annual Jackson Day Dinner, on January 8, 1940: President Roosevelt: “The relative importance of politics and Government is something not always easy to see when...

President Roosevelt

November 15, 1939 – President Roosevelt Lays The Cornerstone At The Jefferson Memorial – Past Daily Reference Room

Become a Patron! November 15, 1939 – On this day, President Roosevelt took part in the ceremonies laying the cornerstone for the Jefferson Memorial. A project which had been in planning stages since 1926. On this day, FDR laid the cornerstone. Copies of the Declaration of Independence, the U.S. Constitution,...

Health Care In America

September 22, 1993 – President Clinton – Making A Bid For Health Care Reform

President Clinton Address To Congress- Health Care – Sept. 22, 1993 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – September 22, 1993 – Lest you think the issue of getting adequate, affordable, comprehensive Health Care in America has been a recent issue in our Socio-Political culture, I hate to be the bearer...

FDR Addresses Boy Scouts- 1937

FDR Addresses The Boy Scouts Of America 1937 – Presidents Being Presidential

President Roosevelt – Addresses The Boy Scouts Of America – 27th Annual Jamboree – February 8, 1937 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – A reminder of past Presidents and The Boy Scouts of America – this one, FDR broadcasts an invitation to the 27th annual Scout Jamboree in 1937: FDR:...

President Roosevelt - 1941

May 27, 1941 – A Fireside Chat At The Brink Of War – FDR And The National Emergency

President Franklin Roosevelt – Fireside Chat – May 27, 1941 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – A regular feature during the Presidency of Franklin Roosevelt was the Fireside Chat, an informal address to the American people, where matters of national interest were discussed and a sense of transparency with the...