Tagged: FDR

January 6, 1941- State Of The Union – FDR And Four Freedoms

Become a Patron! Seventy-nine years ago today, President Franklin Roosevelt delivered the annual State Of The Union Address which has become known as The Four Freedoms Address. FDR: “In the future days, which we seek to make secure, we look forward to a world founded upon four essential human freedoms....

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...

Thomas E. Dewey

Thomas E. Dewey – Election 1944 – Past Daily Reference Room: Election Edition

Thomas E. Dewey – probably not a name that rings a lot of bells in the world of present-day Politics. But in 1944 and in 1948 he was the GOP’s Great White Hope – first in an attempt to thwart a 3rd term Presidency of Franklin D. Roosevelt, and second...

Anthony Eden

July 22, 1940 – Berlin Calling

July 22, 1940 – News Of The World – Gordon Skene Sound Collection July 22, 1940 – the war of nerves continued, as did the daily attacks on British cities from German bombers. An address a few days before from Hitler asked the people of Britain to consider a brokered...

State Of The Union In Wartime – January 6, 1945

State Of The Union In Wartime – January 6, 1945

. . . or click on the link here for Audio Player – President Roosevelt: State Of The Union – January 6, 1945 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection. This day, 70 years ago, we were still in the midst of a World War. The optimism which followed the Allied invasion...

‘A Regimentation Of Other Peoples Money – A Regimentation Of Other Peoples Lives’ – FDR – October 14, 1936

Click on the link here for Audio Player – FDR Campaign Address in Chicago – October 14, 1936 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection 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...

FDR – At The University Of Pennsylvania 1940 – Past Daily Reference Room

Click on the link here for Audio Player – President Roosevelt- Address at University of Pennsylvania – Sept. 20, 1940 – Gordon Skene Sound collection Celebrating the University’s Bicentennial, President Roosevelt addressed the students of the University of Pennsylvania, the first time a sitting President did so since 1909. To...

A Word From FDR On Washington’s Birthday – February 22, 1943 – Past Daily Reference Room

If you haven’t yet . . .:Become a Patron! There was a time, not all that long ago, when the birthday’s of President’s Lincoln and Washington were celebrated on their actual birth dates. But times have changed and both are now lumped into one Presidents Day. In 1943 we were...

Watching With Strained Tension – October 18, 1941

Click on link here for Audio Player: NBC Blue Network – News Of The World – October 18, 1941 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection A day where War loomed ever-closer for U.S. involvement, this October 18th in 1941, a day where Europe was knee-deep in it. Inching closer to a...