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Fireside Chats by Franklin D. Roosevelt

I loved this book. So interesting to contrast how FDR spoke to the American people intelligently- addressing many complex economic and social issues- without the sound bites and the dumbing down that we see now. No wonder he was elected for four terms. The people loved and respected FDR. I think a lot of that love and respect sprang from these fireside chats. He spoke to them respectfully, as if they were there in the room with him. He had faith in their ability to understand complex issues. He admitted when he was trying something new that could fail. He admitted when his plans did fail. He brought the people along with him on the journey to essentially save our democracy. He was, in my opinion, the 20th centurys greatest president.
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Fireside Chat Ep 89 – America: The Greatest Nation on Earth

The fireside chats were a series of evening radio addresses given by U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt (known colloquially as "FDR") between and.
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The Fireside Chats: Roosevelt's Radio Talks

By the time of Roosevelt's inauguration, nearly all of the banks in the nation had temporarily closed in response to mass withdrawals by a panicked public. Roosevelt calms the fears of the nation and outlines his plan to restore confidence in the banking system. I want to talk for a few minutes with the people of the United States about banking—with the comparatively few who understand the mechanics of banking but more particularly with the overwhelming majority who use banks for the making of deposits and the drawing of checks. I want to tell you what has been done in the last few days, why it was done, and what the next steps are going to be. I recognize that the many proclamations from State Capitols and from Washington, the legislation, the Treasury regulations, etc. I owe this in particular because of the fortitude and good temper with which everybody has accepted the inconvenience and hardships of the banking holiday.

Fireside chats, series of radio addresses delivered by U.S. Pres. Franklin D. Roosevelt from to Fireside chats reinforced the importance of broadcast media and the use of common, everyday language when addressing the American people. As president, Roosevelt set up the.
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Whether it is an effort to emulate the format originated by President Franklin D., The fireside chats were a series of evening radio addresses given by U.

Fireside chats , series of radio addresses delivered by U. Franklin D. Roosevelt from to The chats were influential in reformulating the American social imaginary from one of despair to one of hope during a time of multiple crises, including the Great Depression and World War II. Fireside chats reinforced the importance of broadcast media and the use of common, everyday language when addressing the American people. Roosevelt understood the importance of radio as a medium and first used it to pressure the New York state legislature during his governorship from to

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  1. Apr 23, President Franklin D. Roosevelt, who took office in early , would become the only president in American history to be elected to four consecutive terms. Millions of people found comfort and renewed confidence in these speeches, which became known as the “fireside chats.”.

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