- Fireside Chats
- On 12 March 1933 President Franklin D. Roosevelt addressed the nation in a radio broadcast to explain why he declared a bank holiday. It was the first of his presidential “fireside chats,” a term used by the head of CBS in Washington to describe Roosevelt’s second address on 7 May 1933. Roosevelt used the radio while governor of New York to talk to his constituents in an informal fashion, and now, sometimes speaking to the audiences as “my friends” and always speaking in a personal tone, he used the same method to good effect as president. Estimates of his audience ranged from 25 percent to almost 40 percent of the American population. Altogether Roosevelt gave 28 “fireside chats,” 30 including recordings of addresses to Congress. The last broadcast was on 12 June 1944 to launch the fifth War Loan Drive.
Historical Dictionary of the Roosevelt–Truman Era . Neil A. Wynn . 2015.
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