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U.S. President Franklin D Roosevelt held his first “Fireside Chat” 3-12-1933

FDR Fire side ChatToday in 1933, FDR broadcast his first “Fireside Chat” to discuss the banking crisis. This is the very broadcast:

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Calvin Coolidge, the first US President to do a radio address 2-22-1924

Calvin CoolidgeToday in 1924, Calvin Cooldige became the first president to do a radio address. Although his 1924 address doesn’t appear to be in existence, please enjoy a short 1928 excerpt of Coolidge bestowing a medal on Charles Lindberg:

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Coolidge went on to help create the Federal Radio Commission a few days later. It later became known as the Federal Communications Commission (FCC).