Category Archives: Presidential Address

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

Today in 1933, FDR broadcast his first “Fireside Chat” to discuss the banking crisis. This is the very broadcast: [audio:F-D-R-33-03-12-FIRESIDE-CHAT-BANK-FAILURES.mp3]

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

Today 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: [audio:1928-President-Calvin-Coolidge.mp3] Coolidge … Continue reading

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