FDR Historical Speech Presidential Address

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.

Historical Speech Presidential Address

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.

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