Sunday, July 11, 2010

Franklin D. Roosevelt's Fireside Chats (1933-1938)

These clips deal with the New Deal. They include six of Franklin D. Roosevelt's Fireside Chats on the economic policy for fighting the Great Depression. All clips are somewhat edited partial Universal Newsreels. In these recordings Roosevelt reads shortened versions of the speeches. The full texts can be found here:

And, the achievements of the Roosevelt administration are discussed in this film:

And, a discussion of the Roosevelts compared to recent politicians is found here:


Fireside Chat 2. Outlining the New Deal Program. Sunday, May 7, 1933

Fireside Chat 4. On the Currency Situation. Sunday, October 22, 1933

Fireside Chat 5. Review of the Achievements of the Seventy-third Congress. Thursday, June 28, 1934

Fireside Chat 6. On Moving Forward to Greater Freedom and Security. Sunday, September 30, 1934

Fireside Chat 7. On the Works Relief Program. Sunday, April 28, 1935

Fireside Chat 12. On Economic Conditions. Thursday, April 14, 1938

Best regards
Eva Vikström, Stockholm in August, 2007

Producer: Universal Studios

No comments: