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FDR Fireside Chats and Speeches

With his Fireside Chats, President Franklin Delano Roosevelt used the power of radio to speak directly and intimately to the American people through some of the darkest periods of the Nation's history.

26 old time radio show recordings
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8 Audio CDs


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FDR Fireside chat

FDR
Historic anthology (1936-1945)

Franklin Delano Roosevelt utilized the radio to help lead America through the most difficult period in United States history. He reminded the country of our hopes and values and the promise in democracy. The President greeted Americans via radio as both friend and leader with sincerity, dignity, and at times a dose of humor. One of the greatest uses of mass media in history, the FDR Fireside mobilized the home front from the Great Depression through World War II.

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To reach the greatest amount of people, the Fireside Chats were broadcast on all national networks around 10:00 p.m. Eastern time. And people listened in mass. He asked that people from all walks of life write to him directly and tell him their troubles and millions of letters flooded the White House. The chats thus took the format of a conversation between a people and their president in the midst of a crossroads in the history of the United States.

(Please note that many of the rare recordings in this collection may be of inferior sound quality.)

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These classic recordings are available in the following formats:
  • MP3 CDs are delivered by mail. These archival quality MP3 CDs are playable in your computer and many MP3 player devices.



    26 recordings on 1 MP3 CD for just $5.00
    total playtime 7 hours, 29 min
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      26 shows - total playtime 7 hours 29 minutes
      1. 361028 FDR FIFTIETH ANN.mp3
      2. 370304 FDR SECOND INAUG.mp3
      3. 390800 FDR SPEECH THER.mp3
      4. 390901 FDR SPEAKS ON US.mp3
      5. 390903 FDR SPEAKS ABOUT.mp3
      6. 390921 FDR ADDRESSES EX.mp3
      7. 410315 FDR ON THE LEND.mp3
      8. 410527 FDR FIRESIDE CHA.mp3
      9. 411208 FDR S SPEECH TO.mp3
      10. 411209 FDR FIRESIDE CHA.mp3
      11. 411224 FDR CHRISTMAS BR.mp3
      12. 420106 NBC FDR STATE OF.mp3
      13. 421107 FDR APPEALS TO F.mp3
      14. 430502 NBCB FDR FIRESID.mp3
      15. 430728 FDR FIRESIDE CHA.mp3
      16. 431224 FDR FIRESIDE CHA (poor snd).MP3
      17. 440000 FDR CAMPAIGNS FO.MP3
      18. 440605 FDR FIRESIDE CHA.mp3
      19. 440606 2200 CBS FDR D D.mp3
      20. 440606 2200 NBC FDR D D.mp3
      21. 440923 FDR TEAMSTERS UN.MP3
      22. 441110 NBC FDR RETURNS.MP3
      23. 450106 FDR FIRESIDE CHA.MP3
      24. 450212 FDR RETURNS FROM.MP3
      25. 450301 Fdr Address To Congress.mp3
      26. 450301 FDR LAST ADDRESS.MP3
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    26 recordings on 1 MP3 Collection Download for just $5.00
    total playtime 7 hours, 29 min
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      26 shows - total playtime 7 hours 29 minutes
      1. 361028 FDR FIFTIETH ANN.mp3
      2. 370304 FDR SECOND INAUG.mp3
      3. 390800 FDR SPEECH THER.mp3
      4. 390901 FDR SPEAKS ON US.mp3
      5. 390903 FDR SPEAKS ABOUT.mp3
      6. 390921 FDR ADDRESSES EX.mp3
      7. 410315 FDR ON THE LEND.mp3
      8. 410527 FDR FIRESIDE CHA.mp3
      9. 411208 FDR S SPEECH TO.mp3
      10. 411209 FDR FIRESIDE CHA.mp3
      11. 411224 FDR CHRISTMAS BR.mp3
      12. 420106 NBC FDR STATE OF.mp3
      13. 421107 FDR APPEALS TO F.mp3
      14. 430502 NBCB FDR FIRESID.mp3
      15. 430728 FDR FIRESIDE CHA.mp3
      16. 431224 FDR FIRESIDE CHA (poor snd).MP3
      17. 440000 FDR CAMPAIGNS FO.MP3
      18. 440605 FDR FIRESIDE CHA.mp3
      19. 440606 2200 CBS FDR D D.mp3
      20. 440606 2200 NBC FDR D D.mp3
      21. 440923 FDR TEAMSTERS UN.MP3
      22. 441110 NBC FDR RETURNS.MP3
      23. 450106 FDR FIRESIDE CHA.MP3
      24. 450212 FDR RETURNS FROM.MP3
      25. 450301 Fdr Address To Congress.mp3
      26. 450301 FDR LAST ADDRESS.MP3
  • Standard Audio CDs are delivered by mail on archival quality media with up to 60 minutes on each CD and play in all CD players



    26 recordings on 8 Audio CDs
    total playtime 7 hours, 29 min

    Disc A001

    1. 361028 FDR FIFTIETH ANN
    2. 370304 FDR SECOND INAUG
    3. 390800 FDR SPEECH THER
    4. 390901 FDR SPEAKS ON US
    5. 390903 FDR SPEAKS ABOUT
    6. 390921 FDR ADDRESSES EX
    7. 410315 FDR ON THE LEND

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    Disc A002

    1. 410527 FDR FIRESIDE CHA
    2. 411208 FDR S SPEECH TO
    3. 411209 FDR FIRESIDE CHA

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    Disc A003

    1. 411224 FDR CHRISTMAS BR
    2. 420106 NBC FDR STATE OF
    3. 421107 FDR APPEALS TO F

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    Disc A004

    1. 430502 NBCB FDR FIRESID
    2. 430728 FDR FIRESIDE CHA
    3. 431224 FDR FIRESIDE CHA (poor snd)
    4. 440000 FDR CAMPAIGNS FO

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    Disc A005

    1. 440605 FDR FIRESIDE CHA
    2. 440606 2200 CBS FDR D D
    3. 440606 2200 NBC FDR D D
    4. 440923 FDR TEAMSTERS UN

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    Disc A006

    1. 441110 NBC FDR RETURNS
    2. 450106 FDR FIRESIDE CHA
    3. 450212 FDR RETURNS FROM

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    Disc A007

    1. 450301 Fdr Address To Congress

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    Disc A008

    1. 450301 FDR LAST ADDRESS

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