On #ThisDayinHistory in 1933, President Franklin D. Roosevelt gave his first national radio address or “fireside chat,” broadcast directly from the White House #AceHistoryDesk reports

#AceHistoryNews – Mar.12: He began that first address simply: “I want to talk for a few minutes with the people of the United States about banking.” He went on to explain his recent decision to close the nation’s banks in order to stop a surge in mass withdrawals by panicked investors worried about possible bank failures #AceHistoryNews reports

https://t.me/HistoricalPics/8163 At the time, the U.S. was at the lowest point of the Great Depression, with between 25 and 33 percent of the work force unemployed: The nation was worried, and Roosevelt’s address was designed to ease fears and to inspire confidence in his leadership………. Roosevelt went on to deliver 30 more of these broadcasts between March 1933 and June 1944………..They reached an astonishing number of American households, 90% of which owned a radio at the time. #USHistory #FDR #OTD

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