Franklin Delano Roosevelt delivered what came to be known as the "Fireside Chats," a series of thirty evening radio speeches between 1933 and 1944. Roosevelt urged listeners to have faith in the banks and to support his New Deal measures. The fireside chats were considered enormously successful and attracted more listeners than the most popular radio shows during the "Golden Age of Radio." Captured here is a sculpture by George Segal of a man listening to the radio in the second "room" of the FDR memorial.
Photo taken May 5, 2010.
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