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First Fireside Chat Could Answer Today's Economic Woes

Tonight marks the 76th anniversary of President Franklin D. Roosevelt's very first Fireside Chat. The country was deep in the Great Depression, and FDR took to the airwaves to explain his plans for recovery. Eight Forty-Eight Contributor John McDonough has this remembrance of the premiere Fireside Chat.

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