On today’s date in 1933 President Franklin D. Roosevelt delivered the first of his radio “fireside chats,” telling Americans what was being done to deal with the nation’s economic crisis.
Searching the Internet archive I found an audio file in the Old Time Radio section of that first fireside chat at: http://www.archive.org/details/1stFiresideChat193. Short and to the point with forthright honesty at 2:05-2:13.
We also have a number of movie clips of subsequent Fireside chats at: http://www.archive.org/details/WorldHistoryFranklinD.Roosevelt-SixFiresideChats1933-1938.
“It is your problem, my friend, your problem no less than it is mine. Together we cannot fail.”