American troops head toward Omaha Beach, June 6, 1944. At 9:57 pm on D-Day, June 6, 1944, FDR sat in front of a microphone in the Diplomatic Reception Room at the White House waiting to begin a national radio address. Earlier in the day the President had held a press conference in the Oval Office … Continue reading FDR’s D-Day Prayer
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On April 3, 1929, FDR delivered his first radio address as NY governor to report to the people on the legislature's work. This speech was the fore-runner of his later Fireside Chats, and in it he attacked Republicans for not living up to their campaign platform promises. For some excerpts from that radio address: 4-3-1929 Radio Address
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