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Throughout the duration of Franklin D. Roosevelt's presidency (March 4, 1932-April, 12 1945), Americans could expect to hear his strong, characteristic voice come into their homes from the radio through his famous "fireside chats". "Good evening, friends…" often began the series of thirty radio addresses. Starting with On the Bank Crisis, March 12, 1933, FDR would call upon Americans to have faith in the drastic measures of the New Deal and in a banking system which was in need of their investments to regain stability. The initial address was followed in short order by Outlining the New Deal Program (May 7, 1933) and On the Purposes and Foundations of the Recovery Program (Monday, July 24, 1933). Eclipsing even the most poplar of mainstream radio shows, the President's Fireside Chats would draw millions of Americans to their radios and later be a voice of support and unity during WWII with his final such broadcast, Opening fifth Loan War Drive,made on June 12, 1944.

Some may also include his use of such broadcasts to the people of New York during his tenure as Governor, especially in 1929 when a Republican dominated state legislature made a direct appeal to New Yorker's for their support was found to be successful in helping to pass legislature. The most proliferate of FDR's speech writers, Judge Samuel Rosenman having dated them back to this point as well.

Down to earth, assured and assuring, he created a stronger and more individual connection between the average citizen and the highest office in the land. The most enduring representation of the government, such use of the radio by the President in this "informal" manner made this connection very real to the American people. Born of the old Dutch families of the Hudson River Valley, Roosevelt was well accustomed to presiding over the large boisterous gatherings of the large Roosevelt Clan, their friends, colleagues and the general Hyde Park community that surrounded his family's estate at Rosewood. It was thus with a familiar and familiar voice that he spoke to the millions, easing their fears with the reminder that theirs was a government under control. A government prepared to aid in the stabilization of what was a deeply disrupted society left in the wake of initial economic collapse and later in the efforts to win the second World War, that would involve so many of their loved ones overseas. Above all perhaps his greatest achievement was the spread of the very real necessity for, and positive consequences of, his audience's participation as Americans in these efforts. The re-establishment of confidence and both national and individual pride that comes with self reliance, individualism, and the greater cooperation afforded by these in the strengthening of a larger community, and its overall society were fundamental achievements of the FDR's New Deal and in no small measure his fireside chats.

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