FDR Radio Broadcasts
"Good evening, friends". Roosevelt's first fireside chat was March 12, 1933. This was the first of a series of 30 radio broadcasts to the American people reassuring everyone that the nation was going to recover. He shared his hopes and plans for the country. The chats ranged from fifteen to forty-five minutes and eighty percent of the words used were in the one thousand most commonly used words in the English dictionary.