Picture of the Day: March 12

6/12/2006 • Franklin Roosevelt, Picture of the Day

FDR’s Fireside Chats
President Roosevelt makes his first Sunday evening fireside chats on March 12, 1933. Roosevelt gave 31 chats from March 1933 and June 1944 to explain his policies to the public via radio broadcasts. This photo was taken during his April 28, 1935 broadcast in Washington, D.C.

Photo: Franklin D. Roosevelt Library, National Archives