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'Fireside Chat' Anniversary: FDR's Microphone Mastery

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'Fireside Chat' Anniversary: FDR's Microphone Mastery

'Fireside Chat' Anniversary: FDR's Microphone Mastery

'Fireside Chat' Anniversary: FDR's Microphone Mastery

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On the 71st anniversary of Franklin Roosevelt's first radio "fireside chat," Day to Day presents excerpts of that ground-breaking broadcast and talk with celebrated radio writer and director Norman Corwin about FDR's mastery of the microphone.