The day before the reorganized banks were to reopen, FDR spoke to the American people in the first of his “fireside chats”.
His Oval Office radio addresses were famously labeled “fireside chats” and he called listening citizens “my friends.”
In his fireside chats, FDR spoke to some 60 million or more Americans as if he were confiding frankly to a single friend.
an informal radio or television address by a politician
from radio addresses of U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt