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fireside chat

noun
1.
an informal address by a political leader over radio or television, especially as given by President Franklin D. Roosevelt beginning in 1933.
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noun

an informal radio or television address by a politician

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from radio addresses of U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt

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A series of informal radio addresses given by President Franklin D. Roosevelt in the 1930s. In his fireside chats, Roosevelt sought to explain his policies to the American public and to calm fears about the Great Depression.

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