In an effort to educate the public on the state of the economy and his plans for improving it, President Obama is considering a series of short televised addresses similar to Franklin Roosevelt's fireside chats. Press secretary Robert Gibbs has told the television networks that the administration may request more time than usual for a president. Gibbs did not provide a schedule but described the addresses as lasting about 10 minutes each. . . .
John Dickerson, "Fireside Chat 2.0: Obama's Plans to Adapt FDR's Model to Address Today's Economy," Slate, 16 March 2009.