Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Obama Explains: Fireside Chats for the New Depression

John Dickerson in Slate:

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.

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