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The Sporkful

The Hot Dog King of Chicago Hangs Up His Hat

Tuesday, July 01, 2014

Dan Pashman travels to Hot Doug's on the eve of its closure to find out what makes this Chicago hot dog joint special. Also: why hot dogs are sandwiches and how they defeated the Nazis.

The Leonard Lopate Show

FDR, LaGuardia, and the Making of Modern New York

Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Mason Williams tells how the New Deal—and two political titans—shaped New York. City of Ambition: FDR, LaGuardia and the Making of Modern New York gives an account of how Roosevelt and La Guardia, patrician president and immigrant mayor, fashioned a route to recovery from the Great Depression for the nation and the master plan for a great city.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Four Freedoms Park: New York's Newest Monument

Thursday, May 16, 2013

William vanden Heuvel, Chairman of Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt Institute and head of the board of directors for the Four Freedoms Park, discusses the new monument to FDR on Roosevelt Island's southern tip.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Roosevelt, Lindbergh and America's Fight Over World War II

Wednesday, April 03, 2013

Lynne Olson discusses the debate over American intervention in World War II—a bitter, sometimes violent clash of personalities and ideas that divided the nation. Her book Those Angry Days focuses on the years 1939 to 1941 and on he two most famous men in America: President Franklin D. Roosevelt and Charles Lindbergh.

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Studio 360

FDR’s Secret Love Life

Friday, December 07, 2012

In the summer of 1939, Europe was months away from war and England was desperate for American support. Franklin Roosevelt invited the King and Queen to spend the weekend at his country house in upstate New York. The new movie Hyde Park on Hudson tells the story ...

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The Takeaway

Scandals, State Dinners and the Real Story Behind 'Hyde Park on Hudson'

Thursday, December 06, 2012

In 1939, just weeks before England was pulled into World War II, a historic meeting took place between King George VI of England and the president of the United States, Franklin Delano Roosevelt. It was the first time that a sitting British royal had ever visited the U.S. and the king, fearing the impending threat of Germany, was eager to gain the president’s support. The story of this meeting is depicted in the new movie “Hyde Park on Hudson.”

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It's A Free Blog

Opinion: If Liberals Can't Beat Corporations, Why Not Join Them?

Tuesday, July 03, 2012

Look at historical heroes of liberal achievements - FDR and LBJ. They learned when to play nice with the titans of capital in order to get things done.

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The Takeaway

Looking Back at FDR's Legacy Amidst Health Care Battle in the Supreme Court

Thursday, March 29, 2012

Anna Sale, reporter for our co-producer WNYC’s politics website, It’s a Free Country, joins us to look back: back upon days when the President of the United States found himself up against the Supreme Court in the wake of sweeping social reforms; back upon days when the country's commander-in-chief was locked in a fight with the highest court in the land, during an election year no less, with political challengers waiting to capitalize on presidential defeat. We look back upon the days of President Franklin Roosevelt and draw parallels between President Obama and President Roosevelt's dealings with the highest court in the land.

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Transportation Nation

Secrets of Grand Central Terminal

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Grand Central Terminal (NY MTA photo)

(New York, NY - WNYC) Grand Central Terminal fills up during holiday season -- but what do you really know this iconic public space?  WNYC's Stephen Nessen took a behind-the-scenes tour. Now you can find out details about the iconic opal clock in the center of the terminal, take a look FDR secret train car and peek inside the control room of the train station where a train arrives every minute.

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WNYC News

Cornerstone Laid at Roosevelt Memorial on Roosevelt Island

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

After years of false starts, the construction of an FDR memorial at the tip of Roosevelt Island is picking up steam. Dignitaries gathered Monday to lay a symbolic cornerstone at the southern tip of the island and commemorate FDR's 1941 speech on the "Four Freedoms."

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WNYC News

Today in History: FDR Delivers His Four Freedoms Speech

Wednesday, January 06, 2010

by Norman Rockwell and published in the Saturday Evening Post

by Norman Rockwell and published in the Saturday Evening Post

On this day in 1941, President Franklin D. Roosevelt delivered an address known as the Four Freedoms Speech to Congress. The ...

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WNYC News

Today in History: Attack on Pearl Harbor

Monday, December 07, 2009

Photograph taken from a Japanese plane during the torpedo attack on ships moored on both sides of Ford Island.

Photograph taken from a Japanese plane during the torpedo attack on ships moored on both sides of Ford Island.

When news of Pearl Harbor broke, ...

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WNYC News

Today in History: FDR's Inaugural

Wednesday, March 04, 2009

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March 4, 1933

This great nation will endure as it has endured, will revive and will prosper.

So first of all let me assert my firm belief that the only thing we have to fear is fear itself nameless, unreasoning, unjustified terror which paralyzes needed efforts to convert retreat into advance.

In every dark hour of our national life a leadership of frankness and vigor has met with that understanding and support of the people themselves which is essential to victory. I am convinced that you will again give that support to leadership in these critical days.

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