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Hoover Accepts Republican Nomination


The hour long speech delivered by President Herbert Hoover after receiving the nomination of the Republican Party for a second term. He details the steps he had taken to relieve the consequences of the Great Depression.

Churchill and the Nazi Threat


In this speech, British Prime Minister Winston Churchill describes Nazi motivation and the threat the Hitler regime poses to the UK and the world.

Huey P. Long Speech of 2 May 1935


This broadcast speech by Senator Huey P. Long of Louisiana details his plans for redistribution of wealth as a means of battling the Great Depression. His opposition to the policies of President Roosevelt is quite evident.

Edward VIII Abdication Speech


This is the address given by Edward VIII after his abdication.

March of Time -- 18 January 1937


An installment of the popular radio newsreel, The March of Time, which reported on recent news events.

Hindenburg Disaster


Coverage of the crash of the Hindenburg dirigible at Lakehurst, New Jersey.

Marconi Memorial


A special program broadcast after the death of Guglielmo Marconi, who is considered by many to be the inventor of radio.

Europe After Invasion of Austria


This is a CBS news program covering events in Europe in response to the German invasion of Austria.

Chamberlain Returns From Munich


This is a portion of the speech Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain gave upon his arrival from the Munich Conference.

Roosevelt Opens the New York World's Fair


This is an audio recording of President Roosevelt's speech at the opening of the New York World's Fair on 30 April 1939.