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Hoover Accepts Republican Nomination

1932-08-11

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

1934-11-16

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

1935-05-02

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

1936-12-11

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

March of Time -- 18 January 1937

1937-01-18

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

Hindenburg Disaster

1937-05-06

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

Marconi Memorial

1937-07-20

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

1938-03-13

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

Chamberlain Returns From Munich

1938-09-30

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

1939-04-30

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