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fireside chat

an informal address by a political leader over radio or television, especially as given by President Franklin D. Roosevelt beginning in 1933. Unabridged
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  • Of this class fireside chat was one of the best-known representatives.

    The Man Upstairs P. G. Wodehouse
  • I havent time for a speech now, but tune in to Channel Thirteen tomorrow evening for my fireside chat.

    Satan and the Comrades Ralph Bennitt
Contemporary definitions for fireside chat

an informal radio or television address by a politician

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from radio addresses of U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt's 21st Century Lexicon
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