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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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  • 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
  • Of this class fireside chat was one of the best-known representatives.

    The Man Upstairs P. G. Wodehouse
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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