00:28:38 - 00:31:33
MS President FRANKLIN D. ROOSEVELT riding in open convertible, slew of Secret Service standing & walking; MSs FDR smiling, posing with son, standing on naval ship. MS/CUs three young white women standing by a radio, listening. MS President FDR speaking: "We in America know that our own democratic institutions can be preserved & made to work. But in order to preserve them we need to need to act together, to meet the problems of the nation boldly." MSs Secretary of Labor FRANCIS PERKINS speaking to cam on how to build up consumption & mass production power. CU FATHER CHARLES COUGHLIN speaking to the camera, criticizing the New Deal program & those who have "suffered" from it. MS/CUs DR. FRANCIS TOWNSEND (Townsend Pension Plan, forerunner to Social Security) talking about establishing a universal sales tax to pay for a retirement fund. MS Louisiana Governor HUEY LONG speaking about the possibility of forming a third political party to challenge the two-party system. MS FDR speaking to cam: "If the people during these last few years had chosen a reactionary administration or a do-nothing Congress, Social Security would still be in the conversational stage. A beautiful dream that might come true in the dim, distant future."