Audio clip: John Quinn

John Quinn talks about why FDR's radio talks were important:

Vivi Hoang (interviewer): Did you listen to FDR's Fireside Chats?

John Quinn: Yes, we always listened to those.

VH: Can you talk about why that was something that was important to you to listen to?

JQ: Well, because it not only affected my family, but every family in the nation. We were very proud of FDR. He was doing a wonderful job and it was a sad, sad day, the day he died in Georgia. Then Mr. Truman took over and he did a good job. And they ended the war by bombing Japan. This was the only way we could have won the war. If we had landed on Japan, it would have been a catastrophe.

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