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Politics & Government

Seventy-three years ago, FDR’s death was “the stroke heard around the world”

President Roosevelt delivering Fireside Chat #6. September 30, 1934
FDR Presidential Library & Museum
73 years later, how do we reflect on President Franklin D. Roosevelt's passing?

Seventy-three years ago today, America was plunged into mourning.

President Franklin Delano Roosevelt, the longest-serving president in U.S. history, died this day in 1945.
Dr. Howard Markel, a University of Michigan medical historian and PBS contributorjoined Stateside to discuss what history tells us about FDR's passing, and to talk about FDR's "special friend." He also talks about Michigan's own historic medical moment that came ten years later, and why the March of Dimes foundation might be one of the greatest presidential tributes.

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