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Universal News, Volume 5, 1933
FDR Inauguration



Universal News, Volume 5, 1933
FDR Inauguration

The first sound pictures ever shown of a Presidential Inauguration. Ceremonies of the inauguration of Franklin D. Roosevelt as the 32nd President of the United States.

Extra Special Universal newsreel. Scenes of the record breaking method by which these news reels were rushed from Washington DC to New York via the country’s fastest air transport plane in 1933. Shows films handed to pilot of a waiting plane, plane takes-off for New York City. Aerial view of Washington DC 1933. Aerial view of New York City 1933. Shows plane landing in New York City where film is passed to automobile that rushes film to news studio. Footage of a vintage Packard automobile (car) with a man standing on each side of vehicle.

CU views of President-elect Roosevelt at the White House to take President Hoover to the Capitol for the Inaugural Ceremony. President-elect Roosevelt and President Hoover take the time-honored historic ride down Pennsylvania Avenue with a Congressional escort in an open automobile as cheering thousands line the street. Scene in front of the U.S. Capitol as thousands hear Mr. Roosevelt recite the Oath of Office. CU view of Chief Justice Charles Hughes as he administers the Oath of Office to FDR.

Excerpts of President Roosevelt’s 1933 Inaugural Address:

“I am certain that my fellow Americans expect that on my induction into the Presidency I will address them with a candor and a decision which the present situation of our people impel.”
“I am prepared under my constitutional duty to recommend the measures that a stricken nation in the midst of a stricken world may require. These measures, or such other measures as the Congress may build out of its experience and wisdom, I shall seek, within my constitutional authority, to bring to speedy adoption. But in the event that the Congress shall fail to take one of these two courses, and in the event that the national emergency is still critical, I shall not evade the clear course of duty that will then confront me. I shall ask the Congress for the one remaining instrument to meet the crisis—broad Executive power to wage a war against the emergency, as great as the power that would be given to me if we were in fact invaded by a foreign foe.”
“This Nation asks for action and action now.”
“In this dedication of a Nation we humbly ask the blessing of God. May he protect each and everyone of us. May he guide me in the days to come.”

Brief aerial view of the United States Capitol building in 1933. Scenes of the 1933 Pres. Roosevelt ‘s Inaugural Parade down Pennsylvania Avenue. CU image of President Franklin D. Roosevelt. American flag waving in the breeze.

Runtime: 00:07:53
Sound: yes
File: high definition 1920×1080/24p ProRes422.
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