U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt dedicates the chapel at Georgia Warm Springs Foundation in Warm Springs, Georgia. Cars parked on the road side. President Roosevelt arrives at the new chapel and drives up footpath to the door. Closeup of license plate on the President's 1938 Ford convertible (with hand controls) reads 'Georgia FDR 1938'. Following the dedication service, the President is seen standing supported by door of his car, as he shakes hands with Rt. Rev. Henry J. Mikell, D.D., Bishop of Atlanta. Standing nearby are Rev. J.D.C. Wilson, Rector of St. Mark's Episcopal Church in LaGrange, Georgia, and FDR's neighbor and friend, and former owner of Warm Springs, Georgia Mustian Wilkins, who donated the funds for the chapel. Scene shifts to large group of polio victims, in wheel chairs. Closeup of President Roosevelt. Group of polio victims , in their wheel chairs, posing outside a Foundation building, with McCarthy Cottage and the E.T. Curtis Cottage in background.
President Franklin D Roosevelt during a vacation at the Little White House in Warm Springs, Georgia. President Roosevelt sits in his personal hand-controlled 1932 Plymouth PA Phaeton open car, outside the little White House in Warm Springs, Georgia. He sits in the car as photographers take pictures. U.S. Marine guard stands at attention , in background. A man sitting in back seat of the open car moves to the front and sits next to President Roosevelt, who then drives the car, with the man, smiling beside him. Front view of the car shows a triple A insignia and license plate displaying the single letter "R." A Secret Service agent jumps on the running board as the car comes past him. Other Secret Service Agents follow in another car. The two cars are seen under the entrance sign to "Georgia Warm Springs Foundation." The President is driving with three passengers in his car, followed by the Secret Service car. They proceed out on the public highway, past a gasoline station with "Standard Oil Products" sign in front. A U.S. Marine guard in uniform, stands beside large sign reading: "This is The Little White House." it asks the public not to intrude.
Radio broadcast from Washington DC. Musical prelude before reporting of news. This is followed by reporting by correspondent Morgan Beatty on the death of President Franklin D Roosevelt and national events following it. Vice President Truman retains Roosevelt's Cabinet before taking oath of President's office. He indicates that news of the President's death was released immediately from Warm Springs. Cabinet meeting in White House. The White House Press Secretary Stephan Early makes an official announcement of President Roosevelt's death in Warm Springs, Georgia. Reports from White House radio room. Correspondent Ralph Howard Peterson summarizes events immediately before and after the death of the President. In Luxembourg: Correspondent Lowell Thomas reports President Roosevelt's death and on the war in Europe.
Shows the Capitol building in Washington, D.C., as Franklin D. Roosevelt's voice is heard in the background. American flag flying at half mast. American flags on other buildings. Women on wheelchairs outside building. People line rail road tracks as the funeral train leaves. British and Soviet flags at half mast.
Franklin D Roosevelt's Presidential election campaign in Atlanta, Georgia. In the opening scene, New York Governor Roosevelt begins addressing a huge gathering of some 7000 people in the old Atlanta Armory auditorium, on the evening of October 24, 1932. The stage is filled with flowers donated by Atlanta florists, for the occasion, including a tall arch of flowers surrounding the speaker rostrum. Roosevelt begins his comments expressing appreciation for the warm welcome given by people of Georgia. The scene then changes, completely, and He, along with his family, are seen relaxing in his winter home in Warm Springs, Georgia. He sits with a group of musicians and listens as they play country music.
U.S. President Franklin Roosevelt and Secretary of State Cordell Hull confer in the Summer White House in Warm Springs, Georgia. U.S. President Franklin Roosevelt and Secretary of State Cordell Hull seated on chairs outside the Summer White House in Warm Springs. The officials confer. The officials shake hands and smile. The President signs on the report of the results of London Economic Conference. The Secretary of State seated beside him.