Radio broadcast following death of President Franklin Delano Roosevelt; reaction and reporting from Washington and Luxembourg
Washington DC USA Date:1945, April 12 Duration:12 min 43 sec Sound:Yes
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.
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