|| Part of the immediate appeal of FDR was his personal
style that contradicted Herbert Hoover. Roosevelt used a new medium, radio, to speak
directly to the people. He called them Fireside Chats, rather than speeches, to
emphasize the easy-going warmth he hoped people would hear.
In 1937, FDRs
biggest enemy was the Supreme Court, who had struck down a number of his New Deal
programs. In this radio address, FDR announces his plans to reorganize the
judiciary, a plan call "court packing" by his critics.