National Affairs: Broad & Sound

One fine frosty morning last week President Roosevelt drove up to the Capitol, entered the House of Representatives' wing, mounted the Speaker's platform.

As he spread out his arms and grasped the edge of the lectern to deliver to Congress the message on the State of the Union which the Constitution requires of him, he looked down at the floor and saw his Cabinet, and some 500 Senators and Representatives. He looked up at the gallery and saw his mother, his wife, his daughter, his daughters-in-law, his granddaughter.

To Franklin Roosevelt it must have...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now

Subscribe
Subscribe

Get TIME the way you want it

  • One Week Digital Pass — $4.99
  • Monthly Pay-As-You-Go DIGITAL ACCESS$2.99
  • One Year ALL ACCESSJust $30!   Best Deal!
    Print Magazine + Digital Edition + Subscriber-only Content on TIME.com

Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!