This photo was taken moments before President Franklin D. Roosevelt began his historic “Fireside Chat” to the American people on March 12, 1933. President Biden is reviving the practice, used by many modern presidents but ditched by Donald Trump, of directly addressing the public through a weekly address.

This photo was taken moments before U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt began his historic fireside chat to the American people on March 12, 1933. He spoke to the nation on radio from the White House in Washington, D.C. Roosevelt explained in simple language the measures he is taking to solidify the nation’s shaky banking system. The speech had a resounding success: millions of Americans began making bank deposits once again. (AP Photo)