"When the stock market crashed, Franklin Roosevelt got on the television and didn't just talk about the princes of greed. He said, "look, here's what happened."Really, he said that.
The CBS story, along with the video, is here.
The only problem is that Roosevelt wasn't the president then. Herbert Hoover was. And television was a couple of decades away.
Obama is proud of his choice for VP. I'm amused at his choice. Laughingly.