Securities and Exchange Commission Speeches & Audio

Coughlin Denounces New Deal

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Coughlin Denounces New Deal

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From the pulpit of his weekly religious radio program, "Golden Hour of the Shrine of the Little Flower," Father Charles Edward Coughlin rails against the WPA and the "dole" system. Coughlin's broadcasts were hugely popular during the Great Depression, reaching 16 million listeners, but his increasingly vitriolic and anti-Semitic statements led to the eventual demise of his radio show.