+ Father Charles Edward Coughlin (October 25, 1891 – October 27, 1979) was a controversial Roman Catholic priest at Royal Oak, Michigan's National Shrine of the Little Flower Church. He was one of the first political leaders to use radio to reach a mass audience, as more than thirty million tuned to his weekly broadcasts during the 1930s. Early in his career Coughlin was a vocal supporter of Franklin D. Roosevelt and his early New Deal proposals, before later becoming a harsh critic of Roosevelt as too friendly to bankers. In 1934 he announced a new political organization called the "Nation's Union of Social Justice." He wrote a platform calling for monetary reforms, the nationalization of major industries and railroads, and protection of the rights of labor. The membership ran into the millions, resembling the Populist movement of the 1890s. After hinting at attacks on Jewish bankers, Coughlin began to use his radio program to issue antisemitic commentary, and later to rationalize some of the policies of Adolf Hitler and Benito Mussolini. The broadcasts have been called "a variation of the Fascist agenda applied to American culture". His chief topics were political and economic rather than religious, with his slogan being Social Justice, first with, and later against, the New Deal. Many American bishops as well as the Vatican wanted him silenced, but it was the Roosevelt administration that finally forced the cancellation of his radio program and forbade the dissemination through the post of his newspaper, Social Justice.-WikiPedia
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|02.04.1940||father coughlin (x) announcements no father coughlin||
+ Father Coughlin network, WHBI, Newark, New Jersey aircheck. An unusual program from The Shrine Of ...
+ Father Coughlin network, WHBI, Newark, New Jersey aircheck. "The Cross and It's Victim's Suffering...
+Father Coughlin network, WHBI, Newark, New Jersey aircheck. "The Story Of The Ressurection". The br...
|04.07.1940||father coughlin (x) bonds and the federal reserve bank||
+ Father Coughlin network, WHBI, Newark, New Jersey aircheck. "Federal Debt and Obligation Bonds". T...
|04.14.1940||father coughlin (x) more bonds||
+Father Coughlin network, WHBI, Newark, New Jersey aircheck. "The Abuse Of Bonds". The broadcast ori...