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FDR's Greatest Moments

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On this day in 1945, President Franklin Delano Roosevelt died while in office after months of declining health. On the same day, Harry Truman was sworn in to the presidency. FDR was a beloved figure in American politics; he was the only president to be elected four times. Here, some of his most famous words.

Grilled Millionaire

On December 5, 1938, FDR addressed students at the University of North Carolina with humor.

Pearl Harbor Address

On December 7, 1941, FDR announced the attacks on Pearl Harbor, calling it a "date which will live in infamy."

Second Bill of Rights

During his State of the Union in 1944, FDR proposed an economic bill of rights.

D-Day Speech

On June 6, 1944, FDR gave a radio address shortly after the Allied invasion on the beaches of Normandy.

The Fala Speech

Perhaps the world's most famous Scottish Terrier, Fala was FDR's beloved pup. On September 23, 1944, FDR gave this famous speech in which he addressed charges that he had accidentally left Fala behind on the Aleutian Islands.

Inauguration

On Saturday, March 4, 1933, FDR was inaugurated into the office of president for the first time. Here's what he said.

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Happy Birthday, Alex Trebek!
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Today, everyone's favorite game show host turns 76 years old. Let's celebrate!

ON SESAME STREET

In 2006, Trebek played “Special of the Day” with Telly.

ON CARD SHARKS

In 1980, the tables were turned, and Trebek found himself the contestant on this episode of Card Sharks. The “tell me about yourself” portion of the program doesn’t go so smoothly, but he’s pretty good at the game itself.

THROWING PEOPLE IN THE POOL

In this sketch for the 40th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards, Trebek throws a waiter in a pool. The takeaway is clear: Don’t phrase things in the form of a question when you’re talking to the Jeopardy! host.

TREBEK ON NASA

And how the agency’s work with other companies helps all of us, not just astronauts.

HOSTING WHEEL OF FORTUNE

Happy April Fool's Day 1997! (Pat Sajak hosted Jeopardy that night.)

ALEX, AUTOTUNED

MC TREBEK IN THE HIZZOUSE

That was the actual name of the category.

AND JUST WHEN YOU THOUGHT IT COULDN'T GET ANY WEIRDER...

Behold “Sexiest Potpourri Ever.”

LAST BUT NOT LEAST...

You didn’t think we’d leave without posting one of these, did you?

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Covers of "Me and Bobby McGee"
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On this day in 1970, Janis Joplin died of a heroin overdose at the age of 27. The singer-songwriter was known as "The Queen of Psychedelic Soul." Here, we remember Joplin with covers of her only number-one hit, "Me and Bobby McGee." Joplin's version of the song, originally written by Kris Kristofferson and Fred Foster, topped the charts after her death, making the song the second posthumous number-one single in U.S. chart history.

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Willie Nelson

Dolly Parton

James Last

Jerry Lee Lewis

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