The term “Fireside Chat” became popular in the 1930s when FDR thought that the citizens of America could use some favorable news (thereby the reason for the cute word chat, although all of the programs were on radio and there was no way the public could speak conversationally with the president) because of the double crises of the Great Depression and World War II.
President Trump has restarted this “chat” thing with Fox And Friends because of the four simultaneous crises of:
1) A lying press, which has forced him to bypass the print and cable news liars,
2) The financial crash following the CDC’s insisted shutdown of America,
3) Riots in major cities, all of which are run by Democrats,
4) And the Wuhan flu which has convinced mostly Democrat politicians to insist that we all need to wear masks even though it is the weakest and least dangerous flu we’ve ever seen.
But President Trump’s main use of his Fireside Chats is an attempt to bypass the lying press and get the truth of his administration’s, and his personal thinking, on issues out to the American citizens, which the leftist press will not do. On the Fox program he can get honesty and truth out to the public, who get only leftist lies from CNN and it’s pals on the left.
There have been many changes and technological innovations since 1933, but there is still a threat from the political left, and President Trump is correct to use a friendly platform like the Fox morning crew, to get his word out.