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First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt, while visiting a medical research facility devoted to finding a cure for children's lung ailments in 1936, was remembered by one reporter for having blurted out a highly insensitive question:

"What is the use of saving babies, if they can't earn a decent living when they grow up?"

With two years to think about her impulsive inquiry, the reporter responded with outrage in formulating an answer, which is attached herein.

Click here to read about the busy life of President Franklin Roosevelt.


Bad Press Day for Eleanor Roosevelt (Ken Magazine, 1938)

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