In 1934, Father Coughlin announced the formation of the National Union of Social Justice.
At this time some observers claimed that Father Coughlin was the second most important political figure in the United States.
It was estimated that Coughlin's radio broadcasts were getting an audience of 30 million people.
He was also having to employ twenty-six secretaries to deal with the 400,000 letters a week he was receiving from his listeners.
Listen to some of his historical speeches
*There is a brief break in the middle.