Voice-over narration throughout. Universal Pictures newsreel "Rain No Bar to F.D.R. at Inaugural" Close up shot of car driving. Long shot of crowd gathered for Franklin Delano Roosevelt's (F.D.R.) second presidential inauguration speech in the rain in front of the Capitol in Washington, D.C. on January 20, 1937. F.D.R. stands on the platform of the Capitol in front of a lecturn and delivers his inaugural speech to the crowd with other cabinet members and Capitol officials seated behind him.