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When Franklin D. Roosevelt was elected president in 1932, he and first lady Eleanor Roosevelt both used the new medium of radio to reach into American homes like never before. They rallied the nation to combat the Great Depression and fight fascism. The Roosevelts forged an uncommonly personal relationship with the people. This documentary explores how FDR and ER's use of radio revolutionized the way Americans relate to the White House and its occupants.

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FORBES, J RANDY, Republican Party
Virginia

Total number of trips - 5
Total cost of trips - $16,839.92

Average cost per trip - $3,367.98
Total number of days spent traveling - 24 days
Rank of representative - 336 (Out of 638)


Individual trips


Sponsor(s) - American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC)
Dates - August 18, 2001 - August 25, 2001 (8 days)
Location(s) - Israel

Purpose - Fact finding / education
Notes - Spouse Shirley Forbes accompanied. Other costs not specified

Travel Cost - $7,378.00
Lodging Cost - $2,024.00
Meal Cost - $1,392.00
Other Cost - $986.00
Total Cost - $11,780.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Madison Project
Dates - July 21, 2001 - July 21, 2001 (1 days)
Location(s) - FL

Purpose - Speaking engagement
Notes -

Travel Cost - $300.00
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost - $20.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $320.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Faith and Politics Institute
Dates - March 7, 2003 - March 9, 2003 (3 days)
Location(s) - Montgomery, AL - Selma, AL - Birmingham, AL

Purpose - Congressional Civil Rights Pilgrimage
Notes - Other costs are for entry fees

Travel Cost - $480.00
Lodging Cost - $268.00
Meal Cost - $125.00
Other Cost - $40.00
Total Cost - $913.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - American Shipbuilding Association
Dates - November 30, 2003 - December 4, 2003 (5 days)
Location(s) - Fort Myers, FL - Naples, FL

Purpose - American Shipbuilding Association's Congressional/Industry workshop for members of Congress and leaders of the shipbuilding industry to share areas of concern, and to discuss policy and legislation to rebuild sea services and the shipbuilding industry.
Notes - Spouse Shirley H Forbes accompanied. Other costs are for telephone charges.

Travel Cost - $1,211.00
Lodging Cost - $660.00
Meal Cost - $220.00
Other Cost - $11.65
Total Cost - $2,102.65

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - American Shipbuilding Assn
Dates - November 30, 2004 - December 6, 2004 (7 days)
Location(s) - Fort Myers, FL

Purpose - American Shipbuilding Assn's Congressional Workshop to provide a forum for Members of Congress & leaders of the shipbuilding industry to share ideas of concern and to discuss policy and legislation to rebuild our sea services & the shipbuilding industry
Notes - 11/30 Norfolk, VA - Ft Myers, FL / 12/6 Orlando, FL - Washington, DC Personal Expense 12/2 - 12/6

Travel Cost - $913.50
Lodging Cost - $368.42
Meal Cost - $442.35
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,724.27

Additional family members - Yes

American RadioWorks |
(Photos: Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library)

The First Family of Radio

When Franklin D. Roosevelt was elected president in 1932, he and first lady Eleanor Roosevelt both used the new medium of radio to reach into American homes like never before. They rallied the nation to combat the Great Depression and fight fascism. The Roosevelts forged an uncommonly personal relationship with the people. This documentary explores how FDR and ER's use of radio revolutionized the way Americans relate to the White House and its occupants.

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  • 11.10.14

    Radio: FDR’s ‘Natural Gift’

    President Franklin D. Roosevelt was a radio natural. He spoke in a confident, informal way, using simple words and phrases that were easy to grasp.
  • 11.12.14

    The Roosevelts as a political team

    Eleanor and Franklin Roosevelt were not the first White House couple to act as political partners, but they were the first to do so in such a public fashion.
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    Some predicted radio would be a powerful force for democratizing information and spreading knowledge to a vast population previously separated by geography or income. But the new technology also raised anxieties.