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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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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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MICHAUD, MICHAEL H, Democratic Party
Maine

Total number of trips - 5
Total cost of trips - $5,655.14

Average cost per trip - $1,131.03
Total number of days spent traveling - 13 days
Rank of representative - 489 (Out of 638)


Individual trips


Sponsor(s) - Jackson Laboratory
Dates - May 21, 2004 - May 23, 2004 (3 days)
Location(s) - Portland, ME

Purpose - To tour the lab facilities to better understand its impact on Maine's second congressional district
Notes -

Travel Cost - $572.20
Lodging Cost - $50.00
Meal Cost - $32.17
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $654.37

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - River Valley Growth Council
Dates - March 21, 2004 - March 22, 2004 (2 days)
Location(s) - Golden, CO

Purpose - delegation from the state of Maine toured the national renewable energy laboratory and discussed nrel's state and local initiatives, partnerships, and collaborations. River Valley Growth Council made a presentation on Bioenergy Initiative in Maine.
Notes -

Travel Cost - $752.35
Lodging Cost - $67.76
Meal Cost - $30.13
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $850.24

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Microsoft Corporation
Dates - July 26, 2003 - July 29, 2003 (4 days)
Location(s) - Seattle, WA

Purpose - Congressional briefing/Microsoft Campus Visit for Members of the Blue Dog Coalition
Notes - Transportation Expenses included transportation to and from airport

Travel Cost - $1,350.67
Lodging Cost - $523.54
Meal Cost - $530.98
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $2,405.19

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Americans United to Protect Social Security
Dates - June 17, 2005 - June 18, 2005 (2 days)
Location(s) - Dayton, OH

Purpose - Speaker at town hall meeting on the importance of Social Security to rural states
Notes - Washington, DC - Dayton, OH - Portland, ME Paid for own meals

Travel Cost - $760.60
Lodging Cost - $112.37
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $872.97

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Americans United to Protect Social Security
Dates - June 17, 2005 - June 18, 2005 (2 days)
Location(s) - Dayton, OH

Purpose - Speaker at town hall meeting on the importance of Social Security to rural states
Notes - Washington, DC - Dayton, OH - Portland, ME Paid for own meals

Travel Cost - $760.00
Lodging Cost - $112.37
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $872.37

Additional family members - No

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.