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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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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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NETHERCUTT, GEORGE R, Republican Party
Washington

Total number of trips - 6
Total cost of trips - $20,677.91

Average cost per trip - $3,446.32
Total number of days spent traveling - 27 days
Rank of representative - 296 (Out of 638)


Individual trips


Sponsor(s) - Joslin Diabetes Center
Dates - March 16, 2001 - March 16, 2001 (1 days)
Location(s) - Boston, MA

Purpose - attend USPS Diabetes Awareness Stamp Ceremony
Notes -

Travel Cost - $840.11
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $840.11

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Aspen Institute
Dates - January 12, 2001 - January 17, 2001 (6 days)
Location(s) - Grand Cayman Island, British West Indies

Purpose - Participate in a conference on U.S. policy toward Cuba
Notes - Accompanied by spouse Mary Beth Nethercutt - other costs are ground transportation

Travel Cost - $1,934.00
Lodging Cost - $2,355.00
Meal Cost - $1,320.00
Other Cost - $50.00
Total Cost - $5,659.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - USA Rice
Dates - April 11, 2001 - April 13, 2001 (3 days)
Location(s) - Madrid, Spain - Havana, Cuba

Purpose - Fact finding
Notes - Other costs: ground transportation

Travel Cost - $1,574.00
Lodging Cost - $232.00
Meal Cost - $99.00
Other Cost - $20.00
Total Cost - $1,925.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Transatlantic Policy Network
Dates - April 6, 2001 - April 11, 2001 (6 days)
Location(s) - Malaga, Spain

Purpose - Interparliamentary exchange
Notes - Accompanied by spouse Mary Beth Nethercutt - 4/12-4/13 at own expense (spouse only)

Travel Cost - $5,368.00
Lodging Cost - $1,144.00
Meal Cost - $584.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $7,096.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - National Association of Wheat Growers
Dates - February 1, 2001 - February 3, 2001 (3 days)
Location(s) - New Orleans, LA - Williamsburg, VA

Purpose - accept Golden Plow Award and then get to Rep. Conference
Notes -

Travel Cost - $1,207.00
Lodging Cost - $180.80
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,387.80

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Chinese National Association of Industry and Commerce
Dates - April 10, 2001 - April 17, 2001 (8 days)
Location(s) - Taiwan

Purpose - Attend seminar
Notes - Other costs not specified

Travel Cost - $2,400.00
Lodging Cost - $810.00
Meal Cost - $360.00
Other Cost - $200.00
Total Cost - $3,770.00

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.