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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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WARNER, JOHN WILLIAM, Republican Party
Virginia

Total number of trips - 11
Total cost of trips - $8,295.70

Average cost per trip - $754.15
Total number of days spent traveling - 17 days
Rank of representative - 453 (Out of 638)


Individual trips


Sponsor(s) - College of William and Mary
Dates - May 14, 2000 - May 15, 2000 (2 days)
Location(s) - Williamsburg, VA

Purpose - speak at commencement
Notes -

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost - $600.00
Meal Cost - $100.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $700.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
Dates - May 12, 2000 - May 13, 2000 (2 days)
Location(s) - Blacksburg, VA

Purpose - speak at commencement
Notes -

Travel Cost - $651.00
Lodging Cost - $156.00
Meal Cost - $50.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $857.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Mosbacher Energy Companies, TMPower Ventures
Dates - August 14, 2000 - August 14, 2000 (1 days)
Location(s) - New Church, VA

Purpose - keynote speaker and dedicate Commonwealth Chesapeake Power Station
Notes -

Travel Cost - $700.00
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $700.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Business Government Relations Council
Dates - October 19, 2001 - October 21, 2001 (3 days)
Location(s) - White Sulphur Springs, WV

Purpose - To participate and be keynote speaker for the Annual business Government Relations Council meeting
Notes -

Travel Cost - $700.00
Lodging Cost - $1,000.00
Meal Cost - $200.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,900.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Colonial Williamsburg Foundation
Dates - November 11, 2001 - November 12, 2001 (2 days)
Location(s) - Williamsburg, VA

Purpose - Veterans Day speech
Notes -

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost - $574.88
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $574.88

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Norfolk Sports Club
Dates - April 6, 2002 - April 6, 2002 (1 days)
Location(s) - Norfolk, VA

Purpose - keynote address for sports club annual jamboree -- Va. Outstanding collegiate coach
Notes - one-way travel provided because no commercial flight available. Norfolk, VA -- Washington, DC

Travel Cost - $1,200.00
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,200.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Town of Smithfield, Virginia
Dates - September 28, 2002 - September 28, 2002 (1 days)
Location(s) - Smithfield, VA

Purpose - Airplane provided by the Town of Smithfield to participate in their 250th Birthday (official at parade and remarks)
Notes - Smithfield, VA - Winchester, VA

Travel Cost - $1,200.00
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,200.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Virginia Independent College Foundation
Dates - July 12, 2002 - July 12, 2002 (1 days)
Location(s) - Hot Springs, VA

Purpose - to deliver keynote speech to the Va. Independent College Foundation "Evening of Excellence" and receive award
Notes -

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost - $350.00
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $350.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Plaza Hotel
Dates - March 28, 2003 - March 28, 2003 (1 days)
Location(s) - New York, NY

Purpose - Accepting an award from the Marine Corps Law Enforcement Foundation
Notes -

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost - $225.00
Meal Cost - $201.92
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $426.92

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Emory and Henry College
Dates - May 14, 2004 - May 15, 2004 (2 days)
Location(s) - Emory, VA

Purpose - To deliver commencement address
Notes -

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost - $170.00
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $170.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Lockheed Martin Corp
Dates - April 11, 2005 - April 11, 2005 (1 days)
Location(s) - Suffolk, VA

Purpose - Tour new facility
Notes -

Travel Cost - $216.90
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $216.90

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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    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.