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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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PRYOR, MARK LUNSFORD, Democratic Party
Arkansas

Total number of trips - 7
Total cost of trips - $8,148.15

Average cost per trip - $1,164.02
Total number of days spent traveling - 12 days
Rank of representative - 457 (Out of 638)


Individual trips


Sponsor(s) - American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC)
Dates - March 2, 2003 - March 3, 2003 (2 days)
Location(s) - Palm Beach, FL

Purpose - Speaking engagement
Notes -

Travel Cost - $327.00
Lodging Cost - $533.50
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $860.50

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Sarcoma Foundation of America
Dates - June 22, 2003 - June 23, 2003 (2 days)
Location(s) - New York, NY

Purpose - Speaking engagement
Notes -

Travel Cost - $1,014.50
Lodging Cost - $331.51
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,346.01

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Pathology Service Associates
Dates - July 18, 2003 - July 21, 2003 (4 days)
Location(s) - Orlando, FL

Purpose - Speaking engagement
Notes -

Travel Cost - $564.00
Lodging Cost - $1,115.04
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,679.04

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Electric Cooperatives of Arkansas
Dates - August 5, 2003 - August 5, 2003 (1 days)
Location(s) - Knoxville, TN

Purpose - Business development for Camden, AK
Notes -

Travel Cost - $1,144.00
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost - $10.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,154.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Arkansas Bankers Association
Dates - August 8, 2003 - August 8, 2003 (1 days)
Location(s) - Branson, MO

Purpose - Speech at annual convention
Notes -

Travel Cost - $823.00
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $823.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Democratic Leadership Council
Dates - October 18, 2003 - October 18, 2003 (1 days)
Location(s) - Atlanta, GA

Purpose - Speaking engagement
Notes -

Travel Cost - $1,334.62
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost - $18.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,352.62

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Cooper Tire Inc.
Dates - December 2, 2003 - December 2, 2003 (1 days)
Location(s) - Findley, OH

Purpose - Speaking engagement
Notes -

Travel Cost - $932.98
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $932.98

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.
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    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.