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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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(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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GREGG, JUDD A, Republican Party
New Hampshire

Total number of trips - 8
Total cost of trips - $0.00

Average cost per trip - $0.00
Total number of days spent traveling - 26 days
Rank of representative - 632 (Out of 638)


Individual trips


Sponsor(s) - New England Council
Dates - October 9, 2001 - October 9, 2001 (1 days)
Location(s) - Boston, MA

Purpose - "New Englander of the Year Award" event
Notes - Filed in end of year Financial Disclosure so actual costs not specified; costs are for round trip air travel from DC to Boston for self and spouse.

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Total Cost -

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Invest to Compete Alliance
Dates - December 13, 2002 - December 16, 2002 (4 days)
Location(s) - Palm Beach, FL

Purpose - Invest to Compete Alliance Congressional Leadership Educational Seminar
Notes - Filed in end of year Financial Disclosure so actual costs not specified; costs are for round trip air travel from DC to Palm Beach, 3 nights hotel accommodation, and meals for self and spouse.

Travel Cost -
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Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Aspen Institute
Dates - February 14, 2003 - February 19, 2003 (6 days)
Location(s) - Montego Bay, Jamaica

Purpose - Aspen Institute conference on Education Reform
Notes - Filed in end of year Financial Disclosure so actual costs not specified; costs are for round trip air travel from DC to Jamaica and lodging and meals for self and spouse.

Travel Cost -
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Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Boston College
Dates - October 24, 2003 - October 24, 2003 (1 days)
Location(s) - Chestnut Hill, MA

Purpose - Boston College Center for Irish Programs "Public Service Award" event.
Notes - Filed in end of year Financial Disclosure so costs not specified - costs are for lodging and meal for self and spouse.

Travel Cost -
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Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Congressional Institute
Dates - December 1, 2003 - December 2, 2003 (2 days)
Location(s) - Middleburg, VA

Purpose - The Congressional Institute Senate Leadership Retreat
Notes - Filed in end of year Financial Disclosure so actual costs not specified; costs are for lodging and meals for self and spouse.

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Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Aspen Institute
Dates - December 4, 2003 - December 8, 2003 (5 days)
Location(s) - Punta Mita, Mexico

Purpose - Aspen Institute conference on US Mexico Relations
Notes - Filed in end of year Financial Disclosure so actual costs not specified; costs are for round trip air travel from DC to Mexico and lodging and meals for self and spouse.

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Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Aspen Institute
Dates - April 13, 2004 - April 18, 2004 (6 days)
Location(s) - Bahamas

Purpose - Aspen Institute conference on Brazil
Notes - Washington, DC - Bahamas - Washington, DC Including spouse This information is from a Senate personal financial disclosure report and does not include dollar amounts.

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Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Friends of Cancer Research
Dates - March 5, 2004 - March 5, 2004 (1 days)
Location(s) - Lebanon, NH

Purpose - Forum on medical research and its practical effects
Notes - Washington, DC - Lebanon, NH Including spouse This information is from a Senate personal financial disclosure report and does not include dollar amounts.

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost -
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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.

Recent Posts

  • 11.17.14

    The Utility of a PhD

    Humanities professors at colleges and universities are re-thinking what it means to offer a PhD. The old model is proving unsustainable. It takes an average nine years to get a doctorate, but less than 60 percent of PhDs are finding tenure-track teaching jobs. This week, we look at a new report recommending academics view doctoral programs in a new light.
  • 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.
  • 11.10.14

    Radio: The Internet of the 1930s

    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.