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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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LEWIS, JOHN, Democratic Party
Georgia

Total number of trips - 18
Total cost of trips - $0.00

Average cost per trip - $0.00
Total number of days spent traveling - 37 days
Rank of representative - 633 (Out of 638)


Individual trips


Sponsor(s) - Temple Bethel of Great Neck
Dates - January 16, 2004 - January 17, 2004 (2 days)
Location(s) - New York, NY

Purpose - not specified
Notes - Washington, DC - New York, NY - ATL (Atlanta) This information is from a House of Representatives personal financial disclosure report and does not include dollar amounts.

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Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - MLK Celebration Committee
Dates - January 19, 2004 - January 20, 2004 (2 days)
Location(s) - Albany, GA

Purpose - not specified
Notes - ATL - Albany, GA - ATL (Atlanta) This information is from a House of Representatives personal financial disclosure report and does not include dollar amounts.

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Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Lane College
Dates - February 2, 2004 - February 3, 2004 (2 days)
Location(s) - Memphis, TN

Purpose - not specified
Notes - ATL - Memphis, TN - ATL (Atlanta) This information is from a House of Representatives personal financial disclosure report and does not include dollar amounts.

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Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Faith & Politics
Dates - February 13, 2004 - February 15, 2004 (3 days)
Location(s) - Montgomery, AL

Purpose - not specified
Notes - Washington, DC - Montg. - ATL (Atlanta) This information is from a House of Representatives personal financial disclosure report and does not include dollar amounts.

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Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - SCLC Women Inc
Dates - March 6, 2004 - March 8, 2004 (3 days)
Location(s) - AL

Purpose - not specified
Notes - ATL - Alabama - ATL (Atlanta) This information is from a House of Representatives personal financial disclosure report and does not include dollar amounts.

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Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - American Baptist College
Dates - March 15, 2004 - March 16, 2004 (2 days)
Location(s) - Nashville, TN

Purpose - not specified
Notes - ATL - Nash., TN - ATL (Atlanta) This information is from a House of Representatives personal financial disclosure report and does not include dollar amounts.

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Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Michigan Coalition for Human Rights
Dates - March 21, 2004 - March 22, 2004 (2 days)
Location(s) - Detroit, MI

Purpose - not specified
Notes - ATL (Atlanta) - Detroit, MI - NC This information is from a House of Representatives personal financial disclosure report and does not include dollar amounts.

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Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Univ of Texas LBJ School
Dates - March 25, 2004 - March 26, 2004 (2 days)
Location(s) - Austin, TX

Purpose - not specified
Notes - Washington, DC - Austin, TX - ATL (Atlanta) This information is from a House of Representatives personal financial disclosure report and does not include dollar amounts.

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Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - William & Mary Univ
Dates - April 6, 2004 - April 7, 2004 (2 days)
Location(s) - Williamsburg, VA

Purpose - not specified
Notes - Washington, DC - Williamsburg, VA - Washington, DC This information is from a House of Representatives personal financial disclosure report and does not include dollar amounts.

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Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Boston College Law School
Dates - April 13, 2004 - April 13, 2004 (1 days)
Location(s) - Boston, MA

Purpose - not specified
Notes - Washington, DC - Boston, MA - ATL (Atlanta) This information is from a House of Representatives personal financial disclosure report and does not include dollar amounts.

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Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Syracuse Univ
Dates - April 25, 2004 - April 26, 2004 (2 days)
Location(s) - Syracuse, NY

Purpose - not specified
Notes - ATL - Syracuse, NY - ATL (Atlanta) This information is from a House of Representatives personal financial disclosure report and does not include dollar amounts.

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Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law
Dates - June 13, 2005 - June 14, 2005 (2 days)
Location(s) - NY

Purpose - Congressman Lewis received the "Beacon of Justice Award" and a Special Tribute to the 40th Anniversary of the Voting Rights Act
Notes - Atlanta - New York - Washington, DC Dollar amounts not specified

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Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Children's Defense Fund
Dates - June 10, 2005 - June 11, 2005 (2 days)
Location(s) - Knoxville, TN

Purpose - Congressman Lewis served as the keynote speaker at the 2005 Call to Action night for 700 primarily Black college students
Notes - Atlanta - Knoxville - Atlanta Dollar amounts not specified

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Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - City Year
Dates - June 2, 2005 - June 3, 2005 (2 days)
Location(s) - Little Rock, AR

Purpose - Congressman Lewis received the Lifetime of Idealism Award recognized as City Year's highest honor
Notes - Atlanta - Little Rock - Atlanta No dollar amount specified

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Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - NAACP Local Chapter
Dates - September 17, 2005 - September 18, 2005 (2 days)
Location(s) - Charleston, SC

Purpose - Speaking engagement
Notes - Atlanta, GA - Charleston, SC - Atlanta, GA

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Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Univ of Arkansas Clinton School of Public Service
Dates - October 13, 2005 - October 14, 2005 (2 days)
Location(s) - Little Rock, AR

Purpose - Speaking engagement
Notes - Atlanta, GA - Little Rock, AR - Atlanta, GA

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Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Massachusetts Foundation for the Humanities
Dates - October 29, 2005 - October 30, 2005 (2 days)
Location(s) - Boston, MA

Purpose - Speaking engagement
Notes - Washington, DC- Boston, MA - Washington, DC

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Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - NAACP Legal Defense
Dates - November 3, 2005 - November 4, 2005 (2 days)
Location(s) - New York, NY

Purpose - Congressman was being honored/speaking engagement
Notes - Washington, DC - New York - Washington, DC

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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.

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.