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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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Office of

Jeff Miller


Total cost of 18 office trips: $45,520.87


Trips by Jeff Miller
Total cost of congressperson's 9 trips: $15,740.60

Destination: THE GREENBRIER
Sponsor: Public Governance Institute
Purpose: CONGRESSIONAL RETREAT 2003
Date: Feb 28, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $1,385.00
source

Destination: ISRAEL
Sponsor: American Israel Education Foundation
Purpose: EDUCATION MISSION
Date: Aug 23, 2003 (8 days)
Expense: $10,296.46
source

Destination: DESTIN, FL
Sponsor: Southern Co
Purpose: GULF POWER ECONOMIC SYMPOSIUM-SPEAKING ENGAGEMENT
Date: Oct 26, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $183.40
source

Destination: WASHINGTON DC-JACKSONVILLE
Sponsor: Winn-Dixie Stores
Purpose: ROUNTABLE DISCUSSION
Date: Nov 7, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $1,049.00
source

Destination: CONSERVATIVE MEMBERS RETREAT IN CAMBRIDGE, MD
Sponsor: Heritage Foundation
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL
Date: Jan 21, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $635.67
source

Destination: FT. LAUDERDALE, FL
Sponsor: American Israel Public Affairs Committee and affiliates
Purpose: AIPAC NATIONAL SUMMIT ON FOREIGN POLICY AND POLITICS
Date: Oct 24, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $220.89
source

Destination: WASHINGTON, DC - BALTIMORE, MD
Sponsor: Heritage Foundation
Purpose: MEETINGS WITH HERITAGE FOUNDATION
Date: Feb 3, 2005 (1 day)
Expense: $1,012.18
source

Destination: DESTIN, FL
Sponsor: Southern Co
Purpose: GUEST SPEAKER
Date: Mar 28, 2005 (1 day)
Expense: $308.00
source

Destination: PENSACOLA, FL
Sponsor: BellSouth Corporation
Purpose: TOUR OF HURRICANE DENNIS DAMAGE
Date: Jul 14, 2005
Expense: $650.00
source


Congressional staff traveling under the office of Jeff Miller

Justin Hamilton
Daniel Mcfaul
Anne Pizzato



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.
  • 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.