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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

Madeleine Bordallo


Total cost of 7 office trips: $13,281.62


Trips by Madeleine Bordallo
Total cost of congressperson's 5 trips: $10,800.16

Destination: TEL AVIV, JERUSALEM, NORTHERN ISRAEL
Sponsor: American Israel Education Foundation
Purpose: EDUCATION MISSION
Date: Aug 2, 2003 (8 days)
Expense: $6,599.15
source

Destination: WASHINGTON, D.C.-FLORIDA
Sponsor: General Federation of Women's Clubs
Purpose: GUEST SPEAKER FOR 113TH ANNUAL CONVENTION
Date: Jun 26, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $589.14
source

Destination: TOKYO, NARITA
Sponsor: Japan-US Friendship Commission
Purpose: LEP MEETINGS BETWEEN MEMBERS OF CONGRESS AND THE JAPANESE DIET ON TOPICS INCLUDING POLITICAL ELECTIONS, FOREIGN AFFAIRS, SECURITY ISSUES AND ECONOMICS
Date: Nov 9, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $1,911.41
source

Destination: Washington, D.C., Raleigh, NC
Sponsor: General Federation of Women's Clubs of North Carolina
Purpose: To give a speech to the annual GFWC of North Carolina convention on women's issues in Congress
Date: Apr 20, 2005 (1 day)
Expense: $308.40
source

Destination: HOUSTON-CHICAGO; CHICAGO-WASHINGTON, D.C.
Sponsor: American Legacy Foundation
Purpose: A MINORITY HEALTH SUMMIT THAT HIGHLIGHTED IMPORTANT HEALTH ISSUES FACING MINORITY COMMUNITIES TODAY
Date: Jul 22, 2005 (2 days)
Expense: $1,392.06
source


Congressional staff traveling under the office of Madeleine Bordallo

Frances Diaz
Christopher Grillo



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.