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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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Office of

Michael Bilirakis


Total cost of 26 office trips: $62,820.31


Trips by Michael Bilirakis
Total cost of congressperson's 11 trips: $32,959.31

Destination: ATLANTA
Sponsor: NON-COMMISSIONED OFFICERS ASSOCIATION
Purpose: SPEAKING ENGAGEMENT AND AWARD PRESENTATION FOR HIS LEGISLATIVE EFFORTS ON BEHALF OF VETERANS
Date: Jul 7, 2000 (3 days)
Expense: $332.11
source

Destination: CHICAGO, IL
Sponsor: National Cable and Telecommunications Association and affiliated cable organizations
Purpose: ATTEND EDUCATIONAL MEETINGS REGARDING TELECOMMUNICATIONS
Date: Jun 8, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $4,810.07
source

Destination:
Sponsor: Consumer Electronics Association
Purpose: SPEAKING ENGAGEMENT
Date: Jan 7, 2002 (4 days)
Expense: $4,386.00
source

Destination:
Sponsor: Consumer Electronics Association
Purpose: FACT-FINDING TRIP
Date: Jan 9, 2003 (4 days)
Expense: $4,781.60
source

Destination: LAS VEGAS
Sponsor: PINELLAS COUNTY OSTEOPATHIC MEDICAL SOCIETY
Purpose: SPEAKING ENGAGEMENT
Date: Jun 6, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $2,521.90
source

Destination: LAS VEGAS
Sponsor: Consumer Electronics Association
Purpose: FACTFINDING TRIP
Date: Jan 8, 2004 (3 days)
Expense: $3,310.26
source

Destination: TAMPA-LAS VEGAS-WASHINGTON, DC
Sponsor: National Association of Broadcasters
Purpose: SPEAKING ENGAGEMENT AS A MEMBER OF A CONGRESSIONAL PANEL.
Date: Apr 16, 2004 (3 days)
Expense: $5,963.10
source

Destination: LOS ANGELES
Sponsor: American Hellenic Council of California
Purpose: AWARDS CEREMONY-SPEAKING ENGAGEMENT
Date: Mar 4, 2005 (3 days)
Expense: $1,635.47
source

Destination: LAS VEGAS
Sponsor: National Association of Broadcasters
Purpose: SPEAKING ENGAGEMENT
Date: Apr 15, 2005 (3 days)
Expense: $3,436.60
source

Destination: BOSTON
Sponsor: American Hellenic Educational Progressive Association
Purpose: SPEAKING ENGAGEMENT
Date: Jul 22, 2005 (2 days)
Expense: $1,381.40
source

Destination: MIAMI
Sponsor: Blinded Veterans Association
Purpose: SPEAKING ENGAGEMENT AND AWARDS PRESENTATION
Date: Aug 16, 2005 (1 day)
Expense: $400.80
source


Congressional staff traveling under the office of Michael Bilirakis

Jeremy Allen
Anne Elizabeth Esposito
Rebecca Hyder
Carrie Melvin
Erin Ockunzzi
Sarah Owen
Christy Stefadouros
Steven Tilton
Matthew Tuten



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.