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(Photos: Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library)

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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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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

Ileana Ros-Lehtinen


Total cost of 39 office trips: $141,479.07


Trips by Ileana Ros-Lehtinen
Total cost of congressperson's 6 trips: $63,502.25

Destination: MIAMI-JFK-TEL AVIV; TEL AVIV-SEOUL RETURN TRIP PAID FOR BY ANOTHER SPONSOR, THE U.S.-KOREAN EXCHANGE COUNCIL
Sponsor: THE JERUSALEM FUND OF AISH HATORAH AND THE IDT CORPORATION I REIMBURSED THE JERUSALEM FUND FOR THE COST OF MY TWO ACCOMPANYING CHILDREN
Purpose: TO STRENGTHEN THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN ISRAEL AND THE HISPANIC COMMUNITY. REP. ROS-LEHTINEN RECEIVED THE FRIEND OF ZION AWARD (AT CEREMONY) FROM THE MUNICIPALITY OF JERUSALEM AND THE JERUSALEM FUND
Date: Aug 18, 2001 (6 days)
Expense: $13,183.00
source

Destination: TEL AVIV-SEOUL, REPUBLIC OF KOREA AND SOUTH KOREA TO TAIPEI, TAIWAN
Sponsor: Korea-United States Exchange Council
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL AND MEETINGS WITH GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS
Date: Aug 25, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $27,960.00
source

Destination: TAIPEI, TAIWAN TO KUALA LUMPUR, MALAYSIA
Sponsor: Chinese National Association of Industry and Commerce
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL AND MEETINGS WITH GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS
Date: Aug 28, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $1,226.00
source

Destination: LANGKAWI, MALAYSIA TO SINGAPORE AND SINGAPORE TO MIAMI, FL/USA
Sponsor: Heritage Foundation
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL AND MEETINGS WITH GOVERNMENTAL OFFICIALS
Date: Aug 30, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $2,602.00
source

Destination: FRANKFURT-AMENANH TEL-AVIV
Sponsor: American Jewish Committee
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL SEMINAR IN JORDAN AND ISRAEL
Date: Nov 6, 2004 (6 days)
Expense: $11,635.25
source

Destination: DULLES, LOS ANGELES, MIAMI
Sponsor: Time Warner
Purpose: LIVE TAPING OF HBO'S REAL TIME WITH BILL MAHER
Date: Mar 18, 2005
Expense: $6,896.00
source


Congressional staff traveling under the office of Ileana Ros-Lehtinen

Alex Cruz
Arthur Estopinan
Lucille Lewis
Julie Philp
Rodolfo Pina
Frederick Ratliff
Mariia Zimmerman



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

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    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.