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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

Lincoln Diaz-Balart


Total cost of 13 office trips: $44,932.59


Trips by Lincoln Diaz-Balart
Total cost of congressperson's 6 trips: $24,892.59

Destination:
Sponsor: JUNTA PATRATICA CUBANA REGIONAL NEW JERSEY, ZONA SUR (ELIZABETH)
Purpose: TO SPEAK AT THE ANNUAL DINNER, KNOWN AS THE CENA MARTIARA, TO COMMEMORATE THE ANNIVERSARY OF THE BIRTHDAY OF JOSE MARTI
Date: Jan 28, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $1,039.25
source

Destination:
Sponsor: Case Western Reserve University
Purpose: GIVING THE COMMENCEMENT ADDRESS AT THE 2001 LAW SCHOOL GRADUATE
Date: May 19, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $3,728.64
source

Destination: TAIWAN
Sponsor: Chinese International Economic Cooperation Association
Purpose: FACT-FINDING & EDUCATIONAL VISIT
Date: Aug 2, 2002 (7 days)
Expense: $4,480.00
source

Destination: NEW YORK-ATHENS-LARNACA (CYPRUS) NEW YORK
Sponsor: Cyprus Federation of America
Purpose: FACT-FINDING TRIP TO CYPRUS FOR ON THE GROUND UPDATES ON THE PROCESS FOR A SOLUTION TO THE CYPRIOT TRAGEDY
Date: Aug 14, 2003 (7 days)
Expense: $5,614.00
source

Destination: LARNACA-CASABLANCA-NEW YORK
Sponsor: United States-Morroco Council on Trade and Investment
Purpose: TO MEET WITH OFFICIALS OF THE UNITED STATES-MOROCCO COUNCIL ON TRADE AND INVESTMENT, AND WITH MOROCCAN GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS
Date: Aug 20, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $9,716.00
source

Destination: MIAMI, FLORIDA - SAN JUAN, PUERTO RICO - WASHINGTON, DC
Sponsor: CUBANOS UNIDOS EN PUERTO RICO
Purpose: TO RECEIVE FROM THE SENATE OF PUERTO RICO A RESOLUTION IN SUPPORT OF DEMOCRACY IN CUBA AND THE HUMAN RIGHTS MEETING SCHEDULED FOR MAY 20, 2005
Date: May 16, 2005
Expense: $314.70
source


Congressional staff traveling under the office of Lincoln Diaz-Balart

Ana Carbonell
Stephen Cote
Mark Gaspers
Cesar Gonzalez
Elizabeth Humphrey
Jordan Paul



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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    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.
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