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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

Sanford Bishop


Total cost of 24 office trips: $50,186.09


Trips by Sanford Bishop
Total cost of congressperson's 7 trips: $19,562.05

Destination: BRIEFINGS 2ND TOURS W/ NEW YORK STOCK EXCHANGE, BELL ATLANTIC, UNITED NATIONS.
Sponsor: NEW YORK STOCK EXCHANGE, BELL ATLANTIC, HUMPHY DUMPHY INSTITUTE
Purpose: FACT FINDING
Date: Jun 15, 2000 (3 days)
Expense: $1,067.09
source

Destination: FACT FINDING TOUR
Sponsor: AT&T, MICROSOFT, AMERICAN AIRLINES
Purpose: ATTEND TECHNOLOGY PRESENTATIONS AND TOUR COMPANY FACILITIES
Date: Mar 16, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $9,205.00
source

Destination: BRIEFINGS WITH FARMERS
Sponsor: Southern Peanut Farmers' Federation
Purpose: ATTEND PEANUT FARMERS CONFERENCES TO DISCUSS FARM BILL & AG ISSUES
Date: Jul 21, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $2,285.00
source

Destination: SPEAK, ATTEND BRIEFINGS (D.C. TO DESTIN, FL. TO ATLANTA)
Sponsor: Georgia Psychiatric Physicians Association
Purpose: KEYNOTE SPEAKER AND EDUCATIONAL
Date: Aug 3, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $1,494.50
source

Destination: CHARLESTON
Sponsor: Congressional Black Caucus
Purpose: JOINT LISTENING SESSIONS OF CBC HEALTH-ENVIRONMENTAL JUSTICE BRAIN TRUSTS
Date: Jun 7, 2002 (2 days)
Expense: $1,374.00
source

Destination: WASHINGTON, DC
Sponsor: Congressional Black Caucus
Purpose: TO DISCUSS ISSUES OF CONCERN TO THE MUTUAL CAUCUS-TRI CAUCUS
Date: Oct 23, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $3,851.46
source

Destination:
Sponsor: Morehouse College
Purpose: SERVED AS AN HONOREE AT THE MOREHOUSE COLLEGE FOUNDER'S DAY CELEBRATION. "CANDLE IN THE DARK GALA"
Date: Feb 19, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $285.00
source


Congressional staff traveling under the office of Sanford Bishop

Roxanne Burnham
Monty Carlton
Thomas Daniels
Beverly Gilyard
Daisy Hannah
Roger Manno
John Martin
Eric Mitchell
Lynden Peter



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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