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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

Susan Davis


Total cost of 18 office trips: $40,750.88


Trips by Susan Davis
Total cost of congressperson's 10 trips: $30,640.50

Destination: WILLIAMSBURG, VA-MONTEREY, CA-SAN DIEGO, CA
Sponsor: California Council for International Trade
Purpose: GAVE REMARKS & PRESIDED OVER PANEL AT MONTEREY CONGRESSIONAL FORUM
Date: Jan 10, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $1,293.50
source

Destination: GREENBRIER, WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, WEST VIRGINIA
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: BIPARTISAN CONGRESSIONAL CONFERENCE
Date: Mar 9, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $1,352.00
source

Destination: MONTEREY, CA
Sponsor: California Council for International Trade
Purpose: PART OF LEGISLATIVE PANEL
Date: Jan 10, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $1,250.00
source

Destination: THE GREENBRIER
Sponsor: Public Governance Institute
Purpose: CONGRESSIONAL RETREAT 2003
Date: Feb 28, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $1,035.00
source

Destination:
Sponsor: Faith & Politics Institute
Purpose: CIVIL RIGHT PILGRIMAGE TO ALABAMA
Date: Mar 7, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $913.00
source

Destination: TEL AVIV & JERUSALEM
Sponsor: American Israel Education Foundation
Purpose: EDUCATION MISSION
Date: Aug 2, 2003 (8 days)
Expense: $11,451.60
source

Destination: SAN DIEGO, CA - WESTERN MISSION HILLS, CA RANCHO MIRAGE
Sponsor: Annenberg Foundation and related organizations
Purpose: BIPARTISAN LEGISLATIVE PLANNING SESSION
Date: Dec 5, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $1,400.92
source

Destination: SELMA, AL
Sponsor: Faith & Politics Institute
Purpose: CONGRESSIONAL CIVIL RIGHTS PILGRIMAGE
Date: Mar 4, 2005 (2 days)
Expense: $925.00
source

Destination: NEW ORLEANS, LA
Sponsor: Democratic Leadership Council
Purpose: DEMOCRATIC LEADERSHIP COUNCIL SPRING RETREAT
Date: Apr 28, 2005 (3 days)
Expense: $2,273.48
source

Destination: SAN DIEGO - DUBLIN, IRELAND - WASHINGTON, D.C.
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN A CONFERENCE ON U.S.-RUSSIA-EUROPE RELATIONS
Date: Aug 21, 2005 (5 days)
Expense: $8,746.00
source


Congressional staff traveling under the office of Susan Davis

William Houchins
Lisa Sherman
Donna Smith
Patricia Zavala



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

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    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.