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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

Charles Norwood


Total cost of 15 office trips: $33,362.65


Trips by Charles Norwood
Total cost of congressperson's 11 trips: $25,943.06

Destination:
Sponsor: TENNESSEE DENTAL ASSOCIATION
Purpose: TO ADDRESS THEIR MEMBERS
Date: May 18, 2000 (1 day)
Expense: $933.00
source

Destination: AMELIA ISLAND, FLA.
Sponsor: Georgia Dental Association
Purpose: SPEAKING ENGAGEMENT
Date: Jul 28, 2000 (3 days)
Expense: $1,294.00
source

Destination:
Sponsor: University of North Carolina
Purpose: COMMENCEMENT ADDRESS
Date: May 20, 2001
Expense: $1,406.22
source

Destination: DENVER, CO TO AUGUSTA, GA
Sponsor: American Dental Association
Purpose:
Date: Aug 16, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $5,060.12
source

Destination:
Sponsor: Reliant Energy Inc
Purpose: BREAKFAST BREIFING AND HUNTING EXCURSION
Date: Dec 26, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $855.50
source

Destination:
Sponsor: Brown University
Purpose: SPEAKING EVENT
Date: Apr 4, 2002 (1 day)
Expense: $1,595.50
source

Destination: CONVENTION ACTIVITIES
Sponsor: National Cable and Telecommunications Association and affiliated cable organizations
Purpose: ATTEND CABLE 2002 CONVENTION/PARTICIPATE-SPEAK AT PUBLIC POLICY LUNCL
Date: May 4, 2002 (3 days)
Expense: $3,750.19
source

Destination: PLENARY SPEAKER
Sponsor: AMERICAN LUNG ASSOCIATION/AMERICAN THORACIC SOCIETY NATIONAL MEETING
Purpose: SERVE AS PLENARY SPEAKER
Date: May 18, 2002 (2 days)
Expense: $2,671.00
source

Destination: PARTICIPATE IN CONFERENCE
Sponsor: Harvard University
Purpose: PARTICIPATE IN HEALTH POLICY CONFERENCE
Date: Jan 16, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $3,516.74
source

Destination: SAN FRANCISCO, CA
Sponsor: American Dental Association
Purpose: SPEAK AT ADA ANNUAL MEETING
Date: Oct 23, 2003 (5 days)
Expense: $2,436.40
source

Destination: WASHINGTON, DC-PROVIDENCE, RI-ATLANTA, GA
Sponsor: RHODE ISLAND MEDICAL ASSOCIATION
Purpose: RIMS CONFERENCE-KEYNOTE SPEECH
Date: Nov 1, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $2,424.39
source


Congressional staff traveling under the office of Charles Norwood

Jennie Derge
Greg Louer
Lemuel Smith
Rodney Whitlock



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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    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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