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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

Baron Hill


Total cost of 26 office trips: $52,335.36


Trips by Baron Hill
Total cost of congressperson's 7 trips: $18,434.65

Destination:
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose:
Date: Mar 9, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $950.00
source

Destination: BERLIN, GERMANY/USEDOM, GERMANY
Sponsor: United States Association of Former Members of Congress
Purpose: 18TH ANNUAL CONGRESS - BUNDESTAG EXCHANGE SEMINAR
Date: Apr 7, 2001 (6 days)
Expense: $2,128.37
source

Destination:
Sponsor: Democratic Leadership Council
Purpose: LEADERSHIP RETREAT
Date: May 10, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $1,804.39
source

Destination: WHITE SULPHER SPRINGS, WV
Sponsor: Public Governance Institute
Purpose: CONGRESSIONAL RETREAT 2003
Date: Feb 28, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $888.00
source

Destination: WASHINGTON, D.C. - JACKSON HOLE, WY - SEYMOUR, IN
Sponsor: COMMUNITY FINANCIAL SERVICES ASSOCIATION, ADVANCE AMERICA, CNG FINANCIAL INC., JONES MANAGEMENT LLC, CASH AMERICA INC., SOFTWISE INC.
Purpose: FORUM ON PAYDAY ADVANCE INDUSTRY ISSUES
Date: Jun 24, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $5,544.00
source

Destination: FT. MYER, FLORIDA - ISRAEL - LOUISVILLE, KY
Sponsor: American Israel Education Foundation
Purpose: EDUCATION MISSION
Date: Aug 2, 2003 (8 days)
Expense: $5,961.05
source

Destination: LOUISVILLE, KENTUCKY TO CHICAGO, ILLINOIS, TO WASHINGTON, DC
Sponsor: CHICAGO MERCANTILE EXCHANGE INC., CHICAGO BOARD OF TRADE, AND THE CHICAGO BOARD OPTIONS EXCHANGE
Purpose: VISIT TO EXCHANGES
Date: Jul 18, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $1,158.84
source


Congressional staff traveling under the office of Baron Hill

Ryan Guthrie
Anne Keller
Jeannette Murray-Mount
Matt Pierce
Lisa Shelton
Eugene Wilk
John Williams



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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  • 11.17.14

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    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.