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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

Ken Lucas


Total cost of 22 office trips: $52,257.09


Trips by Ken Lucas
Total cost of congressperson's 8 trips: $36,676.15

Destination: 2001 BIPARTISAN CONGRESSIONAL RETREAT
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: CONGRESSIONAL RETREAT
Date: Mar 9, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $1,202.00
source

Destination: DLC SPRING RETREAT
Sponsor: Democratic Leadership Council
Purpose: CONGRESSIONAL INFORMATIONAL RETREAT
Date: May 10, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $2,788.64
source

Destination: 110TH ANNUAL CONVENTION OF THE KENTUCKY BANKERS ASSOCIAT.
Sponsor: Kentucky Bankers Association
Purpose: TO DELIVER A SPEECH TO THE CONVENTION
Date: Sep 9, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $1,184.45
source

Destination: CONGRESSIONAL RETREAT 2003
Sponsor: Public Governance Institute
Purpose: CONGRESSIONAL RETREAT
Date: Feb 28, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $1,385.00
source

Destination: SEATTLE, WA
Sponsor: Microsoft Corporation
Purpose: LEGISLATIVE STUDY AND FACT-FINDING
Date: Jul 26, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $6,833.18
source

Destination: MACKINAC ISLAND, MI
Sponsor: Democratic Leadership Council
Purpose: LEGISLATIVE STUDY AND FACT FINDING
Date: Sep 12, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $2,558.98
source

Destination: DCA - MIAMI, FL - CVG (NORTHERN KY/CINCINNATI AIRPORT)
Sponsor: NASDAQ
Purpose: LEGISLATIVE STUDY AND FACT FINDING
Date: Apr 2, 2004 (5 days)
Expense: $4,403.90
source

Destination: TAIPAI, TAIWAN
Sponsor: Chinese International Economic Cooperation Association
Purpose: FACT FINDING AND EDUCATION VISIT
Date: Aug 12, 2004 (7 days)
Expense: $16,320.00
source


Congressional staff traveling under the office of Ken Lucas

Jason Baird
Cheryl Brownell
Joe Clabes
Scott Kuschmider
Mike Malaise
Kathryn Ray
Danielle Vizgirda



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

    Radio: The Internet of the 1930s

    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.