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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

Ed Case


Total cost of 8 office trips: $30,050.58


Trips by Ed Case
Total cost of congressperson's 8 trips: $30,050.58

Destination: BRIEFINGS, PANEL DISCUSSIONS, ROUNDTABLES
Sponsor: Public Governance Institute
Purpose: FACT-FINDING
Date: Feb 28, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $1,576.00
source

Destination: CODEL TO ISRAEL
Sponsor: American Israel Education Foundation
Purpose: EDUCATION MISSION
Date: Aug 2, 2003 (8 days)
Expense: $12,110.33
source

Destination: MACKINAC ISLAND, MI
Sponsor: Democratic Leadership Council
Purpose: FACT FINDING EVENT
Date: Sep 12, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $2,498.90
source

Destination: AMELIA ISLAND, FLORIDA
Sponsor: Democratic Leadership Council
Purpose: FACT FINDING MISSION
Date: Mar 25, 2004 (3 days)
Expense: $3,947.68
source

Destination: LAS VEGAS
Sponsor: Consumer Electronics Association
Purpose: FACT FINDING TRIP
Date: Jan 5, 2005 (3 days)
Expense: $1,829.93
source

Destination: HONOLULU, HI TO CHICAGO, II, TO WASHINGTON DC
Sponsor: CHICAGO MERCANTILE EXCHANGE (CME) & CHICAGO BOARD OF TRADE (CBOT)
Purpose: MEET WITH OFFICERS, WORKERS AND EMPLOYEES AT THE CME AND CBOT ON OPERATIONS AND ISSUES AND VISIT EXCHANGE AND BOARD
Date: Apr 10, 2005 (2 days)
Expense: $1,801.69
source

Destination: NEW ORLEANS
Sponsor: Democratic Leadership Council
Purpose: DISCUSSION OF NATIONAL ISSUES OF CONCERN WITH DLC MEMBERS AND FELLOW ELECTED OFFICIALS
Date: Apr 28, 2005 (3 days)
Expense: $4,310.71
source

Destination: GULF OF MEXICO
Sponsor: Dominion Resources Inc
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL/INFORMATION TRIP/BRIEFING TO AN OFFSHORE OIL RIG
Date: Apr 29, 2005
Expense: $1,975.34
source


Congressional staff traveling under the office of Ed Case



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 Utility of a PhD

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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.