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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

Martin Olav Sabo


Total cost of 20 office trips: $48,733.37


Trips by Martin Olav Sabo
Total cost of congressperson's 8 trips: $28,684.88

Destination: NAPLES, FLORIDA
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN A CONFERENCE ON EDUCATION REFORM
Date: Jan 13, 2000 (3 days)
Expense: $6,796.00
source

Destination: WASHINGTON, DC TO ST. PETERSBURG, FLORIDA
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN CONFERENCE ON EDUCATION
Date: Feb 16, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $4,070.00
source

Destination: WASHINGTON, DC-PHOENIX AND SCOTTSDALE, ARIZONA
Sponsor: Association of American Railroads
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN ASSOC. OF AMERICAN RAILROADS LEGISLATIVE CONFERENCE
Date: Feb 21, 2001 (5 days)
Expense: $3,104.00
source

Destination: WASHINGTON, DC-GREENBRIER, WEST VIRGINIA
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: BIPARTISAN CONGRESSIONAL RETREAT (2001)
Date: Mar 9, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $1,322.00
source

Destination: HONOLULU TO KONA, HAWAII
Sponsor: American Association of Airport Executives
Purpose: 2002 AVIATION ISSUES CONFERENCE
Date: Jan 3, 2002 (7 days)
Expense: $7,808.00
source

Destination: WASHINGTON, DC TO KAILUA-KONA, HI
Sponsor: American Association of Airport Executives
Purpose: 2003 AVIATION ISSUES CONFERENCE
Date: Jan 10, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $647.08
source

Destination: GREENBRIER, VA
Sponsor: Public Governance Institute
Purpose: BIPARTISAN CONGRESSIONAL RETREAT 2003
Date: Feb 28, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $994.00
source

Destination: MINNEAPOLIS, MN TO KONA, HAWAII
Sponsor: American Association of Airport Executives
Purpose: 2005 AVIATION ISSUES CONFERENCE
Date: Jan 9, 2005 (5 days)
Expense: $3,943.80
source


Congressional staff traveling under the office of Martin Olav Sabo

Marjorie Duske
Robyn Hiestand
Allison Skowronski
Travis Talvitie
Lisa Tomlinson
Sharon Wagener



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.
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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.