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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

Max Baucus


Total cost of 176 office trips: $293,589.73


Trips by Max Baucus
Total cost of congressperson's 3 trips: $7,102.55

Destination: LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA
Sponsor: Chamber of Commerce for the USA
Purpose: KEYNOTE ADDRESS AT THE US CHAMBER OF COMMERCE BOARD MEETING RE: GOVERNMENT POLICY ISSUES CONCERNING AMERICAN BUSINESS
Date: Feb 25, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $3,852.55
source

Destination: CUBA
Sponsor: Center for International Policy
Purpose: FACT FINDING MISSION
Date: Sep 13, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $600.00
source

Destination: CHINA (BEIJING & SHANGHAI)
Sponsor: Mansfield Foundation
Purpose: TO MEET WITH CHINESE OFFICIALS AND BUSINESS LEADERS TO DISCUSS BILATERAL ECONOMIC RELATIONS
Date: Mar 15, 2004 (3 days)
Expense: $2,650.00
source


Congressional staff traveling under the office of Max Baucus

Ryan Abraham
Sara Andrews
Shara Aranoff
Lara Birkes
Diana Birkett
Jonathan Blum
Pat Bousliman
Karen Bridges
Simon Chabel
Andrea Cohen
Jay Driscoll
Michael Evans
Kim Falcon
James Foley
Jeff Forbes
Elizabeth Fowler
Maria Freese
Matt Genasci
Jodi George
John Gilliland
Devin Goodman
Laura Hayes
Patrick Heck
Daryl Herman
Angela Hofmann
Shawn Johnson
Matt Jones
Ronnie Keller
Kate Kirchgraber
Brian Kuehl
Anya Landau
Janis Lazda
Dawn Levy
Elizabeth Liebschutz
Holly Luck
Demetrios Malantis
Demetrios Marantis
Anela Marshall
Jim Messina
Christopher Miller
Judy Miller
Michael Mongan
Melissa Mueller
Brian Pomper
Brian Ponper
Theodore Posner
Cary Pugh
Tim Punke
Anita Rizek
Sara Roberts
Jonathan Salib
Ben Sather
David Schwartz
John Shepard
Tom Sliter
Carolyn Smith
Doug Steiger
Daniel Stein
Matthew Stores
Russ Sullivan
John Van Atta
Alice Weiss
Ira Wolf



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

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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.