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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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(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

Conrad Burns


Total cost of 104 office trips: $204,387.04


Trips by Conrad Burns
Total cost of congressperson's 18 trips: $36,629.70

Destination:
Sponsor: Consumer Electronics Association
Purpose: PARTICIPATE ON PANEL AND FACT FINDING ON NEW TECHNOLOGIES
Date: Jan 7, 2002 (3 days)
Expense: $2,396.00
source

Destination: LAS VEGAS, NEVADA
Sponsor: National Association of Broadcasters
Purpose: SPEAKING ON PANEL, MONTANANS WILL BE PRESENT
Date: Apr 7, 2002 (1 day)
Expense: $2,519.50
source

Destination: DILLON, MONTANA TO ALDER, MONTANA TO WDC
Sponsor: Money Tree Inc
Purpose: TOWN MEETING
Date: Jun 16, 2002
Expense: $1,580.00
source

Destination: LAS VEGAS, NEVADA
Sponsor: National Association of Broadcasters
Purpose: PARTICIPATE IN PANEL DISCUSSION
Date: Apr 6, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $4,109.97
source

Destination: CHICAGO, ILLINOIS
Sponsor: National Cable and Telecommunications Association and affiliated cable organizations
Purpose: SPEAKING AND PARTICIPATE IN ROUND TABLE. MONTANANS PRESENT
Date: Jun 8, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $2,496.84
source

Destination: MISSOULA, MT TO NASHVILLE, TN TO WASHINGTON, D.C.
Sponsor: NATIONAL GRAZING CONFERENCE
Purpose: SPEAKER AT NATIONAL GRAZING CONFERENCE WITH MONTANANS PRESENT
Date: Dec 7, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $146.83
source

Destination: MARIETTA, GEORGIA
Sponsor: Lockheed Martin
Purpose: TOUR AND FACT FINDING WITH MONTANA COMPANY-SUMMIT ENGINEERING
Date: Dec 15, 2003
Expense: $488.00
source

Destination: LOS BANOS, CA
Sponsor: JEAN SAGOUSPE
Purpose: AGRICULTURE FACT FINDING W/ MONTANANS PRESENT
Date: Feb 17, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $1,327.40
source

Destination: MIAMI, FLORIDA
Sponsor: NASDAQ
Purpose: PARTICIPATE IN PANEL
Date: Apr 3, 2004
Expense: $1,278.70
source

Destination: LAS VEGAS, NEVADA
Sponsor: National Association of Broadcasters
Purpose: PARTICIPATE ON PANEL WITH MONTANANS PRESENT AT EVENT
Date: Apr 18, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $2,820.65
source

Destination: BILLINGS AND BOZEMAN, MONTANA
Sponsor: Bresnan Communications
Purpose: SPEAK AT GROUND BREAKING CEREMONY
Date: May 21, 2004
Expense: $1,152.00
source

Destination: NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA
Sponsor: EDS AND AFCEA
Purpose: SPEAK AT THE NAVY MARINE CORPS INTRANET INDUSTRY SYMPOSIUM
Date: Jun 20, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $924.00
source

Destination: MAUI, HAWAII
Sponsor: Electronic Industries Alliance
Purpose: SPEAK AT ANNUAL CONFERENCE ON 109TH CONGRESSIONAL AGENDA FOR COMMERCE COMMITTEE
Date: Jan 26, 2005 (5 days)
Expense: $3,369.18
source

Destination: PORTLAND, OREGON
Sponsor: Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation
Purpose: PARTICIPATE WITH MONTANANS IN ROCKY MOUNTAIN ELK CAMP AND RECEIVE NATIONAL AWARD
Date: Feb 23, 2005 (1 day)
Expense: $147.00
source

Destination: SAN DIEGO, CA
Sponsor: National Rural Electric Cooperative Association
Purpose: PARTICIPATE WITH MONTANANS IN ANNUAL MEETING AND RECEIVE NATIONAL AWARD
Date: Feb 27, 2005 (1 day)
Expense: $263.05
source

Destination: KALISPELL, MT TO GREAT FALLS, MT TO BILLINGS, MT
Sponsor: PRAIRIE KRAFT SPECIALTIES
Purpose: FIRE DANGER FACT FINDING AND SMALL AIRPORT AVIATION SECURITY
Date: Apr 2, 2005
Expense: $366.53
source

Destination: LAS VEGAS, NEVADA
Sponsor: National Association of Broadcasters
Purpose: PARTICIPATE ON PANEL. MONTANANS WILL BE PRESENT
Date: Apr 17, 2005 (1 day)
Expense: $3,240.85
source

Destination: LAS VEGAS, NV
Sponsor: American Public Communications Council
Purpose: KEYNOTE SPEECH
Date: Jun 17, 2005
Expense: $8,003.20
source


Congressional staff traveling under the office of Conrad Burns

Eric Bovim
Will Brooke
Todd Capser
Benjamin Good
Ryen Graer
Sara Hagedorn
Prabhat Hajela
Christine Heggem
Clark Johnson
James Mccray
Ric Molen
Ric Moler
Jennifer O'shea
Jennifer Owen
Jodi Peters
Erin Pierce
Randall Popelka
Michael Rawson
Heather Sethre
Kristin Smith
Jarrod Thompson



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.