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(Photos: Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library)

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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

Wally Herger


Total cost of 63 office trips: $159,526.56


Trips by Wally Herger
Total cost of congressperson's 21 trips: $60,810.38

Destination: MC CLOUD, CA
Sponsor: KLAMATH ALLIANCE FOR RESOURCES & ENVIRONMENT
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL WOODS TOUR
Date: Jun 18, 1999 (3 days)
Expense: $1,007.56
source

Destination:
Sponsor: Association of American Railroads
Purpose: LEGISLATIVE CONFERENCE
Date: Apr 28, 2000 (2 days)
Expense: $2,952.00
source

Destination: JFK, ROME
Sponsor: Ripon Society and Ripon Educational Fund
Purpose: LEGISLATIVE CONFERENCE
Date: Nov 24, 2000 (8 days)
Expense: $9,050.00
source

Destination: BALTIMORE, MD
Sponsor: Heritage Foundation
Purpose: CATS RETREAT, EDUCATIONAL
Date: Jan 4, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $595.72
source

Destination: SCOTTSDALE, AZ
Sponsor: Association of American Railroads
Purpose: LEGISLATIVE CONFERENCE
Date: Feb 23, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $2,823.00
source

Destination:
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: BIPARTISAN CONGRESSIONAL RETREAT
Date: Mar 9, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $1,580.00
source

Destination: CALIFORNIA WOODS TOUR
Sponsor: KLAMATH ALLIANCE FOR RESOURCES & ENVIRONMENT
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL WOODS TOUR
Date: Jun 8, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $895.02
source

Destination: JACKSON HOLE, WYOMING
Sponsor: Association of American Railroads
Purpose: LEGISLATIVE CONFERENCE
Date: Jul 6, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $5,470.00
source

Destination: EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND
Sponsor: Ripon Society and Ripon Educational Fund
Purpose: 2001 TRANSATLANTIC CONFERENCE
Date: Aug 11, 2001 (16 days)
Expense: $12,286.16
source

Destination:
Sponsor: Consumer Electronics Association
Purpose: 2002 INTERNATIONAL CONSUMER ELECTRONICS SHOW
Date: Jan 7, 2002 (2 days)
Expense: $2,092.00
source

Destination:
Sponsor: Brookings Institution
Purpose: WELFARE REFORM RETREAT
Date: Jan 10, 2002 (3 days)
Expense: $2,111.00
source

Destination: BALTIMORE, MD
Sponsor: Heritage Foundation
Purpose: RSC EDUCATIONAL RETREAT
Date: Jan 28, 2002 (1 day)
Expense: $285.00
source

Destination: LAS VEGAS, NV
Sponsor: Western Watch Foundation
Purpose: WESTERN WATCH FOUNDATION POLICY FORUM
Date: Jun 28, 2002 (2 days)
Expense: $2,517.72
source

Destination: CONGRESSIONAL RETREAT 2003
Sponsor: Public Governance Institute
Purpose:
Date: Feb 28, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $1,576.00
source

Destination: WASH; DC-DENVER, CO-SACRAMENTO, CA
Sponsor: WESTERN WATCH/PARTNERSHIP FOR THE WEST
Purpose: PARTNERSHIP FOR THE WEST GRASSROOTS ACTION SUMMIT
Date: Sep 26, 2003
Expense: $946.48
source

Destination: SACRAMENTO, CA TO ONTARIO, CA
Sponsor: Public Governance Institute
Purpose: CALIFORNIA DELEGATION RETREAT
Date: Dec 5, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $3,065.46
source

Destination: SACRAMENTO, CA - SAN DIEGO, CA - WASHINGTON, DC
Sponsor: Association of American Railroads
Purpose: LEGISLATIVE CONFERENCE
Date: Jan 16, 2004 (3 days)
Expense: $1,805.26
source

Destination: CAMBRIDGE, MD
Sponsor: Heritage Foundation
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL
Date: Jan 21, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $670.06
source

Destination: BALTIMORE, MD
Sponsor: Heritage Foundation
Purpose: CONSERVATIVE MEMBERS RETREAT
Date: Feb 3, 2005 (2 days)
Expense: $882.54
source

Destination: WASHINGTON DC TO ORLANDO FL BACK TO SACRAMENTO, CA
Sponsor: Association of American Railroads
Purpose: ANNUAL CONFERENCE. CONGRESSMAN HERGER INVITED AS A SPEAKER
Date: Feb 18, 2005 (3 days)
Expense: $5,697.40
source

Destination: WASHINGTON DC TO HAVANA CUBA TO SACRAMENTO CA
Sponsor: Lexington Institute
Purpose: FACT FINDING, EDUCATIONAL, MEETINGS WITH GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS
Date: Mar 20, 2005 (4 days)
Expense: $2,502.00
source


Congressional staff traveling under the office of Wally Herger

Derek Harley
Daniel Maclean
John Magill
Alexander Oehler
Fran Peace
Paul Poteet
Nikki Robinson



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.