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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

Jeff Bingaman


Total cost of 55 office trips: $203,001.94


Trips by Jeff Bingaman
Total cost of congressperson's 7 trips: $31,589.60

Destination: SCOTTSDALE, ARIZONA
Sponsor: Brookings Institution
Purpose: TO ATTEND A WELFARE REFORM CONFERENCE
Date: Jan 10, 2002 (1 day)
Expense: $1,168.00
source

Destination: AVENTURA, FLORIDA
Sponsor: Harvard University
Purpose: TO ATTEND A CONFERENCE ON HEALTH POLICY
Date: Jan 17, 2002 (4 days)
Expense: $2,549.94
source

Destination: LONDON, ENGLAND
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: TO ATTEND A CONFERENCE ON US-RUSSIA RELATIONS
Date: Aug 15, 2002 (6 days)
Expense: $8,077.60
source

Destination: BEAVER CREEK, COLORADO
Sponsor: American Enterprise Institute (AEI)
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN THE AEI WORLD FORUM
Date: Jun 20, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $4,620.00
source

Destination: HELSINKI, FINLAND
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN A CONFERENCE ON POLITICAL ISLAM
Date: Jun 27, 2003 (6 days)
Expense: $4,887.00
source

Destination: MOSCOW, RUSSIA
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN A CONFERENCE ON US-RUSSIA RELATIONS
Date: Aug 8, 2003 (8 days)
Expense: $7,435.00
source

Destination: AVENTURA, FLORIDA
Sponsor: Harvard University
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN A CONFERENCE ON HEALTH CARE POLICY
Date: Jan 15, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $2,852.06
source


Congressional staff traveling under the office of Jeff Bingaman

James Dennis
Jonathan Epstein
Deborah Estes
Kira Finkler
Amanda Goldman
Angelo Gonzales
Todd Haiken
Carmel Martin
Jennifer Michael
David Montoya
Malini Sekhar
Randall Soderquist
Randall Suderquist
Vicki Thorne
Bill Wicker



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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  • 11.17.14

    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.