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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

John Doolittle


Total cost of 47 office trips: $92,233.31


Trips by John Doolittle
Total cost of congressperson's 22 trips: $49,441.54

Destination: MARIPOSA, CA
Sponsor: Sierra Pacific Resources
Purpose: TRAVEL TO SUBCOMMITTEE HEARING
Date: Jan 29, 2000
Expense: $200.00
source

Destination: STOCKTON, CA TO LAKE TAHOE, CA
Sponsor: National Cable and Telecommunications Association and affiliated cable organizations
Purpose: PARTICIPATION ON PANEL FOR PERSPECTIVES ON CABLE TELEVISION
Date: Aug 10, 2000 (2 days)
Expense: $318.11
source

Destination: RETREAT IN BALTIMORE FOR CATS
Sponsor: Heritage Foundation
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL
Date: Jan 4, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $365.00
source

Destination: BIPARTISAN CONGRESSIONAL RETREAT
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: CONGRESSIONAL RETREAT
Date: Mar 9, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $1,328.00
source

Destination: SACRAMENTO TO LAKE TAHOE, CA
Sponsor: National Cable and Telecommunications Association and affiliated cable organizations
Purpose: PARTICIPATION ON PANEL FOR PERSPECTIVES ON CABLE TELEVISION
Date: Aug 9, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $438.95
source

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

Destination: ANNUAL MEMBERS BANQUET ON FEB 16TH
Sponsor: California Rifle and Pistol Association
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL
Date: Feb 15, 2002 (1 day)
Expense: $210.66
source

Destination:
Sponsor: PACIFIC LUMBER COMPANY
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL
Date: Mar 28, 2002 (1 day)
Expense: $301.68
source

Destination:
Sponsor: California Independent Petroleum Association
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL
Date: May 30, 2002 (2 days)
Expense: $926.58
source

Destination: DC TO VEGAS FOR CONFERENCE, VEGAS TO DC
Sponsor: Consumer Electronics Association
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL
Date: Jan 9, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $3,085.08
source

Destination: TRAIN TO/FROM THE GREENBRIER
Sponsor: Public Governance Institute
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL
Date: Feb 28, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $1,576.00
source

Destination: ST MICHAELS, MD
Sponsor: Congressional Institute Inc
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL
Date: Mar 1, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $717.00
source

Destination: 7-18-03 IAD-SFO, 7-20-03 SFO-IAD
Sponsor: Association of Trial Lawyers of America and affiliates
Purpose: SPEAKING ENGAGEMENT
Date: Jul 18, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $2,007.54
source

Destination: OCT 25 FLY TO RALEIGH, 6:30PM OCT 25 SPEAK AT DINNER, OCT 26 FLY BD
Sponsor: NATIONAL RIGHT TO WORK COMMITTEE
Purpose: SPEAKING ENGAGEMENT
Date: Oct 25, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $904.27
source

Destination: CALIFORNIA
Sponsor: Public Governance Institute
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL RETREAT
Date: Dec 5, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $2,471.15
source

Destination: ELC RETREAT
Sponsor: Congressional Institute Inc
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL RETREAT
Date: Jan 14, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $900.21
source

Destination: CAMBRIDGE, MD
Sponsor: Heritage Foundation
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL
Date: Jan 21, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $497.63
source

Destination: IRVINGTON, VA
Sponsor: Congressional Institute Inc
Purpose: LEADERSHIP RETREAT
Date: Nov 29, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $728.00
source

Destination: BALTIMORE MARRIOTT FOR RETREAT
Sponsor: Heritage Foundation
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL
Date: Feb 3, 2005 (2 days)
Expense: $769.14
source

Destination: WASHINGTON, DC-SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA FOR KUALA LUMPUR
Sponsor: Korea-United States Exchange Council
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL/FACT FINDING
Date: Feb 19, 2005 (4 days)
Expense: $14,000.74
source

Destination: SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA-LANGKAWI-WASHINGTON, DC
Sponsor: US-Malaysia Exchange Association
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL/FACT FINDING
Date: Feb 23, 2005 (5 days)
Expense: $15,402.74
source

Destination: SACRAMENTO TO PEPPERDINE (LAX) TO WASHINGTON, DC
Sponsor: PEPPERDINE UNIVERSITY AND THE HERITAGE FOUNDATION
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL CONGRESSIONAL RETREAT
Date: Aug 14, 2005 (3 days)
Expense: $2,008.06
source


Congressional staff traveling under the office of John Doolittle

Evan Goitein
Dain Hansen
Jason Larrabee
David Lopez
Greg Orlando
Joshua Reedy
Richard Robinson
John Willis



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

    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.