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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

Rick Lazio


Total cost of 8 office trips: $9,022.58


Trips by Rick Lazio
Total cost of congressperson's 6 trips: $8,224.00

Destination: ORLANDO, FLORIDA
Sponsor: NOVAGRADIC & COMPANY
Purpose: KEYNOTE SPEAKER AT HOUSING TAX CREDIT CONFERENCE
Date: Jan 5, 2000 (4 days)
Expense: $767.50
source

Destination: DALLAS, TEXAS
Sponsor: National Association of Home Builders
Purpose: FEATURED GUEST AT EXECUTIVE & LEADERSHIP BOARD MEETING
Date: Jan 12, 2000
Expense: $295.00
source

Destination: AVENTURA, FLORIDA
Sponsor: Harvard University
Purpose: BIPARTISAN CONGRESSIONAL HEALTH POLICY CONFERENCE
Date: Jan 20, 2000 (3 days)
Expense: $3,204.00
source

Destination: PALM SPRINGS, CALIFORNIA
Sponsor: United States Telecom Association and state affiliates
Purpose: KEYNOTE PRESENTATION ON CURRENT TELECOM ISSUES IN CONGRESS
Date: Feb 20, 2000 (2 days)
Expense: $3,168.00
source

Destination: NEW YORK CITY
Sponsor: Suffolk County Organization for the Promotion of Education
Purpose: KEYNOTE SPEAKER & AWARD PRESENTER AT ANNUAL CONFERENCE
Date: Mar 17, 2000 (1 day)
Expense: $170.00
source

Destination: BOSTON, MA
Sponsor: Harvard University
Purpose: VISITING FELLOW
Date: Dec 10, 2000 (1 day)
Expense: $619.50
source


Congressional staff traveling under the office of Rick Lazio

Dawn Petchell



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.