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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

Anthony Weiner


Total cost of 12 office trips: $42,381.20


Trips by Anthony Weiner
Total cost of congressperson's 8 trips: $32,112.20

Destination: ISRAEL
Sponsor: American Israel Education Foundation
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL MISSION
Date: Aug 26, 2001 (7 days)
Expense: $5,221.19
source

Destination: TOKYO, JAPAN
Sponsor: George Washington University
Purpose: DISCUSSIONS WITH JAPANESE LEGISLATORS
Date: Jan 7, 2002 (4 days)
Expense: $7,542.57
source

Destination: NEW YORK-SANTO DOMINGO, DOMINICAN REPUBLIC-SAN JUAN, PR
Sponsor: Dominican-American National Roundtable
Purpose: FACT FINDING MISSION ON TRADE
Date: Apr 23, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $1,626.97
source

Destination: SANTO DOMINGO, DOMINICAN REPUBLIC-SAN JUAN, PR-NEW YORK
Sponsor: RETAIL WHOLESALE AND DEPARTMENT STORE UNION
Purpose: FACT FINDING MISSION ON TRADE
Date: Apr 25, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $1,362.27
source

Destination: TEL AVIV (ISRAEL)
Sponsor: Jewish Community Relations Council(s)
Purpose: FACT FINDING
Date: Aug 17, 2003 (5 days)
Expense: $4,510.90
source

Destination: LAS VEGAS, NEVADA
Sponsor: American Israel Public Affairs Committee and affiliates
Purpose: SPEAKING ENGAGEMENT REGARDING PENDING LEGISLATION INVOLVING ISRAEL/FACT FINDING DISCUSSION ON THE STATE OF ISRAEL
Date: Sep 20, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $1,714.00
source

Destination: NEW DELHI, INDIA TO MUMBAI, INDIA
Sponsor: Confederation of Indian Industry
Purpose: TRADE FACT FINDING MISSION
Date: Jan 5, 2004 (6 days)
Expense: $8,690.08
source

Destination: LAS VEGAS
Sponsor: Consumer Electronics Association
Purpose: PARTICIPATION ON A CONGRESSIONAL CONFERENCE TO DISCUSS THE LEGISLATIVE AGENDA FOR THE UPCOMING CONGRESS WITH A SPECIFIC FOCUS ON KEY TECHNOLOGY ISSUES
Date: Jan 7, 2005 (2 days)
Expense: $1,444.22
source


Congressional staff traveling under the office of Anthony Weiner

Brian Miller
Kevin Ryan
Veronica Sullivan



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.