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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

Nita Lowey


Total cost of 31 office trips: $95,001.20


Trips by Nita Lowey
Total cost of congressperson's 12 trips: $66,675.25

Destination: NAPLES, FLA.
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: EDUCATION REFORM CONFERENCE
Date: Jan 13, 2000 (3 days)
Expense: $4,129.00
source

Destination: VANCOUVER, BRIT. COLUMBIA
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: CONFERENCE ON U.S. - CHINA RELATIONS
Date: May 28, 2000 (6 days)
Expense: $4,532.00
source

Destination: SANTA FE N. MEX
Sponsor: Hearst Corporation
Purpose: SPEECH AT WOMEN BUSINESS EXES. CONFER.
Date: Aug 6, 2000 (3 days)
Expense: $3,115.21
source

Destination: NYC
Sponsor: Humpty Dumpty Institute
Purpose: CONG. WOMEN'S CAUCUS LUNCHEON AT THE U.N.
Date: Apr 15, 2002
Expense: $50.00
source

Destination: AVENTURA, FLA.
Sponsor: Harvard University
Purpose: BIPARTISAN CONGRESSIONAL HEALTH POLICY CONFERENCE
Date: Jan 16, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $3,369.00
source

Destination: CUBA
Sponsor: Lexington Institute
Purpose: US-CUBA RELATIONS; POLICY
Date: Mar 6, 2003 (5 days)
Expense: $2,558.02
source

Destination: HELSINKI, FINLAND
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: CONFERENCE ON POLITICAL ISLAM
Date: Jun 27, 2003 (8 days)
Expense: $7,250.00
source

Destination: PUNTA MITA, MEXICO
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: CONFERENCE ON U.S. MEXICO RELATIONS
Date: Dec 4, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $6,408.00
source

Destination: HONOLULU, HAWAII
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: U.S./CHINA RELATIONS
Date: Jan 5, 2004 (6 days)
Expense: $4,997.72
source

Destination: GRAND EXVAM ISLAND, BAHAMAS
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: U.S. POLICY IN SOUTH AMERICA
Date: Apr 13, 2004 (4 days)
Expense: $6,344.00
source

Destination: VENICE, ITALY
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: U.S.-RUSSIA-EUROPE RELATIONS
Date: Aug 20, 2004 (12 days)
Expense: $8,113.20
source

Destination: CHINA
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN A CONFERENCE ON U.S. CHINA RELATIONS
Date: Mar 19, 2005 (16 days)
Expense: $15,809.10
source


Congressional staff traveling under the office of Nita Lowey

Clare Coleman
Jean Doyle
Eric Feldman
Christopher Kukla
Matthew Traub
Beth Tritter
Katherine Winkler



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.