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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 Edwards


Total cost of 29 office trips: $54,623.55


Trips by John Edwards
Total cost of congressperson's 6 trips: $12,311.10

Destination: CALIFORNIA
Sponsor: Walt Disney Co
Purpose: TO ATTEND THE CORPORATE ALLIANCES SUMMIT
Date: Jan 10, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $7,492.00
source

Destination: LANSING, MI
Sponsor: MICHIGAN TRIAL LAWYERS ASSOCIATION
Purpose: KEYNOTE SPEAKER AT THE MICHIGAN TRIAL LAWYERS BANQUET
Date: May 12, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $783.60
source

Destination: MONTREAL CANADA, NEW YORK, NY
Sponsor: Association of Trial Lawyers of America and affiliates
Purpose: SPEAKER AT THE ANNUAL MEETING OF THE ASSN. TRIAL LAWYERS OF AMERICA
Date: Jul 14, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $1,757.50
source

Destination: RALEIGH, N.C.
Sponsor: North Carolina Economic Development Center
Purpose: TO BE KEYNOTE SPEAKER AT THE 2001 RURAL PARTNERS FORUM
Date: Nov 29, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $499.50
source

Destination: ELON COLLEGE, NC 27244 (BURLINGTON)
Sponsor: Elon University
Purpose: TO INTRODUCE THE GUEST SPEAKER EHUD BARAK AT THE ELON UNIVERSITY PROGRAM FOR THE ALL CAMPUS CONVOCATION
Date: Jan 16, 2002
Expense: $1,124.50
source

Destination: ATLANTA, GEORGIA
Sponsor: Association of Trial Lawyers of America and affiliates
Purpose: SPEECH TO A.T.L.A LUNCHEON
Date: Jul 20, 2002 (1 day)
Expense: $654.00
source


Congressional staff traveling under the office of John Edwards

Victoria Basseth
Crystal Bennett
Michael Briggs
Erica Buehrens
Derek Chollet
Laura Godwin
Kate Heath
Stephanie Jones
Miles Lackey
Jeffrey Lane
Maureen Mahon
Kathryn Marks
Kevin Monroe



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.