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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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Back to The Data

Office of

Richard Burr


Total cost of 32 office trips: $76,965.34


Trips by Richard Burr
Total cost of congressperson's 8 trips: $45,871.40

Destination: WILMINGTON, NC
Sponsor: Corning Inc
Purpose: LEGISLATIVE BRIEFING AND TOUR
Date: Jan 5, 2000
Expense: $828.50
source

Destination: AMELIA ISLAND, FL VIA JACKSONVILLE, FL
Sponsor: Outdoor Power Equipment Distributors Association
Purpose: SPEAK AT CONFERENCE ON LEGISLATIVE PROCESS AND COMMERCE ISSUES
Date: Feb 24, 2000 (2 days)
Expense: $1,153.96
source

Destination: WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, NV
Sponsor: UNIVERSAL CORPORATIONS, TOBACCO ASSO. OF US, LED TOBACCO EXPORTERS ASSO
Purpose: ADDRESS TO TOBACCO ASSO. AND ANNUAL MEETING AND CONFERENCE
Date: May 28, 2000 (1 day)
Expense: $1,934.12
source

Destination: MARSEILLES, FRANCE & PARIS, FRANCE
Sponsor: Nuclear Energy Institute
Purpose: TOUR FRENCH NUCLEAR ENERGY FACILITIES
Date: Jun 29, 2001 (7 days)
Expense: $18,413.80
source

Destination: WINSTON-SALEM, NC TO AUGUSTA, GA
Sponsor: Corning Inc
Purpose: PUBLIC POLICY CONFERENCE
Date: Mar 8, 2002 (2 days)
Expense: $2,469.00
source

Destination:
Sponsor: National Association of Broadcasters
Purpose: PUBLIC POLICY CONFERENCE
Date: Apr 6, 2002 (2 days)
Expense: $3,414.72
source

Destination: BARCELONA, SPAIN & SEVILLE, SPAIN
Sponsor: Nuclear Energy Institute
Purpose: FACT FINDING; TOUR OF EUROPEAN NUCLEAR FACILITIES
Date: Jun 30, 2002 (6 days)
Expense: $16,907.30
source

Destination: RULEISH, NC
Sponsor: TOBACCO GRONERS ASSOCIATION OF NORTH CAROLINA, INC.
Purpose: SPEAK TO ANNUAL MEETING
Date: Feb 7, 2003
Expense: $750.00
source


Congressional staff traveling under the office of Richard Burr

Alicia Clark
Jennifer Hansen
Peter Hars
Amelia Meli
Kimrey Rhinehardt
Brian Vanderbloemen
John Versaggi



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.
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