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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

Michael Michaud


Total cost of 19 office trips: $31,747.43


Trips by Michael Michaud
Total cost of congressperson's 5 trips: $12,191.21

Destination: SEATTLE, WA
Sponsor: Microsoft Corporation
Purpose: CONGRESSIONAL BRIEFING/MICROSOFT CAMPUS VISIT FOR MEMBERS OF THE BLUE DOG COALITION
Date: Jul 26, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $2,405.19
source

Destination: PORTLAND, MAINE - GOLDEN, COLORADO - WASHINGTON, DC
Sponsor: RIVER VALLEY GROWTH COUNCIL
Purpose: DELEGATION FROM THE STATE OF MAINE TOURED THE NATIONAL RENEWABLE ENERGY LABORATORY (NREL) AND DISCUSSED NREL'S STATE AND LOCAL INITIATIVES, PARTNERSHIPS, AND COLLABORATIONS. RIVER VALLEY GROWTH COUNCIL MADE A PRESENTATION ON ITS BIOENERGY INITIATIVE IN MA
Date: Mar 21, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $850.29
source

Destination: PORTLAND, ME
Sponsor: Jackson Laboratory
Purpose: TO TOUR THE LAB FACILITIES TO BETTER UNDERSTAND ITS ECONOMIC IMPACT ON MAINE'S 2ND CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT
Date: May 21, 2004
Expense: $654.37
source

Destination: WASHINGTON, DC-DAYTON, OH-PORTLAND, ME
Sponsor: Americans United to Protect Social Security
Purpose: SPEAKER AT TOWN HALL MEETING ON THE IMPORTANCE OF SOCIAL SECURITY TO RURAL STATES
Date: Jun 17, 2005 (1 day)
Expense: $872.97
source

Destination: WASHINGTON, DC-NEWARK-TEL AVIV-JERUSALEM-TEL AVIV-NEWARK-PORTLAND, ME
Sponsor: American Israel Education Foundation
Purpose: EDUCATION MISSION
Date: Aug 10, 2005 (5 days)
Expense: $7,408.39
source


Congressional staff traveling under the office of Michael Michaud

Michael Brownlie
Peter Chandler
Ed Gilman
Adam Greenlaw
Matt Robison
David Weiss



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.