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(Photos: Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library)

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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

Robin Hayes


Total cost of 40 office trips: $73,945.77


Trips by Robin Hayes
Total cost of congressperson's 10 trips: $20,648.03

Destination: CORNING WILMINGTON PLANT IN WILMINGTON, NC
Sponsor: Corning Inc
Purpose: EDUCATION
Date: Jan 5, 2000
Expense: $848.50
source

Destination: QUEENSTOWN, MD
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: AGRICULTURE COMMITTEE PLANNING SESSION
Date: Jan 28, 2000 (1 day)
Expense: $285.00
source

Destination:
Sponsor: Harvard University
Purpose: SPOKE TO FRESHMEN CONGRESSMEN
Date: Dec 14, 2000
Expense: $381.00
source

Destination: MEETINGS
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: BIPARTISAN CONGRESSIONAL RETREAT
Date: Mar 9, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $1,202.00
source

Destination: PHEASANT HUNT
Sponsor: Congressional Sportsmenís Foundation
Purpose: FUNDRAISING FOR CSF
Date: Mar 16, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $591.23
source

Destination: SPIRITUAL RETREAT
Sponsor: Faith & Politics Institute
Purpose: PRAYER & REFLECTION
Date: Oct 12, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $1,729.18
source

Destination: WASHINGTON D.C TO THE GREENBRIER, WV
Sponsor: Public Governance Institute
Purpose: CONGRESSIONAL RETREAT 2003
Date: Feb 28, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $1,707.00
source

Destination: TEL AVIV/ISRAEL
Sponsor: American Israel Education Foundation
Purpose: EDUCATION MISSION
Date: Aug 23, 2003 (8 days)
Expense: $10,137.68
source

Destination: RENO, NV
Sponsor: Safari Club International and affiliates
Purpose: SPEAKING ENGAGEMENT FOR SAFARI CLUB INTL. CONVENTION
Date: Jan 22, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $1,774.00
source

Destination: HAWK'S KAY, FLORIDA
Sponsor: Congressional Sportsmenís Foundation
Purpose: AS A CO-CHAIRMAN OF THE CONGRESSIONAL SPORTSMEN'S CAUCUS, MY PRESENCE WAS REQUIRED AT THEIR ANNUAL MEETING
Date: Mar 21, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $1,992.44
source


Congressional staff traveling under the office of Robin Hayes

Jon Causey
Andrew Duke
Neil Mahoney
Andy Munn
Timothy Peters
Thomas Sevier
Jennifer Thompson
Jana Weir



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

    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.