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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

Steve Chabot


Total cost of 21 office trips: $77,155.96


Trips by Steve Chabot
Total cost of congressperson's 8 trips: $31,228.96

Destination: CATS RETREAT, BALTIMORE INNER HARBOR
Sponsor: Heritage Foundation
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL
Date: Jan 4, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $387.00
source

Destination: HERITAGE FOUNDATION CONSERVATIVE MEMBER RETREAT
Sponsor: Heritage Foundation
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL
Date: Jan 28, 2002 (1 day)
Expense: $347.00
source

Destination:
Sponsor: United States Association of Former Members of Congress
Purpose: TO ATTEND 19TH ANNUAL CONGRESS-BUNDESTAG SEMINAR
Date: Mar 26, 2002 (2 days)
Expense: $1,192.50
source

Destination: TAIWAN AND JAPAN
Sponsor: Chinese International Economic Cooperation Association
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN INTL. INTER-PARLIAMENTARY CONFERENCE ON ASIAN-PACIFIC SECURITY AND MEET WITH TAIWANESE OFFICIALS INCLUDING PRESIDENT, VP, PREMIER SPEAKER AND LEGISLATORS, AND TO MEET WITH JAPANESE MINISTERS, AND LEGISLATORS
Date: Jan 13, 2003 (8 days)
Expense: $8,539.00
source

Destination: Pakistan-LaHore,Kotli Nunan, Islamabad, Muzzafarrabad; India-Bombay, ahmedabad, New Delhi;Taiwan-Taipei
Sponsor: Inayat Begum Foundation, Jubilee Campaign USA, Chinese International Economic Cooperative Association
Purpose: To meet with and build relationships with local officials and NGO's, particularly on human rights issues. Taiwan-Speak to Asia Pacific Security Interparlimentary forum, meet with President, Vice President, and Prime Minister
Date: Jan 3, 2004 (12 days)
Expense: $6,959.92
source

Destination: DC, NY, Cincinnati, OH
Sponsor: Humpty Dumpty Institute
Purpose: Meetings with United Nations officials
Date: May 6, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $336.50
source

Destination: Chicago, Tel Aviv,
Sponsor: American Jewish Committee
Purpose: Educational seminar in Jordan and Israel
Date: Nov 6, 2004 (6 days)
Expense: $12,584.50
source

Destination: DC - BALTIMORE
Sponsor: Chabot for Congress
Purpose: CONSERVATIVE MEMBER RETREAT
Date: Feb 3, 2005 (2 days)
Expense: $882.54
source


Congressional staff traveling under the office of Steve Chabot

Kevin Fitzpatrick
Mike Smullen



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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