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(Photos: Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library)

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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

David Hobson


Total cost of 29 office trips: $134,247.93


Trips by David Hobson
Total cost of congressperson's 10 trips: $70,070.23

Destination: WHITE SULPHER SPRINGS, W VA
Sponsor: Croplife America
Purpose: ACPA ANNUAL MEETING
Date: Sep 23, 2000 (1 day)
Expense: $4,900.28
source

Destination: EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND
Sponsor: Ripon Society and Ripon Educational Fund
Purpose: 2001 TRANS ATLANTIC CONFERENCE
Date: Aug 10, 2001 (10 days)
Expense: $19,571.56
source

Destination: WHITE SULPHER SPRINGS, W VA
Sponsor: Croplife America
Purpose: ACPA ANNUAL MEETING
Date: Sep 28, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $4,867.98
source

Destination: LANAI, HAWAII
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: CONFERENCE ON US-CHINA RELATIONS
Date: Jan 17, 2003 (5 days)
Expense: $8,625.78
source

Destination: WASHINGTON, D.C. AND COLUMBUS, OHIO TO MONTEGO BAY, JAMAICA
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN A CONFERENCE ON EDUCATION REFORM
Date: Feb 14, 2003 (5 days)
Expense: $5,463.40
source

Destination: PALM BEACH, FL - WASHINGTON, D.C.
Sponsor: Croplife America
Purpose: MEETING TO DISCUSS OUTLOOK FOR AGRICULTURAL & ENVIRONMENTAL LEGISLATION
Date: Feb 21, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $1,142.30
source

Destination: CANCUUN, MEXICO
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN A CONFERENCE ON EDUCATION REFORM
Date: Feb 17, 2004 (5 days)
Expense: $5,883.00
source

Destination: BUDAPEST, HUNGARY
Sponsor: Ripon Society and Ripon Educational Fund
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN THE 2004 TRANSATLANTIC CONFERENCE
Date: Nov 6, 2004 (6 days)
Expense: $15,226.78
source

Destination: WASHINGTON, D.C.-FT. MYERS, FL-COLUMBUS, OH
Sponsor: American Shipbuilding Association
Purpose: CONGRESSIONAL/INDUSTRY WORKSHOP
Date: Nov 30, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $1,851.84
source

Destination: KEY BISCAYNE, FLORIDA
Sponsor: Ripon Society and Ripon Educational Fund
Purpose: 2005 CONGRESSIONAL ADVISORY BOARD POLICY CONFERENCE
Date: Jan 12, 2005 (4 days)
Expense: $2,537.31
source


Congressional staff traveling under the office of David Hobson

Mary Beth Carozza
Ryan Gang
Ryan Gaug
Kenneth Kraft
Wayne Struble
Brian Worth



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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    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.