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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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Office of

Ralph Regula


Total cost of 30 office trips: $91,093.50


Trips by Ralph Regula
Total cost of congressperson's 11 trips: $50,142.16

Destination: PRAGUE, CZECH REPUBLIC
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN A CONFERENCE ON U.S. - RUSSIAN RELATIONS
Date: Aug 20, 2000 (6 days)
Expense: $4,951.20
source

Destination: ST. PETERSBURG, FLORIDA
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN A CONFERENCE ON EDUCATION
Date: Feb 16, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $3,372.00
source

Destination: HELSINKI, FINLAND
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN A CONFERENCE ON U.S.-RUSSIA RELATIONS
Date: Aug 19, 2001 (7 days)
Expense: $7,817.26
source

Destination: WASHINGTON, D.C./MIAMI, FLORIDA; CLEVELAND, OHIO
Sponsor: Association of American Railroads
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN A LEGISLATIVE CONFERENCE
Date: Jan 17, 2002 (2 days)
Expense: $1,684.34
source

Destination: PHOENIX, ARIZ
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN A CONFERENCE ON EDUCATION
Date: Feb 15, 2002 (3 days)
Expense: $5,832.00
source

Destination: JACKSONVILLE
Sponsor: American Gas Association
Purpose: SPEAK TO AGA PUBLIC AFFAIRS & MARKETING FORUM
Date: Apr 4, 2002 (1 day)
Expense: $848.72
source

Destination: UNION STATION, NEW YORK, N.Y.
Sponsor: Edmond J Safra Philanthropic Foundation
Purpose: SPEECH AT DEDICATION OF SAFRA SYNAGOGUE, N.Y., N.Y.
Date: Dec 5, 2002
Expense: $452.00
source

Destination: DCA - MONTEGO BAY - CLEVELAND
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL SEMINAR/CONFERENCE
Date: Feb 14, 2003 (5 days)
Expense: $8,924.80
source

Destination: CANCUN, MEX.
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN A CONFERENCE ON EDUCATION REFORM
Date: Feb 17, 2004 (5 days)
Expense: $9,188.02
source

Destination: CANCUN MEXICO
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: CONFERENCE ON EDUCATION
Date: Feb 22, 2005 (5 days)
Expense: $5,425.80
source

Destination: WASHINGTON DULLES - LOS ANGELES - CLEVELAND, OHIO
Sponsor: BROAD FOUNDATION
Purpose: 2005 STRATEGIC ADVISORY RETREAT W/ NATIONAL EDUCATION LEADERS TO DISCUSS FUTURE INVESTMENT
Date: Mar 11, 2005 (2 days)
Expense: $1,646.02
source


Congressional staff traveling under the office of Ralph Regula

Viquar Ahmad
Karen Buttaro
Susan Firth
Jason Grove
Rick Limardo
Lori Rowley
Connie Veillette



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.