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(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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Office of

Richard Pombo


Total cost of 165 office trips: $241,508.78


Trips by Richard Pombo
Total cost of congressperson's 7 trips: $20,534.81

Destination: NELSON, NEW ZEALAND
Sponsor: INTERNATIONAL FOUNDATION FOR THE CONSERVATION OF NATURAL RESOURCES
Purpose: FACT FINDING
Date: Nov 15, 2000 (5 days)
Expense: $10,120.20
source

Destination: TOUR CEDARS-SINAI MEDICAL CENTER IN L.A.
Sponsor: Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
Purpose: TO GAIN KNOWLEDGE IN MEDICAL EDUCATION
Date: Jan 6, 2002 (2 days)
Expense: $928.58
source

Destination: RETREAT IN BALTIMORE, MD
Sponsor: Heritage Foundation
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL
Date: Jan 28, 2002 (1 day)
Expense: $263.00
source

Destination: SHIMONOSEKI
Sponsor: INTERNATIONAL FOUNDATION FOR THE CONSERVATION OF NATURAL RESOURCES
Purpose: CHAIR MEETING OF THE SUSTAINABLE USE PARLIAMENTARIANS UNION
Date: May 16, 2002 (5 days)
Expense: $6,594.68
source

Destination: WASHINGTON, D.C.-DEARBORN, MI
Sponsor: Ford Motor Co
Purpose: ATTEND FORD CENTENNIAL CELEBRATION
Date: Jun 13, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $691.86
source

Destination: NYC
Sponsor: VIETNAM VETERANS MEMORIAL FUND AND NEW YORK STOCK EXCHANGE
Purpose: RING THE OPENING BELL AT THE STOCK EXCHANGE
Date: Oct 19, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $1,055.78
source

Destination: WESTIN MISSION HILLS, CA
Sponsor: Public Governance Institute
Purpose: CA DELEGATION RETREAT
Date: Dec 5, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $880.71
source


Congressional staff traveling under the office of Richard Pombo

Cynthia Ahwinona
Jack Belcher
Kathleen Benedetto
Kristen Bossi
Thomas Brierton
Harry Burroughs
Jessica Carter
Kurt Christensen
Meghan Conklin
Alissa Connor
Michael Correia
Jay Cranford
Steven Ding
Lindsay Doll
Teresa Fierro
Christopher Fluhr
Christopher Foster
Lucas Frances
Nicole Goehring
Robert Gordon
James Hall
Douglas Haye
Richard Healy
Robert Howarth
Tod Hull
Laura Hylden
Amelia Jenkins
Joshua Johnson
Brian Kennedy
Daniel Kish
J Stevens Lanich
Amanda Lawson
Joanna Mackay
Matt Miller
Michael Olsen
James Ottem
Tracey Parker
Jeffrey Petrich
Joshua Rolph
Vince Sampson
Kristin Schrader
Todd Smith
Whitney Smith
Marla Sousa
Matthew Street
Amy Taylor
Erica Tergeson
Daniel Val Kish
Seth Voyles
Catherine Ware
David Watkins
Kiel Weaver
David Whaley
Todd Willens
Ryan Yates
David Zacher
Jennifer Zuccarelli



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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    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

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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.