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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

Ron Wyden


Total cost of 31 office trips: $42,435.30


Trips by Ron Wyden
Total cost of congressperson's 12 trips: $21,890.57

Destination: NEW YORK, NY
Sponsor: INTERNATIONAL RADIO AND TELEVISION SOCIETY FOUNDATION
Purpose: SPEECH TO INTERNET ISSUES 2000 FORUM
Date: Apr 30, 2000 (1 day)
Expense: $266.00
source

Destination: SEATTLE, WA
Sponsor: Assisted Living Federation of America
Purpose: SPEECH TO ASSISTED LIVING FEDERATION OF AMERICA FALL CONFERENCE
Date: Sep 9, 2000 (2 days)
Expense: $2,700.91
source

Destination: SAN FRANCISCO, CA
Sponsor: National Association of Broadcasters
Purpose: SPEECH TO NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF BROADCASTERS CONGRESSIONAL BREAKFAST
Date: Sep 22, 2000 (2 days)
Expense: $3,933.63
source

Destination: PORTLAND, OR - ATLANTA, GA - WASHINGTON, DC
Sponsor: American Israel Public Affairs Committee and affiliates
Purpose: SPEECH TO AMERICAN ISRAEL PUBLIC AFFAIRS COMMITTEE ATLANTA CHAPTER ANNUAL DINNER
Date: Nov 28, 2000
Expense: $1,641.00
source

Destination: MEDFORD, OR - LOS ANGELES, CA - WASHINGTON, DC
Sponsor: American Israel Public Affairs Committee and affiliates
Purpose: SPEECHES TO AMERICAN ISRAEL PUBLIC AFFAIRS COMMITTEE LOS ANGELES AND SAN DIEGO CHAPTERS
Date: Dec 12, 2000 (2 days)
Expense: $1,645.17
source

Destination: LEESBURG, VA
Sponsor: Chamber of Commerce for the USA
Purpose: PARTICIPATE IN NATIONAL CHAMBER FOUNDATION CONSUMER PRIVACY CONFERENCE
Date: Jul 20, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $595.34
source

Destination: VAIL, CO
Sponsor: PACIFIC CREST SECURITIES
Purpose: PARTICIPATE IN PACIFIC CREST SECURITIES ANNUAL ELECTRONIC TECHNOLOGY CONFERENCE
Date: Aug 10, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $2,751.31
source

Destination: EUGENE, OR - PHOENIX, AZ - PORTLAND, OR
Sponsor: United Jewish Communities
Purpose: SPEECH TO UJC YOUNG LEADERSHIP CABINET RETREAT
Date: Aug 8, 2002 (1 day)
Expense: $868.92
source

Destination: PHILADELPHIA, PA
Sponsor: United Jewish Communities
Purpose: SPEECH TO UNITED JEWISH COMMUNITIES ANNUAL CONFERENCE ROUNDTABLE
Date: Nov 21, 2002 (2 days)
Expense: $418.26
source

Destination: SCOTTSDALE, AZ
Sponsor: United Jewish Communities
Purpose: SPEECH TO UNITED JEWISH COMMUNITIES YOUNG LEADERSHIP CABINET RETREAT
Date: Jul 25, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $596.33
source

Destination: ISRAEL
Sponsor: Tel Aviv University American Council
Purpose: FACT FINDING MISSION TO ISRAEL
Date: Dec 25, 2003 (5 days)
Expense: $5,123.00
source

Destination: STANFORD, CA
Sponsor: Stanford University
Purpose: SPEECH TO SIEPR 2004 ECONOMIC SUMMIT
Date: Feb 26, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $1,350.70
source


Congressional staff traveling under the office of Ron Wyden

Sarah Bittleman
Josh Kardon
Stephanie Kennon
Joshua Sheinkman
David Sohn



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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  • 11.17.14

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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.