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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

Lindsey Graham


Total cost of 60 office trips: $139,992.43


Trips by Lindsey Graham
Total cost of congressperson's 13 trips: $22,461.19

Destination: AUGUSTA, GEORGIA
Sponsor: Corning Inc
Purpose: CORNING PUBLIC POLICY CONFERENCE
Date: Mar 8, 2002 (2 days)
Expense: $841.00
source

Destination: SEA ISLAND, GEORGIA
Sponsor: South Carolina Manufacturers Alliance
Purpose: POLICY BRIEFING AND SPEECH TO ANNUAL MEETING OF SC. MANUFACTURING ALLIANCE
Date: May 16, 2002 (1 day)
Expense: $1,071.00
source

Destination: ALBANY, GA
Sponsor: QUAIL UNLIMITED
Purpose: SPEAKING ENGAGEMENT
Date: Feb 1, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $1,119.00
source

Destination: LOS ANGELES, CA
Sponsor: Motion Picture Association of America
Purpose: COPYRIGHT MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS BRIEFING
Date: Feb 18, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $839.75
source

Destination: COLOMBIA, SC TO DULLES
Sponsor: General Electric Co
Purpose: SPEAKING ENGAGEMENT
Date: Mar 1, 2003
Expense: $601.50
source

Destination: NEW YORK, NY
Sponsor: Business Roundtable
Purpose: SPEAKING ENGAGEMENT
Date: May 1, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $736.94
source

Destination: LAGUARDIA, NY TO COLUMBIA, SC
Sponsor: Walt Disney Co
Purpose: SPEAKING ENGAGEMENT
Date: May 3, 2003
Expense: $828.00
source

Destination: ORLANDO, FLORIDA
Sponsor: PATHOLOGY SERVICES ASSOCIATES
Purpose: SPEAKING ENGAGEMENT
Date: Jul 18, 2003 (4 days)
Expense: $1,043.00
source

Destination: ROME, ITALY
Sponsor: Nuclear Energy Institute
Purpose: FACT FINDING TRIP TO NUCLEAR FACILITIES
Date: Aug 2, 2003 (5 days)
Expense: $10,638.00
source

Destination: HONOLULU, HAWAII
Sponsor: Sony Corporation
Purpose: KEYNOTE, SONY OPEN FORUM 2005 "ERA OF CONVERGENCE: RE-EXAMINING ITS THREATS AND OPPORTUNITIES."
Date: Jan 10, 2005 (6 days)
Expense: $3,793.00
source

Destination: LA QUINTA, CALIFORNIA
Sponsor: Association of Trial Lawyers of America and affiliates
Purpose: KEYNOTE SPEAKER, AMERICAN TRIAL LAWYERS ASSOCIATION 2005 WINTER CONVENTION
Date: Jan 30, 2005
Expense: $260.00
source

Destination: JACKSONVILLE, FLORIDA
Sponsor: Headers Project
Purpose: PARTICIPATE IN INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE REGARDING U.S./MUSLIM RELATIONS
Date: Feb 25, 2005 (1 day)
Expense: $200.00
source

Destination: NEW ORLEANS, LA
Sponsor: SOUTHEAST AMERICAN BOARD OF TRIAL ADVOCATES
Purpose: KEYNOTE SPEAKER, SOUTHEAST ABOTA NATIONAL CONVENTION
Date: Apr 7, 2005 (1 day)
Expense: $490.00
source


Congressional staff traveling under the office of Lindsey Graham

Denise Bauld
Laura Bauld
Ed Bonapfel
Ellen Bradley
Thomas Burris
Michael Conschafter
Charles Durkin
Jessica Efird
Stephen Flippin
Aleix Jarvis
Stephanie Kaufmann
Andrew King
Jennifer Olson
Richard Perry
Matthew Rimkunas
Rene Tewkesbury



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

    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

    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.