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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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Back to The Data

Office of

Thomas Daschle


Total cost of 40 office trips: $64,107.86


Trips by Thomas Daschle
Total cost of congressperson's 9 trips: $10,365.53

Destination: ORLANDO, FLORIDA
Sponsor: National Rural Electric Cooperative Association
Purpose: KEYNOTE ADDRESS
Date: Mar 19, 2000 (1 day)
Expense: $2,043.50
source

Destination: TO & FROM CHICAGO
Sponsor: National Cable and Telecommunications Association and affiliated cable organizations
Purpose: KEYNOTE SPEAKER
Date: Jun 11, 2001
Expense: $2,067.50
source

Destination: LAS VEGAS, NV
Sponsor: Teamsters Union
Purpose: KEYNOTE ADDRESS
Date: Jun 25, 2001
Expense: $1,839.00
source

Destination: SIOUX FALLS TO WASHINGTON, DC
Sponsor: Sioux Falls Chamber of Commerce
Purpose: KEYNOTE ADDRESS
Date: Oct 29, 2001
Expense: $1,100.00
source

Destination: WASHINGTON, DC TO NEW YORK CITY
Sponsor: Bertelsmann AG
Purpose: PUBLICITY FOR BOOK
Date: Aug 15, 2003
Expense: $229.00
source

Destination: WASHINGTON, DC TO NEW YORK CITY
Sponsor: Bertelsmann AG
Purpose: PUBLICITY FOR BOOK
Date: Nov 7, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $1,113.28
source

Destination: WASHINGTON, DC TO NEW YORK CITY
Sponsor: Bertelsmann AG
Purpose: PUBLICITY FOR BOOK
Date: Nov 16, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $565.19
source

Destination: WASHINGTON, DC TO NEW YORK CITY
Sponsor: Bertelsmann AG
Purpose: PUBLICITY FOR BOOK
Date: Dec 2, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $758.06
source

Destination: MANHATTAN, KS
Sponsor: KANSAS STATE UNIVERSITY
Purpose: SENATOR DASCHLE DELIVERED THE LANDON LECTURE ON MAY 10
Date: May 9, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $650.00
source


Congressional staff traveling under the office of Thomas Daschle

Josh Ackil
Jonathan Adelstein
Joan Huffer
Evan Johesman
Mark Lippert
Jeffrey Mitchell
Sheila Murphy
Eric Olsen
Eric Olson
Mark Patterson
Daniel Pfeiffer
Sean Richardson
Joe Trahern
Peter Umhofer
Zabrae Valentine
Brad Van Dam



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

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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.