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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

Bob Clement


Total cost of 23 office trips: $34,437.48


Trips by Bob Clement
Total cost of congressperson's 9 trips: $18,307.94

Destination: NASHVILLE - FLAGSTAFF/SCOTTSDALE, AZ
Sponsor: BNSF Railway Company
Purpose: ASSOCIATION OF AMERICAN RAILROADS LEGISLATIVE CONFERENCE
Date: Feb 22, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $5,412.14
source

Destination: SCOTTSDALE, ARIZONA
Sponsor: Association of American Railroads
Purpose: LEGISLATIVE CONFERENCE
Date: Feb 23, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $3,370.50
source

Destination: WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, WEST VIRGINIA
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: BI PARTISAN CONGRESSIONAL RETREAT
Date: Mar 10, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $475.00
source

Destination: D.C.-NASHVILLE, TN
Sponsor: Recording Industry Association of America
Purpose: INFORMATIONAL TRIP
Date: Apr 26, 2001
Expense: $1,750.00
source

Destination: NASHVILLE - JACKSON HOLE - WASHINGTON, D.C.
Sponsor: Association of American Railroads
Purpose: LEGISLATIVE CONFERENCE
Date: Jul 5, 2001 (4 days)
Expense: $2,421.00
source

Destination: WASHINGTON UNION STATION-NEW YORK PENN STATION
Sponsor: Amtrak
Purpose: RAIL INSPECTION TRIP
Date: Jul 13, 2001
Expense: $286.00
source

Destination: D.C. TO NEW YORK
Sponsor: Amtrak
Purpose: CONGRESSIONAL TRAVEL TO VISIT GROUND ZERO
Date: Oct 18, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $269.00
source

Destination: D.C. - CHICAGO - NASHVILLE, TN
Sponsor: Amtrak
Purpose: RAIL INSPECTION TRIP
Date: Dec 19, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $1,165.50
source

Destination: D.C. - FT. LAUDERDALE - NASHVILLE
Sponsor: Association of American Railroads
Purpose: LEGISLATIVE CONFERENCE
Date: Jan 8, 2002 (13 days)
Expense: $3,158.80
source


Congressional staff traveling under the office of Bob Clement

Stephen Gardner
Aretha Jones
Caroline Nielson
Carolyn Waugh



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.
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