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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

Larry Combest


Total cost of 219 office trips: $228,448.05


Trips by Larry Combest
Total cost of congressperson's 8 trips: $14,134.58

Destination: WYE RIVER CONFERENCE CENTER, QUEENSTOWN, MARYLAND
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: BIPARTISAN AGRICULTURE COMMITTEE RETREAT
Date: Jan 28, 2000 (1 day)
Expense: $482.00
source

Destination: CHARLESTON, SC
Sponsor: Cotton Warehouse Association of America
Purpose: ADDRESS THEIR ANNUAL MEETING
Date: Jun 23, 2000 (2 days)
Expense: $822.59
source

Destination: WASHINGTON DC-STEAMBOAT SPRINGS, CO
Sponsor: American Sugar Alliance
Purpose: TALK ABOUT FARM LEGISLATION
Date: Aug 6, 2000 (2 days)
Expense: $1,929.37
source

Destination: NEW YORK CITY
Sponsor: American Horse Council
Purpose: FACT FINDING
Date: Oct 26, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $2,121.42
source

Destination: ST. LOUIS, MO
Sponsor: American Farm Bureau Federation and affiliates
Purpose: KEYNOTE ADDRESS TO 2001 ANNUAL MEETING
Date: Dec 2, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $602.02
source

Destination: DENVER, WASHINGTON
Sponsor: National Cotton Council
Purpose: SPEAK TO NCC ANNUAL MEETING
Date: Feb 8, 2002 (2 days)
Expense: $4,042.18
source

Destination: FT. WORTH, TX
Sponsor: Texas Independent Ginners Association
Purpose: ADDRESS GENERAL SESSION AND PRESIDENT'S DINNER
Date: Mar 11, 2002 (1 day)
Expense: $1,058.62
source

Destination: TAMPA, FL
Sponsor: National Cotton Council
Purpose: ADDRESS NATIONAL MEETING ON AGRICULTURE ISSUES
Date: Feb 9, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $3,076.38
source


Congressional staff traveling under the office of Larry Combest

Andy Baker
Shanna Brown
Chip Carley
Christy Cromley
Christopher D'arcy
Bryan Daniel
Dawn Deberry
Dave Ebersole
Kathleen Elder
Danelle Farmer
Ryan Flynn
Claire Folbre
Lynn Gallagher
Brent Gattis
John Goldberg
Jeff Harrison
Stephen Haterius
Virginia Haterius
John Haugen
Ryan Henry
Vernie Hubert
Craig Jagger
Andrew Johnson
Lance Kotschwar
Kevin Kramp
Rob Lehman
Alan Mackey
Sarah Matz
Russell Middleton
Hunter Moorhead
William O'conner
Ryan O'neal
Elizabeth Parker
John Riley
Kathryn Scott
Tom Sell
Christy Seyfert
Anne Simmons
Pelhan Straughn
David Tenny
Dave Terry
Richard Thomson
Jason Vaillancourt
Walter Vinson
Ryan Weston
Keith Williams
Greg Zerzan



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.