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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

Charles Gonzalez


Total cost of 45 office trips: $73,606.33


Trips by Charles Gonzalez
Total cost of congressperson's 9 trips: $17,814.49

Destination: LAS VEGAS
Sponsor: Consumer Electronics Association
Purpose: 2004 INTERNATIONAL CES TECHNOLOGY PROGRAM
Date: Jan 7, 2004 (4 days)
Expense: $2,223.44
source

Destination:
Sponsor: All Kinds of Minds
Purpose: MEETING ON EDUCATIONAL ISSUES
Date: Mar 12, 2004 (3 days)
Expense: $304.00
source

Destination: SAN DIEGO
Sponsor: United States Telecom Association and state affiliates
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL-TELECOM POLICY
Date: Apr 13, 2004 (3 days)
Expense: $1,724.00
source

Destination: TAIWAN, ROC
Sponsor: Chinese International Economic Cooperation Association
Purpose: FACT FINDING EDUCATIONAL VISIT
Date: Nov 5, 2004 (6 days)
Expense: $7,250.00
source

Destination: WASHINGTON DC TO LAS VEGAS, NV
Sponsor: Consumer Electronics Association
Purpose: 2005 INTERNATIONAL CES TECHNOLOGY PROGRAM
Date: Jan 5, 2005 (4 days)
Expense: $2,111.14
source

Destination: LAS VEGAS-DETROIT-SAN ANTONIO
Sponsor: Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers Inc
Purpose: FACT FINDING TRIP
Date: Jan 9, 2005 (2 days)
Expense: $1,606.20
source

Destination: WASHINGTON DC-SARASOTA-SAN ANTONIO (DISTRICT)
Sponsor: United States Telecom Association and state affiliates
Purpose: TELECOM EDUCATIONAL PROGRAM
Date: Feb 22, 2005 (3 days)
Expense: $1,801.31
source

Destination: HOUSTON TX
Sponsor: Greater Houston Partnership
Purpose: GREATER HOUSTON PARTNERSHIP 2005 TX CONGRESSIONAL SUMMIT
Date: Feb 28, 2005
Expense: $202.40
source

Destination: CAMBRIDGE, MD
Sponsor: Telecommunications Industry Association
Purpose: POLICY SUMMIT
Date: Apr 8, 2005 (2 days)
Expense: $592.00
source


Congressional staff traveling under the office of Charles Gonzalez

Greg Davis
Rosemary Garza
Kevin Kimble
Adrian Saenz
Stephanie Smith
Anthony Zaffirini



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.