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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

Thomas Davis


Total cost of 87 office trips: $166,215.66


Trips by Thomas Davis
Total cost of congressperson's 11 trips: $27,744.35

Destination: LAS VEGAS
Sponsor: Consumer Electronics Association
Purpose: CONSUMER ELECTRONICS PRODUCT - EDUCATION / IT SPECHES & PANELS
Date: Jan 5, 2000 (3 days)
Expense: $1,614.81
source

Destination: BOSTON, MA
Sponsor: TECHNET, MASSACHUSETTS, KEANE, INC.
Purpose: DISCUSSION W/ 20 LEADING NEW ENGLAND TECHNOLOGY EXECUTIVES
Date: Oct 2, 2000
Expense: $744.85
source

Destination: MEXICO CITY
Sponsor: US-Mexico Chamber of Commerce
Purpose: INAUGURATION OF MEXICAN PRESIDENT - MEETINGS
Date: Nov 29, 2000
Expense: $400.00
source

Destination: LAS VEGAS, NV
Sponsor: Consumer Electronics Association
Purpose: TOUR CONSUMER ELECTRONICS SHOW AND LARGEST TECH TRADE SHOW
Date: Jan 7, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $339.50
source

Destination: PANAMA, EL SALVADOR
Sponsor: US-PANAMA BUSINESS COUNCIL, GREATER AMERICA BUSINESS COALITION
Purpose: FACT FINDING, TELECOM ISSUES, EARTHQUAKE DAMAGE
Date: May 28, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $2,960.00
source

Destination: GREECE
Sponsor: United Hellenic American Congress
Purpose: FACT FINDING, INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS/TRADE
Date: Aug 26, 2001 (4 days)
Expense: $7,329.16
source

Destination: COSTA RICA
Sponsor: REPUBLICANS ABROAD
Purpose: FACT FINDING
Date: Nov 2, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $3,055.00
source

Destination: FT. LAUDERDALE
Sponsor: American Bankers Association
Purpose: ADDRESS ABA LEGISLATIVE CONFERENCE
Date: Feb 9, 2002
Expense: $570.31
source

Destination: EGYPT
Sponsor: Egypt's International Economic Forum
Purpose: GUEST SPEAKER AT ECONOMIC FORUM
Date: May 25, 2002 (5 days)
Expense: $7,200.00
source

Destination: LAS VEGAS
Sponsor: Consumer Electronics Association
Purpose: PARTICIPATE ON PANEL 1/8/05
Date: Jan 7, 2005 (2 days)
Expense: $3,180.72
source

Destination: ASPEN RYE RIVER CONFERENCE CENTER, QUEENSBURG, MD
Sponsor: Public Governance Institute
Purpose: COMMITTEE ON HOMELAND SECURITY RETREAT
Date: Mar 7, 2005 (1 day)
Expense: $350.00
source


Congressional staff traveling under the office of Thomas Davis

Allyson Blandford
Lawrence Brady
Darcie Brickner
Ellen Brown
John Callender
Stephen Cima
Thomas Costa
Kathryn Coulter
Drew Crockett
Uyen Dinh
Gabriele Forsyth
Roland Foster
Danielle Hallcom
Amy Heerink
Jaime Hjort
John Hunter
Barbara Kahlow
Edward Kidd
Scott Kopple
Christopher Lopez
Marta Lubeck
David Marin
Ronald Martinson
Michael May
Kristine Mcelroy
Shannon Meade
Elizabeth Meyer
R Nicholas Palarino
Chas Phillips
Ashley Proctor
John Rowe
M H Sirh
Dan Skopec
Brian Stout
Shannon Weinberg
Melissa Wojciak
Bill Womack



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.