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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

Phil Gingrey


Total cost of 28 office trips: $62,699.83


Trips by Phil Gingrey
Total cost of congressperson's 10 trips: $31,801.06

Destination: WV
Sponsor: Public Governance Institute
Purpose: CONGRESSIONAL RETREAT 2003
Date: Feb 28, 2003
Expense: $1,751.00
source

Destination: ISRAEL
Sponsor: American Israel Education Foundation
Purpose: EDUCATION MISSION
Date: Aug 23, 2003 (8 days)
Expense: $9,716.84
source

Destination: FT. LAUDERDALE
Sponsor: South Atlantic Association of Obstetricians
Purpose: SPEECH
Date: Jan 18, 2004
Expense: $456.70
source

Destination: DCA
Sponsor: American Academy of Dermatology Association
Purpose: SPEECH
Date: Feb 8, 2004
Expense: $335.00
source

Destination: DCA
Sponsor: American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
Purpose: SPEECH
Date: May 1, 2004
Expense: $98.00
source

Destination: DCA - ATL
Sponsor: Delta Air Lines Inc
Purpose: SPEECH
Date: May 21, 2004
Expense: $229.10
source

Destination: LAKE CHARLES
Sponsor: Charles Boustany for Congress
Purpose:
Date: Aug 5, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $1,197.02
source

Destination: LITTLE ROCK
Sponsor: no sponsor listed on form
Purpose:
Date: Aug 12, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $2,035.40
source

Destination: ATL - TAIWAN - REPUBLIC OF CHINA - DCA
Sponsor: Chinese International Economic Cooperation Association
Purpose: FACT-FINDING & EDUCATION VISIT
Date: Nov 30, 2004 (4 days)
Expense: $14,500.00
source

Destination: ATLANTA-JACKSONVILLE, AMELIA ISLAND-WASHINGTON DC
Sponsor: GTMA: ASSOCIATION OF GA'S TEXTILE, CARPET AND CONSUMER PRODUCTS MANUFACTURERS
Purpose: SPEECH
Date: May 8, 2005 (2 days)
Expense: $1,482.00
source


Congressional staff traveling under the office of Phil Gingrey

Todd Coons
Robert Herriott
Mitch Hunter
Jonathan Osborne
David Oxner
Brian Robinson
Joshua Waller



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.