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(Photos: Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library)

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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

Doc Hastings


Total cost of 43 office trips: $70,863.32


Trips by Doc Hastings
Total cost of congressperson's 8 trips: $18,369.93

Destination: UNITED KINGDOM
Sponsor: BNFL Nuclear Services Inc
Purpose: VISIT SALLAFIELD NUCLEAR SITE
Date: Jan 17, 2000 (4 days)
Expense: $7,813.00
source

Destination: THE GREENBRIER-WEST VIRGINIA
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: BIPARTISAN CONGRESSIONAL RETREAT
Date: Mar 9, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $1,202.00
source

Destination: JACKSONVILLE, FL
Sponsor: Exchange-Monitor Publications Inc
Purpose: SPEAKING ENGAGEMENT
Date: Oct 22, 2001
Expense: $859.66
source

Destination: JACKSONVILLE, FL
Sponsor: Exchange-Monitor Publications Inc
Purpose: SPEAKING ENGAGEMENT ON NUCLEAR POLICY
Date: Oct 14, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $1,416.71
source

Destination: PASCO, WA - TUCSON, AZ - WASHINGTON, DC
Sponsor: WASTE MANAGEMENT SYMPOSIA, INC.
Purpose: SPEAKER ON DOE AND WHAT CONGRESS CAN EXPECT TO DO WITH THE FY '05 BUDGET REQUEST FOR CLEAN UP PROGRAMS
Date: Feb 29, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $1,202.90
source

Destination: YAKIMA, WA - STUART ISLAND, B.C. - PASCO, WA
Sponsor: Washington Group International Inc
Purpose: TO ATTEND AND PARTICIPATE IN AN ENERGY SYMPOSIUM FOCUSED ON NATIONAL ENERGY POLICY
Date: Jul 30, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $3,170.00
source

Destination: CHICAGO, IL
Sponsor: US Apple Association
Purpose: SPEAKER AT NATIONAL ASSOCIATION MEETING
Date: Aug 19, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $1,067.66
source

Destination: MR. HASTINGS: DC-PHOENIX, AZ-PASCO, WA MRS. HASTINGS: PASCO, WA-PHOENIX, AZ-PASCO, WA
Sponsor: Congressional Institute Inc
Purpose: 104TH CLASS RETREAT
Date: Jan 7, 2005 (2 days)
Expense: $1,638.00
source


Congressional staff traveling under the office of Doc Hastings

Jessica Baker
James Brown
Ed Cassidy
Jon Devaney
Elizabeth Fortunato
Jessica Gleason
Jennifer Gorski
J Stevens Lanich
Jeff Markey
Tyler Prout
Jennifer Scott
Jenn Spurgat
Staci Stevenson
Douglas Stout
Stephanie Thornton
Tiffany Turner
Todd Young



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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