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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

Jennifer Dunn


Total cost of 51 office trips: $134,960.74


Trips by Jennifer Dunn
Total cost of congressperson's 8 trips: $24,957.33

Destination: DAVOS, SWITZERLAND
Sponsor: World Economic Forum
Purpose: PARTICIPATION IN THE WORLD ECONOMIC FORUM'S ANNUAL MEETING
Date: Jan 26, 2000 (5 days)
Expense: $7,490.53
source

Destination: THE HOMESTEAD, HOT SPRINGS, VA
Sponsor: Tax Coalition
Purpose: A SPEECH
Date: Apr 28, 2000 (1 day)
Expense: $358.06
source

Destination: ZURICH
Sponsor: World Economic Forum
Purpose: PARTICIPATION IN THE WORLD ECONOMIC FORUM'S ANNUAL MTG.
Date: Jan 24, 2001 (5 days)
Expense: $7,161.00
source

Destination: NEW YORK CITY
Sponsor: Ernst & Young LLP
Purpose: ADDRESS ERNST & YOUNG EXEC.S AND ATTEND THE CATALYST DINNER
Date: Apr 2, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $893.62
source

Destination: WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, WVA
Sponsor: Grocery Manufacturers of America
Purpose: SPEECH TO THEIR EXECUTIVE CONFERENCE
Date: Jun 9, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $980.26
source

Destination: GREENBRIER-NEW YORK CITY (LA GUARDIA)-WASHINGTON, DC
Sponsor: World Economic Forum
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL
Date: Feb 1, 2002 (3 days)
Expense: $1,802.00
source

Destination:
Sponsor: World Economic Forum
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL
Date: Jan 22, 2003 (5 days)
Expense: $0.00
source

Destination: FROM DALLAS TO LONDON, UK TO SEATTLE, WA
Sponsor: Ripon Society and Ripon Educational Fund
Purpose: RIPON EDUCATIONAL FUND TRANSATLANTIC CONFERENCE IN LONDON, ENGLAND
Date: Aug 5, 2003 (5 days)
Expense: $6,271.86
source


Congressional staff traveling under the office of Jennifer Dunn

Douglas Badger
Vergil Cabasco
Ashley Cohen
Ruel Dunn
James Hager
Douglas Lathrop
Ben Lenderman
Paul Schlegel
Pierce Scranton
Yelena Vaynberg



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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    The Utility of a PhD

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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

    Radio: The Internet of the 1930s

    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.