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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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(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

David Dreier


Total cost of 92 office trips: $158,756.42


Trips by David Dreier
Total cost of congressperson's 20 trips: $26,880.93

Destination: COLORADO SPRINGS, CO
Sponsor: Center for The Study of Popular Culture
Purpose: SPEECH
Date: Sep 3, 1999 (1 day)
Expense: $2,361.00
source

Destination: DAVOS, SWITZERLAND
Sponsor: World Economic Forum
Purpose: FACT FINDING
Date: Jan 28, 2000 (3 days)
Expense: $3,440.00
source

Destination: NEW YORK, NEW YORK
Sponsor: American International Group Inc
Purpose: FACT FINDING MEETINGS
Date: Apr 3, 2000
Expense: $425.00
source

Destination: NEW YORK, NY
Sponsor: American International Group Inc
Purpose: FACT FINDING MEETINGS
Date: Apr 10, 2000
Expense: $300.00
source

Destination: VAIL, COLORADO
Sponsor: Empower America
Purpose: SPEECH
Date: Aug 11, 2000 (1 day)
Expense: $1,027.74
source

Destination: GREENWICH, CT
Sponsor: Walker Digital Corporation
Purpose: FACT FINDING
Date: Sep 25, 2000
Expense: $445.00
source

Destination: BOSTON MASSACHUSETTS
Sponsor: TECHNET, MASSACHUSETTS, KEANE INC.
Purpose: TECHNOLOGY MEETING
Date: Oct 2, 2000
Expense: $744.85
source

Destination: DAVOS, SWITZERLAND
Sponsor: World Economic Forum
Purpose: FACT FINDING
Date: Jan 25, 2001 (4 days)
Expense: $3,450.00
source

Destination: BIPARTISAN CONGRESSIONAL RETREAT
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: MEETINGS
Date: Mar 9, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $786.00
source

Destination: MIAMI, FL
Sponsor: National Association of Chain Drug Stores
Purpose: SPEECH
Date: Nov 9, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $500.00
source

Destination: ECUADOR
Sponsor: Galapagos Conservancy
Purpose: TO REVIEW US-ECUADOR ENVIRONMENTAL AND RESOURCES RELATED ISSUES
Date: Jan 15, 2002 (2 days)
Expense: $4,798.00
source

Destination:
Sponsor: Congressional Institute Inc
Purpose: ELECTED LEADERSHIP MEETING
Date: Jan 24, 2002 (1 day)
Expense: $190.00
source

Destination:
Sponsor: Congressional Institute Inc
Purpose: HOUSE/SENATE REPUBLICAN PLANNING CONFERENCE
Date: Jan 30, 2002 (1 day)
Expense: $722.50
source

Destination: NEW YORK
Sponsor: World Economic Forum
Purpose: SPEAK AND PARTICIPATE IN MEETINGS WITH WORLD ECONOMIC LEADERS
Date: Feb 1, 2002 (2 days)
Expense: $1,425.50
source

Destination: ST. MICHAELS, MD
Sponsor: Congressional Institute Inc
Purpose: LEADERSHIP RETREAT
Date: Jan 29, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $717.00
source

Destination: GREENBRIER
Sponsor: Public Governance Institute
Purpose: CONGRESSIONAL RETREAT 2003
Date: Feb 28, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $888.00
source

Destination: MIAMI
Sponsor: NASDAQ
Purpose: SPEECH
Date: Mar 28, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $3,051.50
source

Destination:
Sponsor: CALIFORNIA DELEGATION RETREAT 2003
Purpose: CA DELEGATION CONFERENCE
Date: Dec 5, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $423.23
source

Destination: ST. MICHAELS, MARYLAND
Sponsor: Congressional Institute Inc
Purpose: DISCUSS CONGRESSIONAL AGENDA ITEMS FOR THIS SESSION OF CONGRESS
Date: Jan 14, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $900.21
source

Destination: KANSAS CITY
Sponsor: Agricultural Business Council of Kansas City
Purpose: SPEAKING ENGAGEMENT RE: AGRICULTURAL ISSUES
Date: Sep 16, 2005 (3 days)
Expense: $285.40
source


Congressional staff traveling under the office of David Dreier

Amanda Barnett
Stephanie Blanton
Alisa Do
Eunyoung Do
Vincent Erfe
Todd Gillenwater
Hugh Halpern
Eileen Harley
Amy Heerink
Adam Jarvis
Rachael Leman
Janice Mckinney
E Richard Mills
Lindsay Moorhead
Tara Ord
Amanda Pedigo
William Pitts
Vincent Randazzo
Matthew Reynolds
George Rogers
Brad Smith
Seth Webb



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.

Recent Posts

  • 11.17.14

    The Utility of a PhD

    Humanities professors at colleges and universities are re-thinking what it means to offer a PhD. The old model is proving unsustainable. It takes an average nine years to get a doctorate, but less than 60 percent of PhDs are finding tenure-track teaching jobs. This week, we look at a new report recommending academics view doctoral programs in a new light.
  • 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.