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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

Bob Filner


Total cost of 14 office trips: $11,924.29


Trips by Bob Filner
Total cost of congressperson's 9 trips: $7,911.55

Destination: BIRMINGHAM, MONTGOMERY, & SELMA, ALABAMA
Sponsor: Faith & Politics Institute
Purpose: CIVIL RIGHTS PILGRIMAGE
Date: Mar 3, 2000 (2 days)
Expense: $764.00
source

Destination: LOS ANGELES, CA.
Sponsor: American Hellenic Council of California
Purpose: SPEECH & ACCEPTANCE OF AWARD
Date: May 20, 2000 (2 days)
Expense: $649.00
source

Destination: SAN DIEGO - MOAB, UTAH - WASHINGTON, DC
Sponsor: METROPOLITAN WATER DIST OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA
Purpose: INSPECTION OF HAZARDOUS WASTE SITE - BACKGROUND FOR APPROPS. REQUEST
Date: Jan 18, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $597.00
source

Destination: ST. LOUIS, MO.
Sponsor: Air Force Sergeants Association
Purpose: ACCEPT AWARD
Date: Aug 20, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $1,167.00
source

Destination: HAVANA, CUBA
Sponsor: Center for International Policy
Purpose: FACT-FINDING
Date: Feb 8, 2002 (3 days)
Expense: $1,205.00
source

Destination: MIAMI, FLA.
Sponsor: WOMEN'S INT'L ORGANIZATION
Purpose: SPEAKING ENGAGEMENT
Date: Feb 8, 2002
Expense: $355.00
source

Destination: NEW ORLEANS, LA
Sponsor: National Education Association (NEA)
Purpose: HUMAN & CIVIL RIGHTS DINNER AWARDEE
Date: Jun 30, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $1,065.00
source

Destination: SAN FRANCISCO, CA
Sponsor: University of California at Berkeley
Purpose: US-MEXICO FUTURES FORUM
Date: Sep 19, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $1,507.00
source

Destination: LOS ANGELES, CA
Sponsor: NEA
Purpose: SPEECH TO CONVENTION
Date: Jul 3, 2005 (1 day)
Expense: $602.55
source


Congressional staff traveling under the office of Bob Filner

Dana Arellano
Tony Buckles
Mario Lopez
Ian Pfeiffer



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.