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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

Diana Degette


Total cost of 23 office trips: $55,196.21


Trips by Diana Degette
Total cost of congressperson's 18 trips: $49,936.36

Destination: FT. MYERS, FLORIDA
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL TRIP
Date: Jan 13, 2000 (3 days)
Expense: $2,010.00
source

Destination: NEW YORK, NEW YORK
Sponsor: Society for Womens Health Research
Purpose: SPEAK AT A FORUM ON WOMEN'S HEALTH ISSUES
Date: Feb 17, 2000 (1 day)
Expense: $1,028.00
source

Destination: NEW YORK, NEW YORK
Sponsor: New York University
Purpose: SPEAK AT SYMPOSIUM ON THE LEGAL ISSUES OF THE CLINTON IMPEACHMENT
Date: May 19, 2000 (1 day)
Expense: $1,032.00
source

Destination: PRAGUE
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL FORUM
Date: Aug 20, 2000 (10 days)
Expense: $3,997.00
source

Destination: DC-ST. PETERSBURG, FL
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: PARTICIPATION IN A CONFERENCE ON EDUCATION
Date: Feb 16, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $4,070.00
source

Destination: MIAMI
Sponsor: Harvard University
Purpose: CONFERENCE ON EDUCATION
Date: Jan 17, 2002 (3 days)
Expense: $3,857.61
source

Destination: SAN DIEGO, CALIFORNIA
Sponsor: PUBLIC RESPONSIBILITY IN MEDICINE AND RESEARCH
Purpose: SPEAK TO THE BIOCONFERENCE
Date: Nov 18, 2002
Expense: $410.00
source

Destination: TAMPA
Sponsor: Harvard University
Purpose: POLICY CONF
Date: Nov 30, 2002
Expense: $3,151.50
source

Destination: COLOGNE, GERMANY
Sponsor: International Management and Development Institute
Purpose: POLICY TRIP
Date: Feb 18, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $1,620.00
source

Destination: ROME, ITALY
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: CONF. ON GLOBAL ENVIRONMENT
Date: May 26, 2003 (6 days)
Expense: $8,293.82
source

Destination: ASPEN, CO
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: TO SPEAK TO GROUP
Date: Jul 19, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $140.00
source

Destination: CANCUN, MEXICO
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN CONFERENCE ON EDUCATION REFORM
Date: Feb 17, 2004 (5 days)
Expense: $3,689.51
source

Destination: BOSTON, MA
Sponsor: Harvard University
Purpose: SPEAKER ORIENTATION FOR NEWLY ELECTED MEMBERS OF CONGRESS
Date: Nov 29, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $1,559.20
source

Destination: NEW YORK, NEW YORK
Sponsor: Fordham University
Purpose: TO SPEAK TO THE FORDHAM SUMMIT ON BIO-PHARMACEUTICALS FOR THE 21ST CENTURY
Date: Jan 9, 2005 (2 days)
Expense: $858.72
source

Destination: FT. LAUDERDALE, FLORIDA
Sponsor: Harvard University
Purpose: BIPARTISAN CONGRESSIONAL HEALTH POLICY CONFERENCE
Date: Jan 13, 2005 (3 days)
Expense: $2,316.00
source

Destination: PARIS, FRANCE - STUTTGART, GERMAN
Sponsor: French-Ameriocan Foundation
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL TRIP WITH FRENCH AMERICAN FOUNDATION
Date: Feb 20, 2005 (5 days)
Expense: $5,386.00
source

Destination: WASHINGTON, DC-BIRMINGHAM, ALABAMA-DENVER, COLORADO
Sponsor: Faith & Politics Institute
Purpose: CIVIL RIGHTS PILGRIMAGE
Date: Mar 4, 2005 (2 days)
Expense: $925.00
source

Destination: DUBLIN, IRELAND
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: CONFERENCE ON US-RUSSIA-EUROPE COOPERATIVE EFFORTS
Date: Aug 18, 2005 (8 days)
Expense: $5,592.00
source


Congressional staff traveling under the office of Diana Degette

Shannon Good
Dawn Patrice Jackson
Meghan Taira



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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