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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

Melissa Hart


Total cost of 15 office trips: $30,394.25


Trips by Melissa Hart
Total cost of congressperson's 5 trips: $22,210.31

Destination: NASDAQ LEADERSHIP SUMMIT
Sponsor: NASDAQ
Purpose: FORUMS ON ECONOMIC STIMULUS ISSUES
Date: Mar 29, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $3,365.20
source

Destination:
Sponsor: Ripon Society and Ripon Educational Fund
Purpose: TRANSATLANTIC CONFERENCE IN LONDON, ENGLAND
Date: Aug 10, 2003 (5 days)
Expense: $10,524.20
source

Destination: BOCA RATON, FL
Sponsor: Securities Industry Association
Purpose: CONFERENCE SPEAKER AS A MEMBER OF THE HOUSE FIN. SERVICES COMMITTEE FOR SIA ANNUAL CONFERENCE
Date: Nov 3, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $2,247.27
source

Destination: FRANKFORT TO BUDAPEST TO MUNICH
Sponsor: Ripon Society and Ripon Educational Fund
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN A PROGRAM CONSISTING OF PANEL DISCUSSIONS AND DEBATES REGARDING IMPORTANT ISSUES THAT IMPACT BOTH THE US AND EUROPEAN ECONOMIES AND INTERESTS
Date: Nov 7, 2004 (5 days)
Expense: $5,341.46
source

Destination: WASHINGTON-BALTIMORE-PITTSBURGH
Sponsor: Heritage Foundation
Purpose: CONSERVATIVE MEMBERS RETREAT
Date: Mar 3, 2005 (2 days)
Expense: $732.18
source


Congressional staff traveling under the office of Melissa Hart

Julianne George
Christian Marchant
Corry Marshall
Eleas Phillips
William Ries



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

    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.