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(Photos: Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library)

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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

Jo Ann Davis


Total cost of 10 office trips: $20,575.49


Trips by Jo Ann Davis
Total cost of congressperson's 6 trips: $14,813.66

Destination:
Sponsor: Heritage Foundation
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL
Date: Jan 4, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $387.00
source

Destination: ISRAEL
Sponsor: American Israel Education Foundation
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL MISSION
Date: Aug 18, 2001 (8 days)
Expense: $11,603.20
source

Destination: NAPLES, FL (FT. MEYERS AIRPORT)
Sponsor: American Shipbuilding Association
Purpose: NAVY SHIPBUILDING WORKSHOP
Date: Dec 1, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $715.60
source

Destination: CAMBRIDGE, MD
Sponsor: Heritage Foundation
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL
Date: Jan 21, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $770.19
source

Destination: NAPLES, FL
Sponsor: American Shipbuilding Association
Purpose: EDUCATION - NAVAL SHIPBUILDING ASSOCIATION
Date: Nov 30, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $907.87
source

Destination: WILLIAMSBURG, VA-SURRY POWER STATION, VA
Sponsor: Dominion Resources Inc
Purpose: FACT FINDING TOUR AND BRIEFINGS ON ENERGY ISSUES, NUCLEAR POWER PLANTS AND SPENT FUEL
Date: Mar 22, 2005 (1 day)
Expense: $429.80
source


Congressional staff traveling under the office of Jo Ann Davis

Brandon Bungard
Vaughn Murphy
Brent Robinson
Melissa Smith



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.