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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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Trips by*

Clare Coleman


Total cost of 9 trips: $10,811.87


Trips traveled under the office of Nita Lowey

Destination: ALBANY, NY
Sponsor: FAMILY PLANNING ADVOCATES OF NEW YORK STATE
Purpose: SPEAK AT A CONFERENCE
Date: Jan 30, 2000 (2 days)
Expense: $845.78
source

Destination: NEW YORK, NY
Sponsor: SOCIETY FOR WOMEN'S HEALTH RESEARCH, & GLAXO, AMENEAN HOME PRODUCTS, CYTYC, HUMEINEI, WEBMD
Purpose: CONFERENCE ON WOMEN'S HEALTH
Date: Feb 17, 2000 (1 day)
Expense: $576.00
source

Destination: ITHACA, NY
Sponsor: Planned Parenthood
Purpose: DELIVER SPEECH
Date: May 14, 2000 (2 days)
Expense: $1,288.00
source

Destination: ALBANY, NY
Sponsor: FAMILY PLANNING ADVOCATES OF NEW YORK STATE
Purpose: SPEAK AT CONFERENCE
Date: Jan 28, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $225.00
source

Destination: COTE D'HOME & BUKINA FASO, WEST AFRICA
Sponsor: Global Health Council
Purpose: STUDY US GOV'T-FUNDED HIV/AIDS PROGRAMS
Date: Jan 6, 2002 (9 days)
Expense: $3,172.32
source

Destination: TRUMBELL, CT; NY, NY
Sponsor: NASDAQ
Purpose: VIEW NASDAQ'S MARKET OPERATIONS/BRIEFING ON STOCK MARKET
Date: May 29, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $869.68
source

Destination: ISRAEL
Sponsor: American Israel Education Foundation
Purpose: EDUCATION MISSION
Date: Dec 6, 2003 (8 days)
Expense: $2,979.69
source

Destination: NYC
Sponsor: NY STOCK EXCHANGE, GOLDMAN SACHS
Purpose: TO MEET W/ FINANCIAL SECTOR REPRESENTATIVES & VISIT THE NY STOCK EXCHANGE TRADING FLOOR
Date: Oct 25, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $491.70
source

Destination: WDC-ALBANY NY-NYC
Sponsor: FAMILY PLANNING ADVOCATES OF NEW YORK STATE
Purpose: TO SPEAK ON A PANEL AT NYS FPA'S ANNUAL CONFERENCE IN THE STATE CAPITOL
Date: Jan 23, 2005 (1 day)
Expense: $363.70
source



* - Trips by all travelers named Clare Coleman.


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.
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