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(Photos: Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library)

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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*

Lionel Collins


Total cost of 9 trips: $21,777.92


Trips traveled under the office of William Jefferson

Destination: N.O.
Sponsor: Entergy Corporation
Purpose: CONG. STAFF. EDUCATIONAL TRIP
Date: Apr 12, 2002 (2 days)
Expense: $936.77
source

Destination: U.S. TO BRAZIL TO U.S.
Sponsor: Chamber of Commerce for the USA
Purpose: CONGRESSIONAL STAFF DELEGATION (EDUCATIONAL)
Date: May 24, 2002 (9 days)
Expense: $5,140.50
source

Destination: NORTH CAROLINA
Sponsor: Pharmaceutical Research & Manufacturers of America (PHRMA)
Purpose: TO VISIT THE FOLLOWING COMPANIES: ELI LILLY, GLAXO SMITH KLINE, AND MEREK
Date: May 28, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $1,086.45
source

Destination: DAYTONA, FL
Sponsor: International Speedway Corporation
Purpose: TO UNDERSTAND THE CONSTRUCTION AND OPERATION OF THE DAYTONA MOTOR SPORT FACILITY AND PENDING TAX LEGISLATION
Date: Jul 4, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $877.40
source

Destination: MALAYSIA
Sponsor: Institute of Strategic and International Studies (ISIS) Malaysia
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL
Date: Aug 22, 2003 (11 days)
Expense: $6,026.08
source

Destination: DAYTONA, FL
Sponsor: International Speedway Corporation
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL
Date: Feb 6, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $822.64
source

Destination: PHILA, PA
Sponsor: Mercatus Center at George Mason University
Purpose: CHIEF OF STAFF RETREAT
Date: Feb 20, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $600.00
source

Destination: LAS VEGAS N.V.
Sponsor: Computer Associates International
Purpose: COMPUTER ASSOCIATES TRADE/COMPUTER CONVENTION
Date: May 23, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $988.08
source

Destination: MOSCOW, RUSSIA - ST. PETERSBURG, RUSSIA
Sponsor: US-Russia Business Council
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL - CONGRESSIONAL STAFF DELEGATION
Date: Jul 30, 2004 (8 days)
Expense: $5,300.00
source



* - Trips by all travelers named Lionel Collins.


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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