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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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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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Trips by*

Gerald Couri


Total cost of 9 trips: $8,440.79


Trips traveled under the office of Joe Barton

Destination:
Sponsor: Information Technology Industry Council
Purpose:
Date: Jun 29, 2004 (3 days)
Expense: $2,028.00
source

Destination: HOT SPRINGS, VA
Sponsor: Electronic Industries Alliance
Purpose: PARTICIPATION ON PANEL AND OTHER DISCUSSIONS REGARDING ELECTRONIC WASTE RECYCLING PROPOSALS
Date: Aug 8, 2005 (1 day)
Expense: $358.62
source


Trips traveled under the office of Paul Gillmor

Destination: MIAMI, FL
Sponsor: Integrated Waste Services Association
Purpose: EXAMINE THE ROLE OF WASTE TO ENERGY POWER PLANTS IN PROVIDING ENERGY AND REMOVING WASTE STREAMS
Date: Feb 22, 2000 (2 days)
Expense: $1,560.00
source

Destination: TRUMBULL, CT & NEW YORK, NY
Sponsor: National Association of Securities Dealers
Purpose: FACT-FINDING ON MARKETS
Date: Nov 13, 2000 (1 day)
Expense: $935.20
source


Trips traveled under the office of W.J. Tauzin

Destination: CHICAGO, IL
Sponsor: FOOD MARKETING INSTITUTE/GROCERY MANUFACTURERS OF AMERICA
Purpose: FACT-FINDING
Date: May 4, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $780.08
source

Destination: ENCLOSED
Sponsor: Electric Power Supply Association
Purpose: INFORMATIONAL/DISCUSSION
Date: May 31, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $793.95
source

Destination: MBS MICHIGAN
Sponsor: Dow Chemical Co
Purpose: FACT-FINDING AND DISCUSSION ON CHEMICAL TESTING, SAFETY, AND RELATED ENVIRONMENTAL ISSUES
Date: Aug 7, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $767.00
source

Destination: PHOENIX, AZ
Sponsor: American Petroleum Institute
Purpose: SPEECH ON CONGRESSIONAL EFFORT AS IT RELATES TO LEAKING UNDERGROUND STORAGE TANKS
Date: Oct 22, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $890.94
source

Destination: THE WILLIAMSBURG LODGE, COLONIAL WILLIAMSBURG, VIRGINIA
Sponsor: Mercatus Center at George Mason University
Purpose: PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
Date: Jan 24, 2002 (2 days)
Expense: $327.00
source



* - Trips by all travelers named Gerald Couri.


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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    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.