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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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Trips by*

Christopher D'arcy


Total cost of 7 trips: $6,318.56


Trips traveled under the office of Larry Combest

Destination: NEW YORK CITY
Sponsor: no sponsor listed on form
Purpose: AMERICAN MEAT INSTITUTE'S MEETING: "CAPITOL HILL MEETS WALL STREET"
Date: Mar 6, 2000 (1 day)
Expense: $939.00
source

Destination: NEW ZEALAND
Sponsor: NEW ZEALAND MEAT BOARD AND THE NEW ZEALAND DAIRY BOARD
Purpose: TO SEE AND DISCUSS TRADE & PRODUCTION ON MEAT AND DAIRY
Date: Feb 16, 2001 (9 days)
Expense: $0.00
source

Destination: NEW YORK, NEW YORK
Sponsor: American Meat Institute
Purpose: BRIEFING ON ECONOMIC TRENDS IN FOOD PRODUCTION
Date: Apr 1, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $620.00
source

Destination: WASH. DC TO PORTLAND OREGON
Sponsor: Oregon Association of Nurseries
Purpose: AGRICULTURAL TOUR
Date: Aug 15, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $1,463.56
source

Destination: PORTLAND, OR TO SEATTLE, WA TO WASH. DC
Sponsor: Flow International Corporation
Purpose: SEE EMERGING FOOD SAFETY TECHNOLOGY
Date: Aug 18, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $717.00
source

Destination: ORLANDO, FLORIDA
Sponsor: NATIONAL MILK PRODUCER FEDERATION
Purpose: PARTICIPATE IN A DAIRY PANEL DISCUSSION
Date: Nov 4, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $1,393.50
source

Destination: NATIONAL COUNCIL OF FARMER COOPERATIVES
Sponsor: TO ADDRESS ATTENDEES AT THEIR CONVENTION
Purpose:
Date: Nov 30, 2001
Expense: $1,185.50
source



* - Trips by all travelers named Christopher D'arcy.


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.