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(Photos: Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library)

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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*

Greg Davis


Total cost of 8 trips: $9,572.26


Trips traveled under the office of Charles Gonzalez

Destination:
Sponsor: Providian Financial Corporation
Purpose: FACT FINDING
Date: Jun 1, 2000 (3 days)
Expense: $1,763.43
source

Destination: PACIFIC NORTHWEST CONGRESSIONAL STAFF VISIT
Sponsor: THE BOEING CO., IMMUNEX CORP., MICROSOFT CORPORATION, WASHINGTON MUTUAL
Purpose: FACT FINDING
Date: Aug 27, 2000 (3 days)
Expense: $1,465.60
source

Destination: SEATTLE TO SF
Sponsor: Federal Home Loan Bank of Seattle
Purpose: FACT FINDING - FEDERAL HOME LOAN BANK SYSTEM
Date: Aug 30, 2000 (2 days)
Expense: $754.14
source


Trips traveled under the office of Ruben Hinojosa

Destination: PHILADELPHIA, PA
Sponsor: TransUnion Corporation
Purpose: FACT FINDING - FAIR CREDIT REPORTING ACT DISCUSSIONS AND TOUR OF TRANSUNION FACILITY IN PREPARATION FOR HEARINGS AND MARK UP ON LEGISLATION
Date: Feb 27, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $618.37
source

Destination: CHARLOTTE, NC
Sponsor: Bank of America Corporation
Purpose: FACT FINDING TRIP ON FAIR CREDIT REPORTING ACT
Date: Apr 22, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $938.03
source

Destination: NEW YORK, NEW YORK (WALL STREET)
Sponsor: New York Stock Exchange
Purpose: FACT FINDING, NYSE SPECIALIST & BROKER REVIEW
Date: Jan 13, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $925.56
source

Destination: NEW YORK CITY (WALL STREET)
Sponsor: New York Stock Exchange
Purpose: ACCOMPANIED MEMBER TO PROVIDE SUPPORT AND EXPLANATION OF NYSE/SEC RULES FACT FINDING
Date: Jan 29, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $957.13
source

Destination: MEXICO CITY
Sponsor: Mexico
Purpose: CONGRESSIONAL STUDY TOUR TO MEXICO WITH US ASSOCIATION OF FORMER MEMBERS OF CONGRESS RE: HR10, 9/11 COMMISSION
Date: Dec 17, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $2,150.00
source



* - Trips by all travelers named Greg Davis.


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.