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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*

Armand De Keyser


Total cost of 9 trips: $19,378.00


Trips traveled under the office of Jeff Sessions

Destination: CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA
Sponsor: Mercatus Center at George Mason University
Purpose: THE 2000 CHIEF OF STAFF RETREAT
Date: Jan 20, 2000 (2 days)
Expense: $247.00
source

Destination: RUSSIA
Sponsor: SPONSORED TRIP BY GENERAL ATOMICS, AUBURN UNIVERSITY, UNIVERSITY OF NEW MEXICO AND KURCHATOV INSTITUTE OF MOSCOW
Purpose: SPONSORED TRIP BY GENERAL ATOMICS, AUBURN UNIVERSITY, UNIVERSITY OF NEW MEXICO AND KURCHATOV INSTITUTE OF MOSCOW
Date: Jul 1, 2000 (8 days)
Expense: $7,267.00
source

Destination: WASHINGTON DC TO SINGAPORE
Sponsor: Singapore Technologies
Purpose: TO VISIT SINGAPORE TO DISCUSS MILITARY, FOREIGN AFFAIRS & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT ISSUES
Date: Jan 7, 2001 (6 days)
Expense: $5,821.98
source

Destination: CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA
Sponsor: Mercatus Center at George Mason University
Purpose: CHIEF OF STAFF RETREAT
Date: Jan 25, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $471.00
source

Destination: GREENBRIER RESORT, WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, WV
Sponsor: Congressional Institute Inc
Purpose: HOUSE/SENATE CHIEFS OF STAFF WORKING RETREAT
Date: Feb 19, 2002 (2 days)
Expense: $649.00
source

Destination: GADSDEN, AL TO MONTGOMERY, AL
Sponsor: Alabama Electric Cooperative Inc
Purpose: ATTEND MEETING OF ALABAMA ELECTRIC COOPERATIVE WITH SENATOR AND PARTICIPATE IN GROUP MEETING
Date: Apr 4, 2002
Expense: $1,370.65
source

Destination: POINT CLEAR, ALABAMA
Sponsor: Business Council of Alabama
Purpose: ATTEND AND PARTICIPATE IN BUSINESS COUNCIL OF ALABAMA ANNUAL LEGISLATIVE CONFERENCE
Date: Aug 24, 2002 (3 days)
Expense: $1,304.37
source

Destination: HOMESTEAD RESORT, VIRGINIA
Sponsor: Congressional Institute Inc
Purpose: ATTEND BICAMERAL CHIEFS OF STAFF RETREAT
Date: Oct 23, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $1,454.00
source

Destination: MONTGOMERY, ALABAMA
Sponsor: Faith & Politics Institute
Purpose: PARTICIPATE IN CONGRESSIONAL CIVIL RIGHTS PILGRIMAGE TO ALABAMA
Date: Feb 13, 2004
Expense: $793.00
source



* - Trips by all travelers named Armand De Keyser.


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.