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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*

Lori Denham


Total cost of 12 trips: $17,983.79


Trips traveled under the office of Calvin Dooley

Destination: LAS VEGAS
Sponsor: Information Technology Industry Council
Purpose: ATTEND CONSUMER ELECTRONICS SHOWN
Date: Jan 5, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $1,060.00
source

Destination: WARRENTON, VIRGINIA
Sponsor: Democratic Leadership Council
Purpose: SENATE NEW DENWERAT COALITION STAFF RETREAT
Date: Jan 14, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $154.10
source

Destination: GENEVA, SWITZERLAND - MEETINGS AT WTO
Sponsor: Coalition of Service Industries
Purpose: VISIT WTO MEET WTO REPRESENTATIVES U.S. DELEGATION
Date: Feb 18, 2001 (4 days)
Expense: $1,635.49
source

Destination: DLC-MIAMI
Sponsor: Democratic Leadership Council
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL
Date: May 10, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $1,374.43
source

Destination:
Sponsor: Information Technology Industry Council
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL
Date: Jan 16, 2002 (3 days)
Expense: $1,712.00
source

Destination: DON CESAR BEACH RESORT
Sponsor: Healthcare Leadership Council
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL
Date: Feb 20, 2002 (5 days)
Expense: $854.02
source

Destination: ATLANTA
Sponsor: Time Warner
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL
Date: Apr 1, 2002 (2 days)
Expense: $1,053.00
source

Destination: NEW ORLEANS, LA
Sponsor: Democratic Leadership Council
Purpose: SPRING RETREAT
Date: Apr 25, 2002 (3 days)
Expense: $1,692.39
source

Destination: AIRLIE, VIRGINIA
Sponsor: Democratic Leadership Council
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL STAFF RETREAT
Date: Mar 6, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $120.00
source

Destination: IAD - SANTIAGO, CHILE - IAD
Sponsor: Chilean-American Chamber of Commerce
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL
Date: Jun 28, 2003 (5 days)
Expense: $1,516.00
source

Destination: MEETING AT THE ASPEN INSTITUTE & WITH DLC & PPI LEADERS
Sponsor: Democratic Leadership Council
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL
Date: Jan 16, 2004 (3 days)
Expense: $3,818.00
source

Destination: ANNUAL DLC LEADERSHIP CONFERENCE AMELIA ISLAND, FL
Sponsor: Democratic Leadership Council
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL & STAFFING REP. DOOLEY
Date: Mar 25, 2004 (3 days)
Expense: $2,994.36
source



* - Trips by all travelers named Lori Denham.


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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