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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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(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*

Eric Eikenberg


Total cost of 8 trips: $16,060.85


Trips traveled under the office of E. Clay Shaw

Destination: HOT SPRINGS, WVA
Sponsor: Congressional Institute Inc
Purpose: BI-CAMERAL CHIEFS OF STAFF RETREAT
Date: Oct 23, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $1,454.00
source

Destination: HANDI-DA NANG-HO CHI MINH CITY-SEOUL
Sponsor: US-Vietnam Trade Council
Purpose: VISIT WITH VIETNAMESE GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS TO DISCUSS RANGE OF ISSUES INCLUDING STATUS OF BILATERAL TRADE AGREEMENT, MILITARY EXERCISES, ANTDIMPING CASE AND PON/MIA ISSUES
Date: Jan 10, 2004 (7 days)
Expense: $5,177.00
source

Destination: PHILADELPHIA, PA
Sponsor: Mercatus Center at George Mason University
Purpose: BI-PARTISAN CHIEFS OF STAFF RETREAT
Date: Feb 20, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $528.00
source

Destination: ORLANDO
Sponsor: FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF CITRUS (FDOC) AND FLORIDA CITRUS MUTUAL
Purpose: CONGRESSIONAL STAFF TRIP TO DISCUSS CURRENT STATE OF FLORIDA CITRUS INDUSTRY
Date: Jun 29, 2004 (6 days)
Expense: $456.15
source

Destination: KESWICK HALL, CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA
Sponsor: Republican Main Street Partnership
Purpose: CHIEFS OF STAFF RETREAT
Date: Sep 10, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $1,148.90
source

Destination: PUNTA CANA, DOMINICAN REPUBLIC
Sponsor: Chamber of Commerce for the USA
Purpose: 2005 TRADE CONFERENCE
Date: Feb 10, 2005 (3 days)
Expense: $1,037.05
source

Destination: THE GREENBRIER, WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, WEST VIRGINIA
Sponsor: Congressional Institute Inc
Purpose: 2005 BICAMERAL CHIEFS OF STAFF RETREAT
Date: Mar 3, 2005 (2 days)
Expense: $1,006.00
source

Destination: BANGKOK, THAILAND-PHUKET, THAILAND
Sponsor: US-Asean Business Council
Purpose: TRIP HIGHLIGHTED THE PENDING FREE TRADE AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE U.S. AND THAILAND. TRIP ALSO DETAILED THE RELIEF EFFORTS FOLLOWING DECEMBER TSUNAMI
Date: Mar 26, 2005 (8 days)
Expense: $5,253.75
source



* - Trips by all travelers named Eric Eikenberg.


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

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