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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*

Angela Ellard


Total cost of 11 trips: $22,105.28


Trips traveled under the office of Bill Archer

Destination: NEW YORK
Sponsor: Powell Goldstein Frazer & Murphy
Purpose: SPEAK AT EVENT AT CHINESE CONSULATE HOSTED BY POWELL, GOLDSTEIN TO EDUCATE BUSINESS COMMUNITY ABOUT CHINESE ACCESSION TO WTI
Date: Jan 12, 2000 (1 day)
Expense: $775.44
source

Destination: THE HOMESTEAD, HOT SPRINGS, VIRGINIA
Sponsor: Electronic Industries Alliance
Purpose: SPEAK AT 18TH ANNUAL LEGISLATIVE ROUNDTABLE
Date: Aug 6, 2000 (2 days)
Expense: $851.30
source


Trips traveled under the office of William Thomas

Destination: SINGAPORE - HANOI (VIETNAM) - HOCHI MINH CITY (VIETN)
Sponsor: US-Asean Business Council
Purpose: ACCOMPANY CONGRESSMAN CRANE ON TRADE AND ECONOMIC MISSION TO MEET WITHU.S. AND FOREIGN GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS AND BUSINESS REPRESENTATIVES
Date: Apr 6, 2001 (8 days)
Expense: $9,781.00
source

Destination: NY
Sponsor: American Association of Exporters & Importers
Purpose: KEYNOTE SPEECH AT ANNUAL CONFERENCE
Date: May 21, 2002
Expense: $500.02
source

Destination: NY
Sponsor: CONFERENCE BOARD
Purpose: SPEAK TO GLOBAL ADVISORY COUNCIL OF THE CONFERENCE BOARD ON TRADE ISSUES
Date: Feb 25, 2003
Expense: $671.70
source

Destination: PHNOM PENH
Sponsor: US-ASEAN BUSINESS COUNCIL PAID FOR AIR TRAVEL GOVTS OF THAILAND & CAMBODIA PAID FOR IN COUNTRY EXPENSES
Purpose: MEET W/ U.S., THAI, & CAMBODIAN GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS AND U.S. BUSINESS COMMUNITY ON BILATERAL AND MULTILATERAL TRADE ISSUES
Date: Jan 11, 2004 (7 days)
Expense: $2,953.50
source

Destination: NAPLES, FL
Sponsor: National Association of Manufacturers
Purpose: SPEAK TO BOARD OF DIRECTORS ON THE TRADE POLICY AGENDA; PARTICIPATE IN OTHER CONFERENCE ACTIVITIES
Date: Mar 18, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $2,593.72
source

Destination: CORAL GABLES, FL
Sponsor: Business Roundtable
Purpose: SPEAK AT TRADE CONFERENCE
Date: Jan 12, 2005 (2 days)
Expense: $1,170.40
source

Destination: NY
Sponsor: National Retail Federation
Purpose: SPEECH AT TRADE COMMITTEE MEETING
Date: Jan 17, 2005
Expense: $336.00
source

Destination: CORAL GABLES, FL
Sponsor: U.S. CHAMBER OF COMMERCE & ASSN OF AMERICAN CHAMBERS OF COMMERCE IN LATIN AMERICA
Purpose: LUNCH SPEAKER
Date: Jan 28, 2005
Expense: $307.20
source

Destination: SAN SALVADOR-GUATEMALA CITY
Sponsor: Business Roundtable
Purpose: PREPARATION & FACT GATHERING FOR CONGRESSIONAL CONSIDERATION OF CENTRAL AMERICA FREE TRADE AGREEMENT
Date: Feb 21, 2005 (4 days)
Expense: $2,165.00
source



* - Trips by all travelers named Angela Ellard.


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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  • 11.17.14

    The Utility of a PhD

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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.