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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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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*

Margery Farrar


Total cost of 3 trips: $7,408.94


Trips traveled under the office of Tom Lantos

Destination: SAN FRANCISCO TO NY/JFK TO TEL AVIV; IN ISRAEL AND OCC. TERR., JERUSALEM, JERICHO, TEL AVIV, JERUSALEM.
Sponsor: Synod of Bishops of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia
Purpose: FACTFINDING DELEGATION, TO INVESTIGATE PALESTINIAN AUTHORITY SEIZURE OF ROCOR MONASTERY IN JERICHO, EARLY 2000.
Date: Feb 24, 2000 (10 days)
Expense: $1,856.90
source

Destination: PARIS TRANSIT TERMINAL TO BUCHAREST; IN ROMANIA, BUCHAREST, IASI, BACAU; BUCHAREST TO PARIS TRANSIT TERMINAL TO NEW YORK
Sponsor: Condor Investment Corporation
Purpose: INVESTIGATE CONDITIONS AND CURRENT PROGRAMS FOR ABANDONED CHILDREN AND CHILDREN AT RISK FOR ABANDONMENT IN ROMANIA, TO ASSIST PRESIDENT OF CONDOR CORPORATION, WHO EXPRESSED DESIRE TO "MAKE A DIFFERENCE" THROUGH CHARITABLE PROGRAMS FOR ROMANIAN CHILDREN.
Date: Dec 7, 2002 (9 days)
Expense: $3,428.53
source

Destination: HONG KONG-KUALA LUMPUR-SINGAPORE
Sponsor: INTERNATIONAL REPUBLICAN INSTITUTE/ALLIANCE FOR REFORM AND DEMOCRACY IN ASIA (ARDA)
Purpose: SERVED AS OBSERVER FOR CONGRESSMAN LANTOS AT ARDA WORKSHOP IN PREPARATION FOR SUMMER 2005 WORLD FORUM FOR DEMOCRATIZATION IN ASIA
Date: Mar 7, 2005 (6 days)
Expense: $2,123.51
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* - Trips by all travelers named Margery Farrar.


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.