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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*

Linda Forbes


Total cost of 13 trips: $19,488.03


Trips traveled under the office of Evan Bayh

Destination: KEY LARGO, FL
Sponsor: Democratic Leadership Council
Purpose: TO ATTEND DLC RETREAT EXPENSES ARE DETAILED ON ATTACHED SHEET
Date: May 10, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $1,452.73
source

Destination: HARRISBURG, PA AND COLUMBUS, OH
Sponsor: Democratic Leadership Council
Purpose: STAFF THE SENATOR AS HE VISITS STATE LEGISLATORS IN HIS ROLE AS DLC CHAIR
Date: Jun 18, 2001
Expense: $2,125.00
source

Destination: INDIANAPOLIS, IN
Sponsor: Democratic Leadership Council
Purpose: PARTICIPATION IN THE DLC NATIONAL CONVERSATION
Date: Jul 14, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $838.87
source

Destination: BOSTON, MA
Sponsor: Democratic Leadership Council
Purpose: TO SUPPORT SEN. BAYH AT DLC EVENTS
Date: Oct 21, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $424.56
source

Destination: NEW ORLEANS
Sponsor: Democratic Leadership Council
Purpose: DLC SPRING RETREAT
Date: Apr 25, 2002 (3 days)
Expense: $1,906.40
source

Destination: NEW YORK
Sponsor: Democratic Leadership Council
Purpose: LINDA MOORE FORBES TRAVELED TO NEW YORK TO ATTEND THE DLC'S PROGRESS AND PROSPERITY PROJECT RETREAT
Date: Dec 2, 2002 (1 day)
Expense: $425.00
source

Destination: AIRLIE CENTER OF WARRENTON, VIRGINIA
Sponsor: Democratic Leadership Council
Purpose: LINDA MOORE FORBES TRAVELED TO WARRENTON, VIRGINIA TO ATTEND THE DLC'S 2003 CONGRESSIONAL STAFF RETREAT
Date: Mar 7, 2003
Expense: $120.00
source

Destination: BRUSSELS, BELGIUM; GENEVA, SWITZERLAND; LAUSANNE, SWITZERLAND
Sponsor: Advanced Medical Technology Association
Purpose: FACT FINDING VISITS TO MEDICAL DEVICE MANUFACTURING FACILITIES OF US COMPANIES
Date: Aug 16, 2003 (8 days)
Expense: $4,815.58
source

Destination: MACKINAC ISLAND, MI
Sponsor: Democratic Leadership Council
Purpose: DEMOCRATIC LEADERSHIP COUNCIL POLICY RETREAT
Date: Sep 12, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $1,279.63
source

Destination: NEW YORK, NY
Sponsor: Democratic Leadership Council
Purpose: STAFF SENATOR BAYH FOR DEMOCRATIC LEADERSHIP COUNCIL MEETING
Date: Dec 10, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $291.75
source

Destination: ASPEN, CO
Sponsor: Democratic Leadership Council
Purpose: ATTEND DEMOCRATIC LEADERSHIP COUNCIL'S SENATE CHIEF OF STAFF RETREAT
Date: Jan 16, 2004 (3 days)
Expense: $2,547.00
source

Destination: AMELIA ISLAND, FLORIDA
Sponsor: Democratic Leadership Council
Purpose: STAFF SENATOR EVAN BAYH FOR DEMOCRATIC LEADERSHIP COUNCIL'S ANNUAL SPRING RETREAT
Date: Mar 25, 2004 (3 days)
Expense: $2,034.18
source

Destination: NEW ORLEANS, LA
Sponsor: Democratic Leadership Council
Purpose: ATTEND DEMOCRATIC LEADERSHIP COUNCIL'S SPRING RETREAT
Date: Apr 28, 2005 (3 days)
Expense: $1,227.33
source



* - Trips by all travelers named Linda Forbes.


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.

Recent Posts

  • 11.17.14

    The Utility of a PhD

    Humanities professors at colleges and universities are re-thinking what it means to offer a PhD. The old model is proving unsustainable. It takes an average nine years to get a doctorate, but less than 60 percent of PhDs are finding tenure-track teaching jobs. This week, we look at a new report recommending academics view doctoral programs in a new light.
  • 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.