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(Photos: Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library)

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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*

J Spencer Freebairn


Total cost of 7 trips: $20,099.84


Trips traveled under the office of Jerry Lewis

Destination: MADRID, SPAIN; ALGERIES, ALGERIA; TINDORF, ALGERIA
Sponsor: Defense Forum Foundation
Purpose: FACT FINDING
Date: Nov 12, 2000 (7 days)
Expense: $1,162.00
source

Destination: TAIPEI, TAIWAN
Sponsor: Chinese National Association of Industry and Commerce
Purpose: FACT FINDING
Date: Jul 1, 2001 (6 days)
Expense: $7,200.00
source

Destination: BOGOTA AND POPAYAN, COLOMBIA
Sponsor: Witness for Peace
Purpose: FACT FINDING
Date: Aug 18, 2001 (8 days)
Expense: $1,911.00
source

Destination: FLORIDA
Sponsor: National Fish & Wildlife Foundation
Purpose: FACT FINDING ON ENDANGERED SPECIES
Date: Jan 21, 2002 (4 days)
Expense: $1,412.17
source

Destination: INDIA
Sponsor: Confederation of Indian Industry
Purpose: FACT FINDING
Date: Dec 2, 2003 (7 days)
Expense: $3,197.67
source

Destination: MADRID-BARCELONA
Sponsor: WESTSTART-CALSTART CO-SPONSORED BY: UTC, IRISBUS, BP
Purpose: FACT FINDING/EDUCATIONAL HYDROGEN FUEL CELL BUSSES
Date: Apr 11, 2004 (7 days)
Expense: $3,600.00
source

Destination: LEON, MORELIA
Sponsor: Credit Union National Association and state affiliates
Purpose: FACT FINDING TRIP TO THREE CREDIT UNION DEVELOPMENT PROJECTS MEETINGS WITH CREDIT UNION MANAGEMENT, STAFF, MEMBERS
Date: Mar 28, 2005 (5 days)
Expense: $1,617.00
source



* - Trips by all travelers named J Spencer Freebairn.


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.