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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*

John Gilliland


Total cost of 11 trips: $17,286.77


Trips traveled under the office of Max Baucus

Destination: PANAMA CITY, FLORIDA
Sponsor: SOUTHERN PEANUT GROWERS ASSOCIATION
Purpose: SPEAK ON TRADE ISSUES AT MEETING OF SOUTHEASTERN PEANUT GROWERS
Date: Jul 20, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $1,100.00
source

Destination: BLAINE, WA (USA)
Sponsor: American Sugar Alliance
Purpose: SPEAK AT 2003 SWEETENER SYMPOSIUM HELD BY U.S. SWEETENER INDUSTRY
Date: Aug 4, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $1,837.55
source

Destination: MOSCOW, RUSSIA; ST. PETERSBURG, RUSSIA
Sponsor: US-Russia Business Council
Purpose: FACT-FINDING TRIP & TO DISCUSS TRADE ISSUES
Date: Aug 10, 2003 (7 days)
Expense: $4,349.00
source

Destination: HAVANA, CUBA
Sponsor: Center for International Policy
Purpose: FACT-FINDING MISSION
Date: Sep 12, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $1,100.00
source

Destination: CHINA (BEIJING & SHANGHAI)
Sponsor: Mansfield Foundation
Purpose: TO MEET W/CHINESE OFFICIALS AND BUSINESS LEADERS TO DISCUSS BILATERAL ECONOMIC RELATIONS
Date: Mar 15, 2004 (3 days)
Expense: $2,740.51
source

Destination: NASHVILLE, NORTH CAROLINA
Sponsor: Universal Leaf Tobacco Co
Purpose: FACT-FINDING, TOUR OF A LEAF PROCESSING FACILITY
Date: Aug 27, 2004
Expense: $440.00
source


Trips traveled under the office of Blanche Lincoln

Destination: CHILE
Sponsor: Chilean-American Chamber of Commerce
Purpose: FACT FINDING TOUR OF CHILE
Date: Jul 1, 2001 (4 days)
Expense: $1,208.00
source

Destination: MONTEREY, CALIFORNIA
Sponsor: National Cotton Council
Purpose: SPEAK TO NATIONAL GATHERING OF COTTON PRODUCERS REGARDING THE FARM BILL
Date: Aug 9, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $1,200.00
source

Destination: MINNESOTA
Sponsor: MINNESOTA CORN GROWERS
Purpose: CONGRESSIONAL STAFF TOUR (FACT-FINDING) TO LEARN MORE ABOUT CORN PRODUCTION
Date: Aug 24, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $990.62
source

Destination: NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA
Sponsor: Cotton Warehouse Association of America
Purpose: TO ADDRESS MEMBERS OF COTTON WAREHOUSE ASSOCIATION OF AMERICA REGARDING FARM LEGISLATION
Date: Dec 1, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $588.00
source

Destination: KEY WEST, FLORIDA
Sponsor: Goldman Sachs Group
Purpose: SPEAK AT AMERICAN BAR ASSOC CONFERENCE
Date: Feb 7, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $1,733.09
source



* - Trips by all travelers named John Gilliland.


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.
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    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.