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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*

Julia Gustafson


Total cost of 9 trips: $27,343.12


Trips traveled under the office of Dennis Rehberg

Destination: SARATOSA, FLA; ORLANDO, FLA
Sponsor: MOLE MARINE AQUARIUM FELD ENTERTAINMENT, INC.
Purpose: CONSERVATION EDUCATION
Date: Jan 15, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $778.91
source

Destination: WASHINGTON, DC (BWI AIRPORT) TO LAS VEGAS, NEVADA
Sponsor: BIGELOW AEROSPACE
Purpose: FACT FINDING
Date: Apr 11, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $841.50
source

Destination: DCA - PDX - DCA (WASHINGTON NATIONAL - PORTLAND, OREGON)
Sponsor: PNGC Power
Purpose: ENERGY SCHOOL AND FACT FINDING
Date: Aug 19, 2003 (5 days)
Expense: $1,987.71
source

Destination: TAIPEI, TAIWAN
Sponsor: Chinese International Economic Cooperation Association
Purpose: FACT FINDING AND EDUCATIONAL VISIT
Date: Jan 7, 2004 (6 days)
Expense: $4,320.00
source

Destination: PBI AND MIA
Sponsor: FLORIDA SUGAR CANE LEAGUE (80%) AND SUGAR CANE GROWERS COOPERATIVE OF FLORIDA (20%)
Purpose: FACT FINDING
Date: Feb 18, 2004 (4 days)
Expense: $896.48
source

Destination: PARIS, FRANCE
Sponsor: European Institute
Purpose: FACT FINDING
Date: Apr 12, 2004 (3 days)
Expense: $11,513.36
source

Destination: GRU TO GIG
Sponsor: International Utility Efficiency Partnerships Inc
Purpose: FACT FINDING
Date: Jul 26, 2004 (6 days)
Expense: $2,392.70
source

Destination: IAD - MSY - DCA
Sponsor: BP, AMERICAN GAS ASSOCIATION, KERR-MCGEE, NATIONAL OCEAN INDUSTRIES ASSOCIATION
Purpose: FACT FINDING
Date: Feb 24, 2005 (3 days)
Expense: $3,118.81
source

Destination: PDX/SEA
Sponsor: Washington Public Utility Districts Association
Purpose: FACT FINDING
Date: Mar 21, 2005 (6 days)
Expense: $1,493.65
source



* - Trips by all travelers named Julia Gustafson.


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.