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(Photos: Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library)

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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*

Ryan Guthrie


Total cost of 5 trips: $6,575.27


Trips traveled under the office of Baron Hill

Destination: LAS VEGAS
Sponsor: Consumer Electronics Association
Purpose: CONSUMER ELECTRONICS SHOW
Date: Jan 8, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $1,523.13
source

Destination: SANTIAGO CHILE - VALPARAISO CHILE
Sponsor: Chilean-American Chamber of Commerce
Purpose: LEARN ABOUT CHILE AND THE CHILE-US FTA
Date: Jun 28, 2003 (5 days)
Expense: $1,516.00
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Destination: CHICAGO
Sponsor: CHICAGO BOARD OF TRADE AND CHICAGO MERCANTILE EXCHANGE
Purpose: VISIT THE TRADING FLOORS AND TO LEARN ABOUT EXCHANGE OPERATIONS
Date: Jul 31, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $623.14
source

Destination: BLOOMINGTON, IN
Sponsor: Cook Group
Purpose: TOUR AND INFORMATION GATHERING
Date: Jan 22, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $983.00
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Destination: FRANKFORT-MAINZ, MAINZ-KAISERSLAUTEN, KAISERSLAUTEN-BAMBERG, BAMBERG-BERLIN, BERLIN
Sponsor: Hanseatic Institute Inc
Purpose: VISIT US MILITARY BASES AND GERMANY GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS
Date: Feb 14, 2004 (8 days)
Expense: $1,930.00
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* - Trips by all travelers named Ryan Guthrie.


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.