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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*

Greg Hartley


Total cost of 14 trips: $36,117.20


Trips traveled under the office of Roy Blunt

Destination: NEMACOLIN WOODLANDS PA
Sponsor: Congressional Institute Inc
Purpose: SOP HOUSE RETREAT/PLANNING SESSION
Date: Feb 3, 2000 (2 days)
Expense: $540.00
source

Destination: ATLANTA
Sponsor: COMMUNITY FINANCIAL SERVICES ASSOC./ADVANCE AMERICA
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL/FACT-FINDING
Date: Feb 24, 2000 (1 day)
Expense: $1,150.00
source

Destination: MOROCCO
Sponsor: US-Morocco Affairs Council
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL
Date: Jul 1, 2000 (8 days)
Expense: $4,172.50
source

Destination: WILLIAMSBURG VA
Sponsor: Congressional Institute Inc
Purpose: CONF. RETREAT
Date: Feb 1, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $625.00
source

Destination:
Sponsor: Hallmark Cards Inc
Purpose: STAFF CONGRESSMAN BLUNT
Date: May 7, 2001
Expense: $199.06
source

Destination: FORT WORTH, TX
Sponsor: BNSF Railway Company
Purpose: FACT FINDING TRIP
Date: Jun 25, 2001
Expense: $1,902.00
source

Destination: ISRAEL
Sponsor: American Israel Education Foundation
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL MISSION
Date: Aug 18, 2001 (8 days)
Expense: $11,243.00
source

Destination: PHILIPPINES
Sponsor: American Council of Young Political Leaders
Purpose:
Date: Nov 29, 2001 (14 days)
Expense: $3,153.20
source

Destination: DC - ARIZONA
Sponsor: International Mass Retail Association
Purpose: SPEAKING ENGAGEMENT & MEETING
Date: Jan 21, 2002
Expense: $513.50
source

Destination: GREENBRIER HOTEL, WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, WV
Sponsor: Congressional Institute Inc
Purpose: MEMBERS CONFERENCE RETREAT
Date: Jan 30, 2002 (2 days)
Expense: $785.00
source

Destination: WASHINGTON, DC - TURKEY
Sponsor: AMERICAN TURKISH COUNCIL, PFIZER INC, PHILIP MORRIS CO.
Purpose: FACT-FINDING TRIP
Date: May 25, 2002 (8 days)
Expense: $4,650.00
source

Destination: VIENNA AUSTRIA
Sponsor: Ripon Society and Ripon Educational Fund
Purpose: TRANS ATLANTIC CONFERENCE ATTENDEES
Date: Nov 16, 2002 (7 days)
Expense: $4,330.94
source

Destination: DISCUSS ELC RELATED MATTERS
Sponsor: Congressional Institute Inc
Purpose: ELC RETREAT
Date: Jan 29, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $717.00
source

Destination: GREENBRIER
Sponsor: Congressional Institute Inc
Purpose: HOUSE/SENATE REPUBLICAN PLANNING CONFERENCE.
Date: Feb 6, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $2,136.00
source



* - Trips by all travelers named Greg Hartley.


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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  • 11.17.14

    The Utility of a PhD

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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.