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(Photos: Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library)

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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*

Robert Hobart


Total cost of 7 trips: $27,104.22


Trips traveled under the office of Rick Hill

Destination: CHARLOTTESVILLE VIRGINIA
Sponsor: Mercatus Center at George Mason University
Purpose: CHIEF OF STAFF RETREAT
Date: Nov 30, 1999
Expense: $421.50
source


Trips traveled under the office of Zach Wamp

Destination: ENGLAND & SCOTLAND
Sponsor: Nuclear Energy Institute
Purpose: FACT-FINDING TOUR
Date: Aug 27, 2000 (7 days)
Expense: $3,019.61
source

Destination:
Sponsor: General Atomics
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL TRIP
Date: Jan 10, 2002 (3 days)
Expense: $1,175.70
source

Destination: PARIS, FRANCE
Sponsor: European Institute
Purpose: FACT-FINDING TRIP
Date: Dec 15, 2003 (4 days)
Expense: $11,717.89
source

Destination: DC - PENNSYLVANIA
Sponsor: National Rural Electric Cooperative Association
Purpose: LEGISLATIVE RETREAT
Date: Oct 17, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $1,165.00
source

Destination: DC-KONA, HI
Sponsor: American Association of Airport Executives
Purpose: SPEAK ON PANEL & ATTEND 19TH ANNUAL AVIATION ISSUES CONFERENCE
Date: Jan 8, 2005 (8 days)
Expense: $2,628.00
source

Destination: WASHINGTON-DULLES-SWEDEN
Sponsor: Saab AB
Purpose: VISIT SELECTED SAAB RESEARCH AND MANUFACTURING SITES AND DISCUSS THE CONTRIBUTION OF SWEDISH COMPANIES IN PROVIDING EQUIPMENT TO U.S. DEFENSE FORCES
Date: Aug 21, 2005 (6 days)
Expense: $6,976.52
source



* - Trips by all travelers named Robert Hobart.


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.