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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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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*

Xenia Horczakiwskyj


Total cost of 6 trips: $10,516.84


Trips traveled under the office of Bob Schaffer

Destination: BWI TO CHICAGO MIDWAY TO BWI
Sponsor: Ukranian National Information System
Purpose: TO ADDRESS THE UKRAINIAN CONGRESS COMMITTEE OF AMERICA
Date: Oct 14, 2000
Expense: $352.00
source

Destination: TAIPEI
Sponsor: Chinese National Association of Industry and Commerce
Purpose: FACT-FINDING
Date: Dec 14, 2000 (7 days)
Expense: $3,700.00
source


Trips traveled under the office of Curt Weldon

Destination: MANCHESTER, UK
Sponsor: BNFL Nuclear Services Inc
Purpose: FACT-FINDING ON SPENT NUCLEAR FUEL
Date: May 27, 2002 (3 days)
Expense: $1,642.50
source

Destination: TEL AVIV
Sponsor: American Israel Education Foundation
Purpose: FACT-FINDING/MEETINGS WITH GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS/VISITS TO MILITARY SITES/VIEW OF SECURITY THREATS
Date: Dec 7, 2003 (7 days)
Expense: $2,694.94
source

Destination: NEW ORLEANS
Sponsor: SAP America Inc
Purpose: TECHNOLOGY CONFERENCE
Date: May 10, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $802.40
source

Destination: KYIV-UKRAINE
Sponsor: American Foreign Policy Council
Purpose: FACT-FINDING
Date: Feb 20, 2005 (6 days)
Expense: $1,325.00
source



* - Trips by all travelers named Xenia Horczakiwskyj.


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.