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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*

Thad Huguley


Total cost of 8 trips: $25,174.77


Trips traveled under the office of Marion Berry

Destination: HAMBURG
Sponsor: Checkpoint Charlie Foundation
Purpose: STUDY GERMAN POLITICS AND CULTURE
Date: May 26, 2001 (8 days)
Expense: $1,680.00
source

Destination: TOURED KIT CARSON ELECTRIC COOPERATIVE SERVICE AREA
Sponsor: National Rural Electric Cooperative Association
Purpose: FACT-FINDING
Date: Jun 30, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $1,500.00
source

Destination: SANTIAGO
Sponsor: Chilean-American Chamber of Commerce
Purpose: FACT-FINDING MISSION TO CHILE. FOCUSED PRIMARILY ON US/CHILE FREE TRADE AGREEMENT
Date: Jun 28, 2003 (5 days)
Expense: $1,516.00
source

Destination: RAPID CITY, SD - GILLETTE, WY
Sponsor: Arkansas Electric Cooperatives Inc
Purpose: TOUR COAL MINE AND DISCUSS RELEVANT ISSUES
Date: Jul 12, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $1,220.17
source

Destination: DOHA
Sponsor: QATAR CENTER FOR EDUCATION & CULTURE EXCHANGE PROGRAM
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL & CULTURAL EXCHANGE PROGRAM
Date: Jan 9, 2004 (6 days)
Expense: $7,700.00
source

Destination: JONESBORO - HAVANA - MEMPHIS
Sponsor: JULIE AND MARTY BELE CHARITABLE FOUNDATION
Purpose: FACT-FINDING
Date: Jul 15, 2004 (3 days)
Expense: $2,960.00
source

Destination: BRASILIA - RIO DA JANEIRO
Sponsor: Brazil Information Center
Purpose: U.S./BRAZIL CONGRESSIONAL STAFF DIALOGUE AND FACT-FINDING
Date: Feb 21, 2005 (7 days)
Expense: $6,660.60
source

Destination: SEATTLE
Sponsor: Microsoft Corporation
Purpose: TOURED MICROSOFT CAMPUS AND BRIEFED ON FEDERAL ISSUES OF INTEREST TO MICROSOFT
Date: Jun 2, 2005 (3 days)
Expense: $1,938.00
source



* - Trips by all travelers named Thad Huguley.


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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    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.