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(Photos: Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library)

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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*

Tod Hull


Total cost of 7 trips: $5,397.79


Trips traveled under the office of James Hansen

Destination: CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA
Sponsor: Mercatus Center at George Mason University
Purpose: ATTEND CHIEF OF STAFF RETREAT
Date: Jan 25, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $538.00
source

Destination: MIAMI - STILTSVILLE, FLA - 8.5SQMA
Sponsor: Miccosukee Tribe of Indians
Purpose: REVIEW ISSUES AFFECTING RESOURCE USE
Date: Aug 6, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $849.00
source

Destination: WDC - JACKSON, WY - GRANITE RANCH, WY
Sponsor: Safari Club International and affiliates
Purpose: ATTEND SAFARI CLUB'S CONGRESSIONAL WORKSHOP
Date: Aug 23, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $876.50
source

Destination: SAN ANTONIO, TX
Sponsor: National Parks Hospitality Association
Purpose: ATTEND & SPEAK AT NPHA MID YEAR MEETING
Date: Oct 11, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $1,155.00
source

Destination: WILLIAMSBURG, VA
Sponsor: Mercatus Center at George Mason University
Purpose: ATTEND MERCATUS CHIEF OF STAFF RETREAT
Date: Jan 24, 2002 (3 days)
Expense: $403.75
source

Destination: PETRIFIED FOREST NATIONAL PARK
Sponsor: National Parks & Conservation Association
Purpose: REVIEW PROPOSED EXPANSION AREA OF PARK
Date: May 28, 2002 (2 days)
Expense: $785.54
source


Trips traveled under the office of Richard Pombo

Destination:
Sponsor: Mercatus Center at George Mason University
Purpose: ATTEND CHIEF OF STAFF/SENIOR STAFF RETREAT
Date: Feb 21, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $790.00
source



* - Trips by all travelers named Tod Hull.


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.