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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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(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*

Melissa Bartlett


Total cost of 8 trips: $6,068.36


Trips traveled under the office of Joe Barton

Destination: TRAVELED TO SAN JUAN, PUERTO RICO
Sponsor: Biotechnology Industry Organization
Purpose: TO VISIT BIOTECHNOLOGY RESEARCH AND MANUFACTURING FACILITIES
Date: Nov 8, 2004 (3 days)
Expense: $1,405.55
source

Destination: BALTIMORE, MD
Sponsor: ALLIANCE FOR HEALTH REFORM/CHA
Purpose: HEALTH STAFF RETREAT
Date: Jan 6, 2005 (1 day)
Expense: $234.00
source

Destination: TRAVELED TO AUSTIN, TEXAS
Sponsor: TEXAS MEDICAL FOUNDATION/AMERICAN HEALTH QUALITY ASSOCIATION
Purpose: TO VISIT WITH TEXAS QIO AND MEET WITH PROVIDERS USING QIO SERVICES
Date: Mar 30, 2005 (1 day)
Expense: $598.90
source

Destination: TAMPA, FLORIDA
Sponsor: Long Term Care Pharmacy Alliance
Purpose: CONGRESSIONAL BRIEFING AND SITE VISIT
Date: Apr 1, 2005 (1 day)
Expense: $1,050.61
source

Destination: CHARLOTTESVILLE, VIRGINIA
Sponsor: University of Virginia
Purpose: ATTEND A CONGRESSIONAL FAMILIARIZATION PROGRAM AT UVA REGARDING ISSUES PERTAINING TO MEDICAL SCHOOLS AND TEACHING HOSPITALS
Date: Aug 9, 2005 (1 day)
Expense: $277.05
source

Destination: PITTSBURGH, PA
Sponsor: Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
Purpose: FACT-FINDING TRIP REGARDING NURSING HEALTHCARE QUALITY AT THE BEDSIDE "TRANSFORMING CARE AT THE BEDSIDE" PROGRAM
Date: Aug 11, 2005
Expense: $480.34
source

Destination: LOS ANGELES, CA
Sponsor: California Healthcare Institute
Purpose: FACT-FINDING TRIP TO AMGEN, MEDTRONIC, AND UCLA TO GAIN KNOWLEDGE OF BIOMEDICAL R&D AND MANUFACTURING AND HEALTHCARE TECHNOLOGIES
Date: Aug 15, 2005 (2 days)
Expense: $1,973.91
source

Destination: CHANTILLY, VA
Sponsor: QUEST DIAGNOSTICS
Purpose: FACT-FINDING VISIT AND TOUR OF QUEST DIAGNOSTICS NICHOLS INSTITUTE, CHANTILLY, VIRGINIA
Date: Aug 31, 2005
Expense: $48.00
source



* - Trips by all travelers named Melissa Bartlett.


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.