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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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(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*

Dana Johnson


Total cost of 10 trips: $18,966.28


Trips traveled under the office of Ric Keller

Destination: HOT SPRINGS, VA
Sponsor: Congressional Institute Inc
Purpose: BICAMERAL CHIEF OF STAFF RETREAT
Date: Oct 23, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $597.00
source

Destination: PBI
Sponsor: FLORIDA SUGAR CANE LEAGUE (80%) AND SUGAR CANE GROWERS COOPERATIVE OF FLORIDA (20%)
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL TRIP VISITING SUGARCANE FARMS AND FACILITIES
Date: Feb 18, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $896.48
source

Destination: NYC
Sponsor: Congressional Institute Inc
Purpose: BICAMERAL CHIEF OF STAFF RETREAT
Date: Mar 11, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $1,011.00
source


Trips traveled under the office of John Mchugh

Destination: GERMANY, BELGIUM, FRANCE
Sponsor: ASSOC. OF POSTAL SERVICE PROVIDERS: BUNDESVERBAND DER POSTDIENSHEISTER
Purpose: CONGRESSIONAL BRIEFING TOUR-POSTAL & REGULATORY ISSUES
Date: Nov 26, 2000 (5 days)
Expense: $6,720.00
source

Destination: VAIL, COLORADO
Sponsor: El Paso Corporation
Purpose: BRIEFINGS ON REGULATORY ENVIRONMENT AND INDUSTRY PROJECTIONS RELATED TO U.S. NATURAL GAS PRODUCTION
Date: Dec 10, 2000 (3 days)
Expense: $2,979.13
source

Destination: LAKE PLACID, NY
Sponsor: US Olympic Committee
Purpose: INSPECT OLYMPIC TRAINING FACILITY & EVENT VENUES
Date: Feb 9, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $118.00
source

Destination: SARANAC LAKE, NY & ALBANY, NY
Sponsor: Healthcare Association of New York State
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL TOUR OF RURAL & URBAN HOSPITAL FACILITIES.
Date: Aug 14, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $621.23
source

Destination: TAIPEI, TAIWAN AND KENTING NATIONAL PARK, TAIWAN
Sponsor: Chinese National Association of Industry and Commerce
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL; FACT-FINDING
Date: Aug 19, 2001 (7 days)
Expense: $3,900.00
source

Destination:
Sponsor: UNITED STATES OLYMPIC COMMITTEE & THE OLYMPIC REGIONAL DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY (AN ENTITY OF NEW YORK STATE)
Purpose: CONGRESSIONAL INSPECTION OF OLYMPIC FACILITIES
Date: Jan 31, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $172.00
source

Destination: ORLANDO, FL
Sponsor: SAP America Inc
Purpose: DEMONSTRATIONS AND BRIEFINGS TO HIGHLIGHT EMERGING TECHNOLOGIES AND POTENTIAL APPLICATION FOR HOMELAND SECURITY AND NATIONAL DEFENSE NEEDS.
Date: Jun 15, 2003 (4 days)
Expense: $1,951.44
source



* - Trips by all travelers named Dana Johnson.


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.