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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*

Jameel Johnson


Total cost of 11 trips: $37,612.11


Trips traveled under the office of Gregory Meeks

Destination: ISRAEL/JORDAN
Sponsor: Jewish Community Relations Council(s)
Purpose: EDUCATION, FACT-FINDING - ISRAEL/MIDDLE EAST PEACE PROCESS
Date: Jan 9, 2000 (8 days)
Expense: $2,493.00
source

Destination: OMAN
Sponsor: Oman Chamber of Commerce and Industry
Purpose: FACT-FINDING
Date: Apr 19, 2000 (8 days)
Expense: $8,510.00
source

Destination: NEW YORK CITY
Sponsor: New York Stock Exchange
Purpose: ADVANCE WALK THROUGH/PREPARATION FOR CBC VISIT ON 6/15-16
Date: Jun 9, 2000
Expense: $439.00
source

Destination:
Sponsor: NEW YORK STOCK EXCHANGE, BELL ATLANTIC, HUMPTY DUMPTY INSTITUTE
Purpose: CONG. BLACK CAUCUS VISIT TO NY STOCK EXCHANGE
Date: Jun 14, 2000 (3 days)
Expense: $891.43
source

Destination: KL, MALAYSIA
Sponsor: Institute of Strategic and International Studies (ISIS) Malaysia
Purpose: STUDY US-MALAYSIAN ECONOMIC & POLITICAL RELATIONS; MEETINGS WITH US & MALAYSIAN GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS.
Date: Jan 7, 2001 (8 days)
Expense: $6,749.31
source

Destination: BOARS HEAD INN, CHARLOTTSVILLE, VA
Sponsor: Mercatus Center at George Mason University
Purpose: CHIEF OF STAFF RETREAT
Date: Jan 25, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $401.00
source

Destination: DOMINICA-ROSS UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF MEDICINE
Sponsor: Ross University
Purpose: MEET FACULTY & SEE CAMPUS & ROSS UNIV. MINORITY SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM
Date: Apr 16, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $2,723.53
source

Destination: NYC
Sponsor: NASDAQ
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL TRIP TO NY NASDAQ MARKET SITE
Date: Apr 20, 2001
Expense: $242.84
source

Destination: BRAZIL
Sponsor: Brazil-US Business Council
Purpose:
Date: May 26, 2001 (8 days)
Expense: $8,342.00
source

Destination: DOHA QATAR
Sponsor: State of Qatar
Purpose: LEARNING ABOUT QATAR
Date: Jan 4, 2002 (11 days)
Expense: $6,510.00
source

Destination: NEW YORK
Sponsor: Bond Market Association
Purpose: FACT-FINDING
Date: May 29, 2002 (1 day)
Expense: $310.00
source



* - Trips by all travelers named Jameel 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.
  • 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.