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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*

Jeff Kahrs


Total cost of 9 trips: $10,402.82


Trips traveled under the office of Todd Tiahrt

Destination: CHARLOTTESVILLE VA. BOAR'S HEAD INN
Sponsor: Mercatus Center at George Mason University
Purpose: LEGISLATIVE/POLICY RETREAT
Date: Jan 20, 2000 (2 days)
Expense: $476.50
source

Destination: YUCCA MOUNTAIN
Sponsor: NUCLEAR ENERGY INSTITUTE, AND THE YUCCA MT. PROJECT OFFICE PAID FOR BUS TRANSPO APPROX. $25.00
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL
Date: Feb 21, 2000 (2 days)
Expense: $895.32
source

Destination: TUCSON, ARIZONA
Sponsor: Bombardier Inc
Purpose:
Date: May 31, 2000 (1 day)
Expense: $2,143.00
source

Destination: TAIPEI, TAIWAN
Sponsor: Chinese National Association of Industry and Commerce
Purpose: ATTENDING SEMINAR, FACT-FINDING & EDUCATIONS VISIT
Date: Aug 24, 2001 (7 days)
Expense: $3,580.00
source

Destination: GREENBRIER, WV
Sponsor: Congressional Institute Inc
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL MEETINGS ON HOW TO BE A BETTER COS.
Date: Feb 19, 2002 (2 days)
Expense: $624.00
source

Destination: CHIEF OF STAFF RETREAT IN PHILADELPHIA, PA
Sponsor: Mercatus Center at George Mason University
Purpose: CHIEF OF STAFF RETREAT
Date: Feb 21, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $530.00
source

Destination: PHILADELPHIA
Sponsor: Mercatus Center at George Mason University
Purpose: REPUBLICAN CHIEF OF STAFF RETREAT
Date: Feb 20, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $600.00
source

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

Destination: WHITE SULPHER SPRINGS, WEST VIRGINIA-THE GREENBRIER
Sponsor: Congressional Institute Inc
Purpose: BICAMERAL CHIEFS OF STAFF RETREAT
Date: Mar 3, 2005 (2 days)
Expense: $543.00
source



* - Trips by all travelers named Jeff Kahrs.


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

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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.