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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*

Andrew Keiser


Total cost of 7 trips: $9,850.40


Trips traveled under the office of Michael Rogers

Destination: TOUR AND BRIEFING REGARDING YUCCA MOUNTAIN NUCLEAR STORAGE FACILITY
Sponsor: Nuclear Energy Institute
Purpose: EDUCATION ON POTENTIAL NUCLEAR WASTE REPOSITORY AT YUCCA MOUNTAIN
Date: May 5, 2002 (2 days)
Expense: $1,099.00
source

Destination: SERIES OF EDUCATION & INFORMATION SUMMITS & CONFERENCES ON TELECOMMUNICATIONS ISSUES
Sponsor: Telecommunications Industry Association
Purpose: EDUCATION ON TELECOMMUNICATIONS ISSUES BEFORE CONGRESS AND THE FCC
Date: Apr 11, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $539.00
source

Destination: TOUR OF ENERGY TRADING FLOOR, POWER PLANT & TRANSMISSION CENTER
Sponsor: American Public Power Association
Purpose: EDUCATION ON ELECTRICITY GENERATION, TRANSMISSION & TRADING
Date: Apr 16, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $1,084.50
source

Destination: CONFERENCES TO DISCUSS FEDERAL ENERGY POLICY
Sponsor: Electric Power Supply Association
Purpose: EDUCATION OF ENERGY ISSUES BEFORE CONGRESS & THE FERL
Date: May 29, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $976.40
source

Destination: CONFERENCES TO DISCUSS FEDERAL REGULATION, LEGISLATION OF THE CABLE INDUSTRY
Sponsor: Comcast Corporation
Purpose: EDUCATION ON REGULATION & LEGISLATION ON THE CABLE INDUSTRY
Date: Oct 17, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $503.00
source

Destination: DEPART LEXINGTON, KY - LOS ANGELES, CA
Sponsor: American Public Power Association
Purpose: EDUCATION ON ELECTRICITY GENERATION AND TRANSMISSION CHALLENGES FACING CA AND THE NATION
Date: Feb 18, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $1,348.50
source

Destination: REPUBLIC OF CHINA (TAIWAN)
Sponsor: Chinese International Economic Cooperation Association
Purpose: EDUCATION ON U.S.-TAIWAN FOREIGN POLICY & TRADE ISSUES. ALSO TO OBSERVE PARLIAMENTARY ELECTIONS
Date: Dec 7, 2004 (7 days)
Expense: $4,300.00
source



* - Trips by all travelers named Andrew Keiser.


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.