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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*

Brian Kennedy


Total cost of 7 trips: $15,656.33


Trips traveled under the office of Richard Pombo

Destination: ANCHORAGE, ALASKA - PERDLICE, ALASKA
Sponsor: BP plc (BP Amoco)
Purpose: TO STUDY OIL PRODUCTION IN PRODHOE BAY ON THE NORTH SLOPE OF ALASKA
Date: Aug 9, 2004
Expense: $560.00
source

Destination: SAVANNAH, GA
Sponsor: American Gas Association
Purpose: TO SPEAK AS PART OF AGA'S CAPITOL ROUNDTABLE DURING THEIR CONFERENCE
Date: Apr 1, 2005 (1 day)
Expense: $872.64
source


Trips traveled under the office of George Radanovich

Destination: JAPAN
Sponsor: Congressional Economic Leadership Institute
Purpose: STUDY
Date: Jan 9, 2000 (7 days)
Expense: $7,921.85
source

Destination: SAN DIEGO, CA
Sponsor: SBC Communications Inc
Purpose: TELECOMMUNICATIONS BRIEFING
Date: Feb 19, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $1,641.15
source

Destination: MONTREAL
Sponsor: Congressional Economic Leadership Institute
Purpose: AVIATION & TRADE STUDY
Date: Jul 6, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $1,409.00
source

Destination: NEW YORK, NY
Sponsor: National Cable and Telecommunications Association and affiliated cable organizations
Purpose: STUDY CABLE TELEVISION ISSUES
Date: Dec 6, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $1,595.44
source

Destination: SAN DIEGO, CA
Sponsor: SBC Communications Inc
Purpose: STAFF SEMINAR ON BROADBAND TECHNOLOGY
Date: Apr 4, 2002 (3 days)
Expense: $1,656.25
source



* - Trips by all travelers named Brian Kennedy.


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.