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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*

Robert King


Total cost of 6 trips: $15,616.23


Trips traveled under the office of Sam Gejdenson

Destination: MUSCAT, OMAN
Sponsor: Oman Chamber of Commerce and Industry
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL; FACTFINDING
Date: Apr 19, 2000 (8 days)
Expense: $8,510.00
source

Destination: COPENHAGEN, VILNIUS, RIGA, TALINNIN
Sponsor: Potomac Foundation
Purpose: CONGRESSIONAL STAFF FACT FINDING
Date: Aug 15, 2000 (7 days)
Expense: $2,764.67
source


Trips traveled under the office of Tom Lantos

Destination: NEW YORK CITY
Sponsor: Council on Foreign Relations
Purpose: PARTICIPATE IN SYMPOSIUM
Date: Feb 20, 2001
Expense: $111.00
source

Destination: PROVO, UTAH
Sponsor: Brigham Young University
Purpose: PARTICIPATE IN CONVOCATION/SYMPOSIUM
Date: Apr 26, 2001 (4 days)
Expense: $433.00
source

Destination: BRUSSELS, BERLIN, PARIS
Sponsor: German Marshall Fund of the United States
Purpose: MEETINGS ON NATO, EO, US-EUR RELATIONS
Date: Jan 9, 2002 (9 days)
Expense: $3,130.03
source

Destination: PROVO, UTAH
Sponsor: Brigham Young University
Purpose: SPEECH-PRESENTATION TO STUDENTS AND FACULTY
Date: Apr 4, 2003 (5 days)
Expense: $667.53
source



* - Trips by all travelers named Robert King.


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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    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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    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.