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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*

Matthew Kirk


Total cost of 7 trips: $16,999.00


Trips traveled under the office of Don Nickles

Destination: SALT LAKE CITY, UT
Sponsor: Freddie Mac
Purpose: ATTEND SENATOR BENNETT'S FINANCIAL SERVICES & TECHNOLOGY CONFERENCE
Date: Feb 17, 2000 (3 days)
Expense: $966.00
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Destination: NEW YORK CITY
Sponsor: Fannie Mae
Purpose: ATTEND MEETINGS AT MERRILL LYNCH AND THE NEW YORK STOCK EXCHANGE
Date: Feb 24, 2000
Expense: $215.00
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Destination: SAN FRANCISCO
Sponsor: Mortgage Insurance Companies of America
Purpose: MEETINGS & BRIEFINGS WITH PMI & OTHER MORTGAGE INSURANCE COMPANY EXECUTIVES
Date: Apr 17, 2000 (2 days)
Expense: $1,331.00
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Destination: MALAYSIA
Sponsor: Cardinal Health Inc
Purpose: TOUR PRODUCTION FACILITIES, MEET WITH MALAYSIAN GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS & US AMBASSADOR
Date: Aug 18, 2000 (8 days)
Expense: $10,500.00
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Destination: NEW YORK CITY
Sponsor: New York Stock Exchange
Purpose: INFORMATIONAL VISIT & BRIEFING AT THE NEW YORK STOCK EXCHANGE
Date: Jan 11, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $1,110.00
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Destination: MIAMI, FLA
Sponsor: Mortgage Insurance Companies of America
Purpose: PARTICIPATE IN PANEL DISCUSSIONS WITH INDUSTRY REPRESENTATIVES
Date: Apr 9, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $835.00
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Destination: AVENTURA, FLA
Sponsor: Securities Industry Association
Purpose: SPEAK ON A PANEL AT THE SIA GOVERNMENT RELATION LEGISLATIVE CONFERENCE
Date: Apr 19, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $2,042.00
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* - Trips by all travelers named Matthew Kirk.


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.