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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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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*

Pete Levitas


Total cost of 6 trips: $12,610.90


Trips traveled under the office of Mike Dewine

Destination: NEW YORK CITY
Sponsor: Sprint Corporation
Purpose: TELECOM BRIEFING AND SPEECH
Date: Mar 13, 2000 (1 day)
Expense: $754.00
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Destination: NEW ORLEANS
Sponsor: National Cable and Telecommunications Association and affiliated cable organizations
Purpose: NCTA CONFERENCE--PANEL PARTICIPANT
Date: May 8, 2000 (1 day)
Expense: $976.00
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Destination: SAN DIEGO
Sponsor: SBC Communications Inc
Purpose: ILLEGIBLE
Date: Feb 19, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $1,740.00
source

Destination: BRUSSELS AND PARIS
Sponsor: Congressional Economic Leadership Institute
Purpose: MEET WITH EUROPEAN UNION AND FOREIGN GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS REGARDING INTERNATIONAL AVIATION AND OTHER COMPETITION ISSUES
Date: May 27, 2001 (5 days)
Expense: $7,447.00
source

Destination: VANCOUVER
Sponsor: American Bar Association
Purpose: AMERICAN BAR ASSOCIATION/ANTITRUST LAW SECTION POST-ANNUAL LEADERSHIP CONFERENCE
Date: Aug 14, 2003 (11 days)
Expense: $1,438.90
source

Destination: PHILADELPHIA & SURROUNDING AREA
Sponsor: Comcast Corporation
Purpose: VISIT COMCAST FACILITIES
Date: Jan 30, 2004
Expense: $255.00
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* - Trips by all travelers named Pete Levitas.


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.