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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*

Nancy Lifset


Total cost of 7 trips: $48,342.74


Trips traveled under the office of Randy Cunningham

Destination:
Sponsor: American Jewish Committee
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL/ISRAEL GOVERNMENT, PEACE PROCESS AND NATIONAL SECURITY ISSUES
Date: Jul 1, 2000 (8 days)
Expense: $3,287.00
source

Destination: SWEDEN
Sponsor: Saab AB
Purpose: TO LEARN ABOUT DEFENSE TECHNOLOGIES JOINTLY SUPPORTED BY U.S. AND SWEDEN, AND OTHER TECHNOLOGIES WITH POTENTIAL APPLICATION FOR U.S. SECURITY REQUIREMENTS
Date: Aug 19, 2001 (7 days)
Expense: $7,000.00
source

Destination: ITALY
Sponsor: General Atomics
Purpose: VISITS TO NATO FACILITIES, AND MANUFACTURERS OF U.S. DEFENSE EQUIPMENTMEETING WITH U.S. EMBASSY REPRESENTATIVES IN ITALY
Date: Mar 29, 2002 (9 days)
Expense: $5,462.86
source

Destination: BRUNSWICK, ME - GROTON, CT
Sponsor: General Dynamics Corporation
Purpose: VISIT 2 NAVAL SHIPBUILDING FACILITIES
Date: Jul 27, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $1,338.26
source

Destination: BERLIN
Sponsor: General Atomics
Purpose: TO VISIT GENERAL ATOMICS FACILITIES IN GERMANY RELATED TO U.S. AND NATO SECURITY, AND U.S. MILITARY OPERATIONS LOCATED THERE
Date: Aug 15, 2003 (9 days)
Expense: $7,192.83
source

Destination: ROME, ITALY-ANTARA AND ISTANBUL, TURKEY
Sponsor: General Atomics
Purpose: MEETINGS WITH TURKISH & ITALIAN GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS AND CONTRACTORS TO DISCUSS NATO INTEROPERABILITY AND RELATED MILITARY ISSUES, MEETINGS WITH U.S. EMBASSY AND GOVERNMENT OFFICIAL IN ITALY AND TURKEY
Date: Apr 12, 2004 (7 days)
Expense: $9,588.63
source

Destination: AUSTRALIA
Sponsor: General Atomics
Purpose: TO VISIT WITH AUSTRALIAN OFFICIALS, MILITARY AND OTHERS ENGAGED IN U.S.-AUSTRALIAN MUTUAL SECURITY ISSUES
Date: Mar 17, 2005 (8 days)
Expense: $14,473.16
source



* - Trips by all travelers named Nancy Lifset.


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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  • 11.17.14

    The Utility of a PhD

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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.