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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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(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*

David Lucas


Total cost of 9 trips: $25,171.08


Trips traveled under the office of Mike Doyle

Destination: JAPAN
Sponsor: Nuclear Energy Institute
Purpose: FACT-FINDING TRIP OF JAPANESE NUCLEAR FACILITIES
Date: Apr 14, 2000 (9 days)
Expense: $6,736.30
source

Destination: PARIS-AVINGNON
Sponsor: Nuclear Energy Institute
Purpose: FACT-FINDING TRIP OF FRENCH NUCLEAR FACILITIES
Date: May 26, 2001 (8 days)
Expense: $4,808.90
source

Destination: PITTSBURGH
Sponsor: SIEMENS WESTINGHOUSE
Purpose: FACT FINDING VISIT TO FUEL CELL MANUFACTURING FACILITY
Date: Apr 4, 2002
Expense: $215.74
source

Destination: SEATTLE, WA
Sponsor: Microsoft Corporation
Purpose: FACT FINDING
Date: Jun 30, 2002 (3 days)
Expense: $2,003.00
source

Destination: PHILADELPHIA, PA
Sponsor: Mercatus Center at George Mason University
Purpose: CHIEFS OF STAFF SEMINAR
Date: Feb 21, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $455.00
source

Destination: EASTERN SHORE, MD
Sponsor: Comptel/ASCENT
Purpose: LEGISLATIVE CONFERENCE
Date: Apr 24, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $706.00
source

Destination: PHILADELPHIA, PA
Sponsor: Comcast Corporation
Purpose: ATTEND ISSUES CONFERENCE
Date: Mar 12, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $1,491.00
source

Destination: ATHENS, GREECE
Sponsor: CARNEGIE MELLON UNIVERSITY/ATHENS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY INSTITUTE
Purpose: FACT FINDING/GRADUATION
Date: Apr 12, 2004 (7 days)
Expense: $5,944.00
source

Destination: BERLIN, GERMANY/COLOGNE, GERMANY/AMSTERDAM, NETHERLANDS
Sponsor: Coal Utilization Research Council
Purpose: FACILITY TOUR
Date: Mar 28, 2005 (7 days)
Expense: $2,811.14
source



* - Trips by all travelers named David Lucas.


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.