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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*

John Magill


Total cost of 11 trips: $35,297.44


Trips traveled under the office of Wally Herger

Destination:
Sponsor: CTIA-The Wireless Association
Purpose: LEGISLATIVE CONFERENCE
Date: May 12, 2000 (2 days)
Expense: $1,090.00
source

Destination: FRANKFORT-MIMISH-BRUSSELS-BERLIN-FRANKFORT
Sponsor: Hanns Seidel Foundation
Purpose: DISCUSS BILATERAL RELATIONS BETWEEN US & GERMANY - NATU AND EURO MEETINGS, AS WELL
Date: Jul 1, 2000 (7 days)
Expense: $4,100.00
source

Destination:
Sponsor: CTIA-The Wireless Association
Purpose: LEGISLATIVE CONFERENCE
Date: May 4, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $1,090.00
source

Destination: HOUSE/SENATE CHIEFS OF STAFF RETREAT
Sponsor: Congressional Institute Inc
Purpose: SAME AS ITINERARY
Date: Feb 19, 2002 (2 days)
Expense: $649.00
source

Destination: MEETINGS & DISCUSSIONS RELATED TO CELL TELEPHONE INDUSTRY
Sponsor: CTIA-The Wireless Association
Purpose: DISCUSS CELL TELEPHONE ISSUES
Date: May 3, 2002 (2 days)
Expense: $1,285.00
source

Destination: SWEDEN
Sponsor: Saab AB
Purpose: VISIT SAAB RESEARCH AND MANUFACTURING SITES IN SWEDEN WHICH PROVIDE EQUIPMENT TO US DEFENSE FORCES.
Date: Aug 17, 2003 (7 days)
Expense: $6,583.09
source

Destination: THE HOMESTEAD, VA
Sponsor: Congressional Institute Inc
Purpose: BICAMERAL CHIEFS OF STAFF RETREAT
Date: Oct 23, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $895.00
source

Destination: AMSTERDAM
Sponsor: NETHERLANDS ATLANTIC ASSOCIATION
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL / FACT-FINDING
Date: Apr 4, 2004 (7 days)
Expense: $3,590.17
source

Destination: KEY BISCAYNE, FL
Sponsor: Ripon Society and Ripon Educational Fund
Purpose: 2005 RIPON CONGRESSIONAL ADVISORY BOARD POLICY CONFERENCE
Date: Jan 12, 2005 (4 days)
Expense: $2,070.70
source

Destination: WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, WV
Sponsor: Congressional Institute Inc
Purpose: BICAMERAL CHIEFS OF STAFF RETREAT
Date: Mar 3, 2005 (2 days)
Expense: $543.00
source

Destination: MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA
Sponsor: General Atomics
Purpose: FACT FINDING, EDUCATIONAL, MEETINGS WITH AUSTRALIAN OFFICIALS, LEGISLATORS AND U.S. EMBASSY PERSONNEL
Date: Mar 17, 2005 (8 days)
Expense: $13,401.48
source



* - Trips by all travelers named John Magill.


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.
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    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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    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.