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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*

Elizabeth Maier


Total cost of 5 trips: $10,793.10


Trips traveled under the office of Jon Kyl

Destination: SANTIAGO, CHILE
Sponsor: Chilean-American Chamber of Commerce
Purpose: STAFF DELEGATION TRIP REGARDING U.S.-CHILE TRADE RELATIONS
Date: Aug 12, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $1,281.00
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Destination: ZURICH, BERN, GENEVA AND LUGANA SWITZERLAND
Sponsor: Government of Switzerland
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL, TO PARTICIPATE IN NUMEROUS EDUCATIONAL PANELS
Date: Jun 29, 2002 (7 days)
Expense: $4,430.00
source

Destination: NEW YORK CITY, NY AND WILMINGTON, DE
Sponsor: National Mining Association
Purpose: FACT-FINDING TRIP
Date: Jul 10, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $737.10
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Destination: RABAT, CASABLANCA, TANQIER, AL JADIDA AND MARRAKECH MOROCCO
Sponsor: Ribat Al Fath Association for Sustainable Development
Purpose: TO MEET WITH NGO OFFICIALS ABOUT SUSTAINABLE GROWTH MOROCCO AND HOW A PROPOSED FREE TRADE AGREEMENT WITH THE COUNTRY WILL HELP THE ECONOMY OF MOROCCO. ALSO, TO LEARN ABOUT RECENT COUNTER-TERRORISM EFFORTS IN MOROCCO
Date: May 22, 2004 (7 days)
Expense: $3,505.00
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Destination: NEW YORK CITY
Sponsor: American International Automobile Dealers Association
Purpose: TRAVEL TO NEW YORK TO MEET WITH AUTO INDUSTRY OFFICIALS ABOUT TRADE, ENVIRONMENT, AND TECHNOLOGY ISSUES
Date: Mar 23, 2005 (1 day)
Expense: $840.00
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* - Trips by all travelers named Elizabeth Maier.


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.