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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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(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*

William Mcbride


Total cost of 20 trips: $28,254.36


Trips traveled under the office of Vernon Ehlers

Destination: JACKSONVILLE, FLORIDA
Sponsor: United States Telecom Association and state affiliates
Purpose: STAFF RETREAT-TELECOMMUNICATIONS ISSUES
Date: Apr 16, 2000 (2 days)
Expense: $1,258.22
source

Destination: CHARLOTTESVILLE, VIRGINIA
Sponsor: George Mason University
Purpose: CHIEF OF STAFF RETREAT
Date: Jan 25, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $200.00
source

Destination: AMSTERDAM
Sponsor: Atlantic & Pacific Exchange Program
Purpose: STUDY PUBLIC POLICY MATTERS IN NETHERLANDS
Date: Apr 7, 2001 (7 days)
Expense: $2,417.00
source

Destination: NEW YORK, NEW YORK
Sponsor: NASDAQ
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL TRIP
Date: May 31, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $1,183.50
source

Destination: AVIATION ISSUES CONFERENCE
Sponsor: Congressional Economic Leadership Institute
Purpose:
Date: Jul 6, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $1,409.00
source

Destination: D.C. TO WILLIAMSBURG VA
Sponsor: Mercatus Center at George Mason University
Purpose: CHIEF OF STAFF RETREAT
Date: Jan 24, 2002 (2 days)
Expense: $333.00
source

Destination: D.C. TO DETROIT
Sponsor: Northwest Airlines Corporation
Purpose: NEW TERMINAL TOUR
Date: Jan 28, 2002
Expense: $521.00
source

Destination: MIAMI FLORIDA
Sponsor: Aviation Safety Alliance
Purpose: AVIATION SECURITY CONFERENCE
Date: Feb 15, 2002 (3 days)
Expense: $1,119.00
source

Destination: WEST VIRGINIA
Sponsor: Congressional Institute Inc
Purpose: CHIEF OF STAFF RETREAT
Date: Feb 19, 2002 (2 days)
Expense: $649.00
source

Destination: NEW YORK, NY
Sponsor: Congressional Economic Leadership Institute
Purpose: AVIATION TRANSPORTATION CONFERENCE
Date: Jul 5, 2002 (2 days)
Expense: $1,299.00
source

Destination: PHILADELPHIA
Sponsor: Mercatus Center at George Mason University
Purpose: HOUSE CHIEF OF STAFF RETREAT
Date: Feb 21, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $320.00
source

Destination: WASHINGTON D.C. TO CHICAGO
Sponsor: Congressional Economic Leadership Institute
Purpose: AVIATION CONFERENCE
Date: Jul 11, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $461.00
source

Destination: HOT SPRINGS, VIRGINIA
Sponsor: Republican Main Street Partnership
Purpose: CHIEF OF STAFF RETREAT
Date: Sep 26, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $855.64
source

Destination: HOT SPRINGS VIRGINIA PROVIDED OWN TRANSPORTATION
Sponsor: Congressional Institute Inc
Purpose: CHIEF OF STAFF RETREAT
Date: Oct 23, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $597.00
source

Destination: SINGAPORE
Sponsor: Institute of Southeast Asian Studies
Purpose: ISSUE STUDIES
Date: Dec 8, 2003 (5 days)
Expense: $8,031.00
source

Destination: PHILADELPHIA
Sponsor: Mercatus Center at George Mason University
Purpose: CHIEF OF STAFF RETREAT
Date: Feb 20, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $336.00
source

Destination: NEW YORK
Sponsor: Congressional Institute Inc
Purpose: CHIEF OF STAFF RETREAT
Date: Mar 11, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $440.00
source

Destination: ZURICH
Sponsor: Government of Switzerland
Purpose: MEETINGS ON INITIATIVE IN FINANCE, PHARMACETICAL AND BIOTECHSECTORS
Date: Jun 26, 2004 (7 days)
Expense: $5,870.00
source

Destination: PHILADELPHIA
Sponsor: Mercatus Center at George Mason University
Purpose: CHIEF OF STAFF RETREAT
Date: Feb 4, 2005 (1 day)
Expense: $412.00
source

Destination: WASHINGTON D.C. TO WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W.V.
Sponsor: Congressional Institute Inc
Purpose: CHIEF OF STAFF RETREAT
Date: Mar 3, 2005 (2 days)
Expense: $543.00
source



* - Trips by all travelers named William Mcbride.


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.
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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.