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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*

Daniel Mcfaul


Total cost of 6 trips: $22,982.27


Trips traveled under the office of Jeff Miller

Destination: DC TO SINGAPORE
Sponsor: Institute of Southeast Asian Studies
Purpose: SUMMITS ON TRADE, TERRORISM PREVENTION
Date: Feb 18, 2003 (4 days)
Expense: $6,953.89
source

Destination: YUCCA MOUNTAIN
Sponsor: Nuclear Energy Institute
Purpose: FACT FINDING
Date: Jun 29, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $1,593.07
source

Destination: WASHINGTON D.C. TO PHILADELPHIA, PA
Sponsor: Mercatus Center at George Mason University
Purpose: CHIEF OF STAFF RETREAT
Date: Feb 20, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $600.00
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Destination: STOCKHOLM, SWEDEN
Sponsor: Saab AB
Purpose: VISIT SAAB MANUFACTURING FACILITIES, EVALUATED HARDWARE MANUFACTURED FOR THE US MILITARY BY PREPARE FOR "06 DEFENSE AUTHORIZATION BILL
Date: Aug 15, 2004 (7 days)
Expense: $7,013.00
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Destination: PHILADELPHIA
Sponsor: Mercatus Center at George Mason University
Purpose: CHIEF OF STAFF SEMINAR
Date: Feb 4, 2005 (2 days)
Expense: $576.00
source

Destination: TOULOUSE, FR - BROUGHTON, UK
Sponsor: Airbus
Purpose: TOUR THE DESIGN AND ASSEMBLY FACILITIES OF THE AIRBUS 330 AIRCRAFT, EVALUATE POSSIBLE MILITARY APPLICATIONS, DISCUSS FUTURE ASSEMBLY FACILITIES IN THE U.S.
Date: Aug 21, 2005 (5 days)
Expense: $6,246.31
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* - Trips by all travelers named Daniel Mcfaul.


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.