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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*

Jonathan Berger


Total cost of 8 trips: $10,292.22


Trips traveled under the office of Jack Reed

Destination: NEW YORK CITY
Sponsor: American Bankers Association
Purpose: FACT-FINDING
Date: Mar 13, 2000
Expense: $412.50
source

Destination: SEATTLE, WASHINGTON
Sponsor: SEATTLE FEDERAL HOME LOAN BANK
Purpose: FHLB CONFERENCE (FEDERAL HOME LOAN BANK)
Date: Aug 30, 2000 (2 days)
Expense: $826.14
source

Destination: NEW YORK CITY
Sponsor: National Association of Securities Dealers
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL AND INFORMATIONAL
Date: Jan 11, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $908.42
source

Destination: SALT LAKE CITY
Sponsor: Freddie Mac
Purpose: INFORMATIONAL AND EDUCATIONAL
Date: Feb 15, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $1,855.50
source

Destination: MACKINAC ISLAND, MICHIGAN
Sponsor: United States Telecom Association and state affiliates
Purpose: INFORMATIONAL AND EDUCATIONAL
Date: Aug 21, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $1,769.89
source

Destination: BOSTON, MASS.
Sponsor: Federal Home Loan Bank of Boston
Purpose: INFORMATIONAL & EDUCATIONAL
Date: Aug 29, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $957.98
source

Destination: NEW YORK CITY
Sponsor: Reuters Group plc
Purpose: CONGRESSIONAL STAFF BRIEFING AND TOUR
Date: Nov 8, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $891.79
source

Destination: SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH
Sponsor: Freddie Mac
Purpose: FINANCIAL SERVICES AND TECHNOLOGY CONFERENCE
Date: Apr 4, 2002 (3 days)
Expense: $2,670.00
source



* - Trips by all travelers named Jonathan Berger.


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.