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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*

David Morgan


Total cost of 10 trips: $40,273.72


Trips traveled under the office of William Jefferson

Destination: NEW ORLEANS LA
Sponsor: CTIA-The Wireless Association
Purpose: PARTICIPATE IN CONGRESSIONAL PANEL
Date: Nov 30, 1999
Expense: $2,027.50
source

Destination:
Sponsor: Tax Foundation
Purpose: EXCUSE TAX CONFERENCE
Date: Jan 11, 2001 (5 days)
Expense: $1,430.00
source

Destination:
Sponsor: Silicon Valley Tax Directors Group
Purpose: STAFF BRIEFING
Date: Feb 20, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $3,448.00
source

Destination:
Sponsor: Tax Foundation
Purpose: STAFF DELEGATION
Date: May 25, 2001 (8 days)
Expense: $7,260.00
source

Destination: DURANGO, CO
Sponsor: Domestic Petroleum Council
Purpose: GAS EXPLORATION
Date: Aug 14, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $1,076.18
source

Destination: NEW YORK
Sponsor: American Association of Advertising Agencies
Purpose: STAFF VISIT
Date: May 2, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $681.00
source

Destination: BERLIN, GENEVA-LONDON
Sponsor: Tax Foundation
Purpose:
Date: May 24, 2003 (8 days)
Expense: $11,313.00
source

Destination: CAYMAN ISLAND
Sponsor: ST THOMAS UNIVERSITY
Purpose: SPEAKING ENGAGEMENT
Date: Jun 4, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $2,600.00
source

Destination:
Sponsor: OFII
Purpose: SPEAKING ENGAGEMENT
Date: Apr 28, 2004 (3 days)
Expense: $2,131.04
source

Destination: AMSTERDAM, BRUSSEL, WARSAW
Sponsor: Tax Foundation
Purpose: STAFF DELEGATION
Date: May 22, 2004 (8 days)
Expense: $8,307.00
source



* - Trips by all travelers named David Morgan.


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.