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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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(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*

Damon Nelson


Total cost of 7 trips: $11,745.29


Trips traveled under the office of Devin Nunes

Destination: BIG CREEK, CALIFORNIA
Sponsor: Southern California Edison
Purpose: HIGH SIERRA WORKSHOP AND TOUR THE BIG CREEK HYDROELECTRIC FACILITIES. TO OBTAIN INSIGHTS AND PERSPECTIVES ON ISSUES PERTAINING TO THE RELICENSING OF OUR NATION'S HYDROELECTRIC RESOURCES; TO ENHANCE KNOWLEDGE OF THE ISSUES AND BENEFITS THAT ARE ASSOCIATED
Date: Aug 13, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $1,400.87
source

Destination: FRESNO, CALIFORNIA-LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA-WASHINGTON, DC
Sponsor: California Agricultural Leadership Alumni Association
Purpose: THE 2003 ALA WASHINGTON, D.C. EDUCATIONAL FELLOWSHIP PROGRAM
Date: Aug 16, 2003 (6 days)
Expense: $955.60
source

Destination: WASHINGTON DC SAN DIEGO, CALIFORNIA
Sponsor: PERFECTWAVE TECHNOLOGIES LLC
Purpose: DEFENSE TECHNOLOGY WORKSHOP AND TOUR OF ADCS, INC. FACILITIES IN POWAY, CALIFORNIA. TO OBTAIN INSIGHTS AND PERSPECTIVES ON ISSUES PERTAINING TO THE DEVELOPMENT OF DEFENSE TECHNOLOGIES BY PERFECTWAVE TECHNOLOGIES, HST, GLOBAL TRANSPORTATION SYSTEMS, PURE-O
Date: Jun 28, 2004 (3 days)
Expense: $1,784.40
source

Destination:
Sponsor: National Council of Farmer Co-ops
Purpose: TO GET A FIRST-HAND PERSPECTIVE OF THE WIDE-VARIETY OF ACTIVITIES THAT FARMER-OWNED COOPERATIVES PERFORM
Date: Aug 9, 2005 (3 days)
Expense: $3,290.57
source


Trips traveled under the office of George Radanovich

Destination: LOS ANGELES, CA
Sponsor: Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
Purpose: PROJECT MEDICAL EDUCATION
Date: Jan 6, 2002 (2 days)
Expense: $1,075.99
source

Destination: GROTON, CT - NEW YORK, NY
Sponsor: Pharmaceutical Research & Manufacturers of America (PHRMA)
Purpose: TOUR OF PHARMACEUTICAL FACILITIES
Date: Jan 16, 2002 (2 days)
Expense: $1,151.86
source

Destination: TINDOUF, ALGERIA
Sponsor: Defense Forum Foundation
Purpose: VISIT SAHARAWI REFUGEE CAMPS
Date: Mar 28, 2002 (5 days)
Expense: $2,086.00
source



* - Trips by all travelers named Damon Nelson.


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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  • 11.17.14

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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.