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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*

Alex Nock


Total cost of 11 trips: $10,230.11


Trips traveled under the office of William Clay

Destination: ANCHORAGE AND BARROW, ALASKA
Sponsor: Council of The Great City Schools
Purpose: VIEW SCHOOLS, EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMS, AND SEVERAL SPEAKING
Date: Jan 13, 2000 (6 days)
Expense: $2,465.00
source

Destination: ORLANDO, FLORIDA
Sponsor: National Center for Family Literacy
Purpose: SEVERAL SPEAKING ENGAGEMENT AND POLICY DEVELOPMENT WORKSHOPS
Date: Jan 21, 2000 (5 days)
Expense: $1,265.00
source

Destination: BOSNIA, SARAJEVO
Sponsor: Center for Civic Education
Purpose: VIEW OPERATION OF INTERNATIONAL EDUCATION PROGRAMS
Date: Feb 18, 2000 (7 days)
Expense: $1,362.00
source


Trips traveled under the office of George Miller

Destination:
Sponsor: National Association of Federally Impacted Schools
Purpose: SPEAK AT NATIONAL CONFERENCE
Date: Feb 7, 2002 (2 days)
Expense: $725.00
source

Destination: LAS VEGAS, NV
Sponsor: University of Phoenix
Purpose: TOUR COLLEGE CAMPUSES IN PHOENIX AND IN VEGAS, MEET WITH UNIVERSITY, OFFICIALS
Date: Jan 16, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $648.11
source

Destination: ST. PETESBURG, FL
Sponsor: National Workforce Association (NWA)
Purpose: SPEAK AT ANNUAL CONFERENCE
Date: Dec 8, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $487.00
source

Destination: ORLANDO, FL
Sponsor: National Center for Family Literacy
Purpose: SPEAK AT CONFERENCE, ATTEND CONFERENCE WORKSHOPS
Date: Feb 28, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $919.00
source

Destination: TRAVERSE CITY, MI
Sponsor: MICHIGAN STUDENT FINANCIAL AID ASSOCIATION
Purpose: SPEAK AT SEMI ANNUAL CONFERENCE
Date: Jun 28, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $775.00
source

Destination: NEW YORK CITY, NEW YORK
Sponsor: Corporation for Public Broadcasting
Purpose: TO VIEW EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMING OPERATIONS AT A PUBLIC BROADCASTING STATION
Date: Dec 14, 2004
Expense: $354.00
source

Destination: NEW ORLEANS, LA
Sponsor: Council of The Great City Schools
Purpose: TO SPEAK AT ANNUAL LEGISLATIVE CONFERENCE
Date: Jan 20, 2005 (2 days)
Expense: $745.00
source

Destination: LOUISVILLE, KY
Sponsor: National Center for Family Literacy
Purpose: SPEAK AT NCFL ANNUAL CONFERENCE
Date: Apr 24, 2005 (1 day)
Expense: $485.00
source



* - Trips by all travelers named Alex Nock.


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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    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.