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(Photos: Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library)

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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*

Brenda Pillors


Total cost of 8 trips: $6,728.93


Trips traveled under the office of Edolphus Towns

Destination:
Sponsor: GlaxoSmithKline
Purpose: VISIT RESEARCH FACILITY
Date: Apr 25, 2000 (1 day)
Expense: $556.06
source

Destination: ATTENDANCE @ ANNUAL CONFERENCE; VISIT TO COMMUNITY HOSPITAL
Sponsor: Advanced Medical Technology Association
Purpose: TO ATTEND BIOMEDICAL CONFERENCE
Date: Mar 22, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $2,237.78
source

Destination: CONGRESSIONAL ISSUES FORUM-HOT SPRINGS VA
Sponsor: Grocery Manufacturers of America
Purpose: CONGRESSIONAL ISSUES FORUM
Date: May 18, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $625.50
source

Destination: NYC
Sponsor: NYU Downtown Hospital
Purpose: FACT-FINDING TRIP TO NYU DWTN. MED ER
Date: Jun 15, 2001
Expense: $351.15
source

Destination: HOT SPRINGS, VA
Sponsor: Grocery Manufacturers of America
Purpose: GMA CONGRESSIONAL ISSUES FORUM
Date: May 17, 2002 (2 days)
Expense: $745.20
source

Destination: RTP, NO. CAROLINA
Sponsor: Biotechnology Industry Organization
Purpose: AGRICULTURAL BIOTECH. BRIEFING
Date: May 29, 2002 (2 days)
Expense: $447.00
source

Destination: HOT SPRINGS VA
Sponsor: Grocery Manufacturers of America
Purpose: GMA CONGRESSIONAL ISSUES FORUM
Date: May 16, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $1,010.24
source

Destination: HOT SPRINGS, VA
Sponsor: Grocery Manufacturers of America
Purpose: GMA CONGRESSIONAL ISSUES FORUM
Date: May 21, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $756.00
source



* - Trips by all travelers named Brenda Pillors.


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.