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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*

Michael Platt


Total cost of 7 trips: $8,997.82


Trips traveled under the office of Marsha Blackburn

Destination: PHILADELPHIA
Sponsor: Mercatus Center at George Mason University
Purpose: TO ACQUAINT SENIOR CAPITOL HILL STAFF WITH THE MERCATUS INSTITUTE. EXAMINE MACRO AND MICRO ECONOMIC PRINCIPALS AND TAX POLICY AND THEORY
Date: Feb 21, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $790.00
source

Destination: NEW ORLEANS
Sponsor: Institute for Research on the Economics of Taxation
Purpose: TO EXAMINE THE ECONOMICS OF TAXATION AND ANALYZE DIFFERENT METHODS AND PROPOSALS FOR TAX REFORM
Date: Apr 24, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $1,617.90
source

Destination: FARMINGTON, PA
Sponsor: Dutko Group Inc
Purpose: DISCUSS POLICY AND REGULATORY ISSUES AS THEY RELATE TO THE INTERNET AND EMERGING TECHNOLOGY
Date: Mar 5, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $880.78
source

Destination: SAN DIEGO
Sponsor: United States Telecom Association and state affiliates
Purpose: DISCUSS POLICY AND REGULATORY ISSUES CONFRONTING THE TELECOMMUNICATIONS INDUSTRY
Date: Apr 13, 2004 (3 days)
Expense: $1,457.38
source

Destination: NEW ORLEANS
Sponsor: CTIA-The Wireless Association
Purpose: ATTEND THE ANNUAL WIRELESS SHOW FOR THE TELECOMMUNICATIONS AND COMPUTING INDUSTRIES
Date: Mar 12, 2005 (2 days)
Expense: $1,366.40
source

Destination: WASHINGTON DC-SAN FRANCISCO-BENTONVILLE AR
Sponsor: National Cable and Telecommunications Association and affiliated cable organizations
Purpose: PARTICIPATE IN THE 2005 NATIONAL SHOW, NCTA'S 54TH ANNUAL CONVENTION AND INTERNATIONAL EXPOSITION
Date: Apr 1, 2005 (3 days)
Expense: $2,614.32
source

Destination: NASHVILLE
Sponsor: Echostar Corporation
Purpose: ATTEND ECHOSTAR'S CONVENTION AND LEARN ABOUT SATELLITE INDUSTRY
Date: Apr 29, 2005 (2 days)
Expense: $271.04
source



* - Trips by all travelers named Michael Platt.


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.