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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*

Brian Pomper


Total cost of 7 trips: $16,645.46


Trips traveled under the office of Max Baucus

Destination: PHOENIX, AZ
Sponsor: National Foreign Trade Council
Purpose: TAX/TRADE CONFERENCE
Date: May 2, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $1,213.00
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Destination: HOT SPRINGS, VIRGINIA
Sponsor: Grocery Manufacturers of America
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN THE GMA'S CONGRESSIONAL ISSUES FORUM PANEL DISCUSSIONS
Date: May 16, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $630.00
source

Destination: GENEVA, SWITZERLAND
Sponsor: Business Roundtable
Purpose: VISIT AND LEARN ABOUT THE WORLD TRADE ORGANIZATION AND THE DOHA ROUND OF TRADE NEGOTIATIONS
Date: Jun 28, 2003 (5 days)
Expense: $4,410.00
source

Destination: BANGKOK, THAILAND
Sponsor: US-Asean Business Council
Purpose: FACT FINDING CONGRESSIONAL STAFF DELEGATION
Date: Aug 3, 2003 (7 days)
Expense: $3,317.46
source

Destination: CHINA
Sponsor: Mansfield Foundation
Purpose: BAUCUS TRIP-TO MEET W/CHINESE OFFICIALS & BUSINESS LEADERS TO DISCUSS BILATERAL ECONOMIC RELATIONS
Date: Mar 13, 2004 (5 days)
Expense: $5,945.00
source

Destination: NEW YORK CITY
Sponsor: Pharmaceutical Research & Manufacturers of America (PHRMA)
Purpose: SPEAK AT PHRMA CONVENTION
Date: Jan 11, 2005
Expense: $355.00
source

Destination: CORAL GABLES, FLORIDA
Sponsor: Business Roundtable
Purpose: SPEAK ON A CHIEF TRADE COUNSEL'S PANEL SPONSORED BY THE BRT
Date: Jan 13, 2005 (1 day)
Expense: $775.00
source



* - Trips by all travelers named Brian Pomper.


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.