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(Photos: Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library)

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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*

Janet Poppleton


Total cost of 7 trips: $11,020.71


Trips traveled under the office of Ralph Hall

Destination: MERCATUS CENTER CHIEF OF STAFF RETREAT - DISCUSSION OF 107TH ISSUES
Sponsor: Mercatus Center at George Mason University
Purpose: SEMINARS AND DISCUSSION OF KEY ISSUES OF THE 107TH CONGRESS
Date: Jan 25, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $516.00
source

Destination: PARIS AND AVIGNON, FRANCE
Sponsor: Nuclear Energy Institute
Purpose: FACT-FINDING TRIP TO VISIT FRENCH NUCLEAR TECHNOLOGY FACILITIES
Date: May 26, 2001 (6 days)
Expense: $3,911.90
source

Destination: CONGRESSIONAL STAFF SEMINAR, SAN DIEGO
Sponsor: SBC Communications Inc
Purpose: SEMINAR TO DISCUSS PUBLIC POLICY ISSUES FACING THE TELECOMMUNICATIONS INDUSTRY.
Date: Apr 4, 2002 (3 days)
Expense: $1,812.75
source

Destination: 2003 CHIEF OF STAFF RETREAT, PHILADELPHIA, PA
Sponsor: Mercatus Center at George Mason University
Purpose: TO EXPLORE/DEFINE ISSUES IN GOVERNING WITH SCHOLARS AND OTHER CONGRESSIONAL STAFF.
Date: Feb 21, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $630.00
source

Destination: NEW YORK CITY
Sponsor: National Cable and Telecommunications Association and affiliated cable organizations
Purpose: STATUS OF CABLE INDUSTRY, TOUR OF CABLE FACILITIES, DISCUSSION WITH EXECUTIVES OF ISSUES PERTINENT TO INDUSTRY
Date: Apr 3, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $1,169.06
source

Destination: D.C.-LOS ANGELES
Sponsor: News Corporation Ltd
Purpose: LEGISLATIVE ISSUES RELATED TO BROADCAST, CABLE, SATELLITE AND PIRACY
Date: May 24, 2004 (3 days)
Expense: $1,975.00
source

Destination: BICAMERAL CHIEFS OF STAFF RETREAT
Sponsor: Congressional Institute Inc
Purpose: EXPLORE LEGISLATIVE ISSUES OF THE 109TH CONGRESS
Date: Mar 3, 2005 (2 days)
Expense: $1,006.00
source



* - Trips by all travelers named Janet Poppleton.


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.