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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*

Joyce Postell


Total cost of 8 trips: $6,205.50


Trips traveled under the office of Kendrick Meek

Destination: REGAN NATIONAL AIRPORT TO WEST PALM BEACH INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT RETURNED TO WASHINGTON NATIONAL AIRPORT
Sponsor: FLORIDA SUGAR CANE LEAGUE (8090) AND SUGAR CANE GROWERS COOPERATIVE OF FLORIDA (20
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL TRIP VISITING SUGARCANE FARMS AND FACILITIES
Date: Feb 18, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $884.60
source

Destination: LEESBURG, VA
Sponsor: National Urban League
Purpose: TO DISCUSS ISSUES IMPACTING THE COMMUNITY
Date: Mar 5, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $449.00
source

Destination: ST. THOMAS AIRPORT
Sponsor: Congressional Black Caucus
Purpose: ATTENDED A MENTAL HEALTH ROUNDTABLE DISCUSSION IN ST. THOMAS. PARTICIPATED IN TOWN HALL MEETING ON MENTAL HEALTH
Date: Apr 5, 2004 (3 days)
Expense: $1,040.42
source

Destination: WARRENTON, VA
Sponsor: Harvard University
Purpose: TO DISCUSS ENVIRONMENTAL CHANGE IT'S IMPACT ON HUMANS AND HEALTH
Date: Apr 12, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $460.00
source

Destination: ORLANDO AIRPORT
Sponsor: FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF CITRUS; FLORIDA CITRUS MUTUAL
Purpose: THIS WAS AN EDUCATIONAL TRIP TO DISCUSS ISSUES FACING THE CITRUS DEPARTMENT
Date: Jun 29, 2004 (5 days)
Expense: $456.15
source

Destination: MIAMI
Sponsor: American Legacy Foundation
Purpose: ATTENDED THE TRI-CAUCUS HEALTH SUMMIT ON RACIAL AND ETHNIC HEALTH DISPARITIES
Date: Jul 8, 2004 (3 days)
Expense: $938.26
source

Destination: NEW ORLEANS AIRPORT
Sponsor: American Sugar Cane League
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL TRIP TO LEARN ABOUT THE LOUISIANA SUGAR INDUSTRY
Date: Nov 12, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $1,238.59
source

Destination: CHICAGO O'HARE AIRPORT
Sponsor: National Marrow Donor Program
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL BRIEFING AT THE CORD BLOOD BANK AND TRANSPLANT CENTER SITE IN CHICAGO, IL
Date: Jul 7, 2005 (1 day)
Expense: $738.48
source



* - Trips by all travelers named Joyce Postell.


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.
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