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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*

Patrick Prisco


Total cost of 6 trips: $14,263.84


Trips traveled under the office of Henry Hyde

Destination: BERLIN AND BRUSSELS
Sponsor: Germany
Purpose: CONGRESSIONAL EXCHANGE
Date: May 27, 2001 (5 days)
Expense: $3,372.59
source

Destination: CONFERENCE AT WYE RIVER
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: CONDUCT MEETINGS ON US-EUROPEAN SECURITY ISSUES
Date: Jul 13, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $280.00
source

Destination: VILNIUS, LITHWANIA
Sponsor: Potomac Foundation
Purpose: MEETINGS WITH GOVERNMENT/FOREIGN MINISTRY/PARLIAMENT
Date: Aug 16, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $1,848.94
source

Destination: WASHINGTON, DC TO BELGRADE, SERBIA AND MONTENEGRO
Sponsor: Serbian-American Center
Purpose: STUDY CURRENT DEVELOPMENTS IN POLITICS/GOVERNMENT IN SERBIA AND UPCO
Date: Apr 12, 2004 (7 days)
Expense: $2,340.00
source

Destination: WASHINGTON, DC TO BRUSSELS, BELGIUM AND RETURN
Sponsor: Center for Strategic and International Studies
Purpose: CONGRESSIONAL STAFF/EU PARLIAMENT EXCHANGE ON FOREIGN/SECURITY POLICY
Date: Apr 25, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $1,331.31
source

Destination: WASHINGTON, DC TO BRUSSELS TO STRASBOURG TO BRUSSELS
Sponsor: European Union Visitors Program
Purpose: MEETINGS WITH EU OFFICIALS REGARDING EU, NATO-EU RELATIONS, BALTON
Date: Dec 6, 2004 (27 days)
Expense: $5,091.00
source



* - Trips by all travelers named Patrick Prisco.


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.