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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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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*

Craig Roberts


Total cost of 8 trips: $12,096.89


Trips traveled under the office of John Shimkus

Destination: ISRAEL
Sponsor: Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Chicago
Purpose: MEET WITH ISRAELI AND PALESTINIAN OFFICIALS
Date: Jun 30, 2001 (8 days)
Expense: $3,004.61
source

Destination: WASHINGTON, DC TO PHILADELPHIA, PA
Sponsor: Mercatus Center at George Mason University
Purpose: ANNUAL CHIEF OF STAFF RETREAT
Date: Feb 21, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $530.00
source

Destination: PHILADELPHIA
Sponsor: Mercatus Center at George Mason University
Purpose: ATTEND BIPARTISAN CHIEF OF STAFF RETREAT
Date: Feb 20, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $600.00
source

Destination: NEW YORK CITY
Sponsor: Congressional Institute Inc
Purpose: BICAMERAL CHIEFS OF STAFF RETREAT
Date: Mar 11, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $1,011.00
source

Destination: SAN DIEGO
Sponsor: United States Telecom Association and state affiliates
Purpose: ATTEND CONGRESSIONAL STAFF BRIEFING
Date: Apr 13, 2004 (3 days)
Expense: $1,924.08
source

Destination: PHILADELPHIA
Sponsor: Mercatus Center at George Mason University
Purpose: ATTEND BI-CAMERAL, BI-PARTISAN ANNUAL CHIEF OF STAFF RETREAT
Date: Feb 4, 2005 (2 days)
Expense: $671.00
source

Destination: SAN DIEGO, CALIFORNIA TO SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA
Sponsor: SBC Communications Inc
Purpose: CONGRESSIONAL STAFF SEMINAR-THE PORTION IN SAN FRANCISCO WAS RELATED TO THE NCTA'S ANNUAL CONVENTION AND IS SPECIFIED IN A SEPARATE FILING
Date: Mar 29, 2005 (3 days)
Expense: $2,769.30
source

Destination: SAN DIEGO-SAN FRANCISCO-WASHINGTON, DC
Sponsor: National Cable and Telecommunications Association and affiliated cable organizations
Purpose: PARTICIPATE IN AND ATTEND THE NATIONAL CABLE & TELECOMMUNICATIONS ASSOCIATION'S NATIONAL CONVENTION
Date: Apr 1, 2005 (3 days)
Expense: $1,586.90
source



* - Trips by all travelers named Craig Roberts.


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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