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(Photos: Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library)

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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*

David Russell


Total cost of 8 trips: $25,250.80


Trips traveled under the office of Ted Stevens

Destination: LOS ANGELES, CA
Sponsor: National Fisheries Institute
Purpose: REMARKS GIVEN TO MEETING OF NATIONAL FISHERIES INSTITUTE
Date: Oct 4, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $135.66
source

Destination: KONA, HAWAII
Sponsor: AAAE/ACI-NA LEGISLATIVE AFFAIRS
Purpose: AVIATION SECURITY CONFERENCE
Date: Jan 5, 2002 (6 days)
Expense: $4,495.04
source

Destination: HOT SPRINGS, VA
Sponsor: Congressional Institute Inc
Purpose: THE BICAMERAL CHIEFS OF STAFF RETREAT
Date: Oct 23, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $1,454.00
source

Destination: PARIS, FRANCE
Sponsor: European Institute
Purpose: AVIATION & TRANSPORTATION SECURITY
Date: Dec 15, 2003 (4 days)
Expense: $11,717.89
source

Destination: HAWAII
Sponsor: American Association of Airport Executives
Purpose: AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF AIRPORT EXECUTIVES-LEGISLATIVE ISSUES CONFERENCE
Date: Jan 10, 2004 (5 days)
Expense: $2,560.75
source

Destination: CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA
Sponsor: Republican Main Street Partnership
Purpose: POLICY RETREAT
Date: Sep 10, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $1,221.55
source

Destination: KONA, HI
Sponsor: American Association of Airport Executives
Purpose: AVIATION ISSUES CONFERENCE
Date: Jan 8, 2005 (5 days)
Expense: $3,075.40
source

Destination: HOT SPRINGS, VA
Sponsor: Republican Main Street Partnership
Purpose: POLICY RETREAT
Date: Sep 27, 2005 (2 days)
Expense: $590.51
source



* - Trips by all travelers named David Russell.


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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    The Utility of a PhD

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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.