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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*

Paula Sheil


Total cost of 4 trips: $20,009.85


Trips traveled under the office of Elton Gallegly

Destination: EUCADOR
Sponsor: Galapagos Conservancy
Purpose: TO REVIEW U.S.-ECUADOR ENVIRONMENTAL AND RESOURCES RELATED ISSUES
Date: Jan 15, 2002 (2 days)
Expense: $9,596.00
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Destination: CROATIA
Sponsor: Government of Croatia
Purpose: AS A MEMBER OF THE EUROPE SUBCOMMITTEE OF THE HOUSE INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS COMMITTEE, THIS FACT-FINDING TRIP AFFORDED THE DELEGATION WITH THE OPPORTUNITY TO LEARN ABOUT THE BI-LATERAL U.S.-CROATIA ISSUES. SPECIFICALLY, THE TRIP PROVIDED THE DELEGATION TH
Date: Aug 18, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $1,051.29
source

Destination: ZAGREB, CROATIA - ISTANBUL, TURKEY - BODRUM, TURKEY - ISTANBUL, TURKEY - CASABLANCA, MOROCCO
Sponsor: ITKIB Association USA
Purpose: DISCUSS U.S. - TURKEY TRADE AND COMMERCIAL RELATIONSHIP. DISCUSS JOINT U.S. - TURKEY COUNTER-TERRORISM EFFORTS. DISCUSS GENERAL ISSUES RELATED TO U.S.-TURKEY BI-LATERAL RELATIONSHIP
Date: Aug 20, 2004 (6 days)
Expense: $3,667.56
source

Destination: ISTANBUL, TURKEY-CASABLANCA-RABAT-FEZ-CASABLANCA-MARRAKECH-CASABLANCA-ZURICH, SWITZERLAND
Sponsor: Ribat Al Fath Association for Sustainable Development
Purpose: FACT-FINDING MISSION TO LEARN ABOUT THE PROCESS OF POLITICAL, ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL REFORM IN MOROCCO. DISCUSSED U.S.-MOROCCAN BI-LATERAL RELATIONS, INCLUDING INTELLIGENCE, COUNTER-TERRORISM COOPERATION AND REGIONAL SECURITY ISSUES
Date: Aug 26, 2004 (5 days)
Expense: $5,695.00
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* - Trips by all travelers named Paula Sheil.


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.