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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*

Sue Sheridan


Total cost of 11 trips: $13,291.65


Trips traveled under the office of Joe Barton

Destination:
Sponsor: Keystone Center
Purpose: ATTEND THE KEYSTONE ENERGY BOARD, WINTER 2004
Date: Feb 19, 2004 (3 days)
Expense: $1,133.40
source

Destination: UNITED KINGDOM
Sponsor: National Grid USA
Purpose: FACT FINDING MISSION TO LEARN ABOUT THE UK'S ENERGY, TRANSMISSION AND REGULATORY POLICIES
Date: Nov 7, 2004 (7 days)
Expense: $3,537.41
source

Destination: SAN ANTONIO, TX
Sponsor: Edison Electric Institute
Purpose: PANELIST AT GOVERNMENTAL AFFAIRS CONFERENCE
Date: Feb 25, 2005 (2 days)
Expense: $1,023.70
source

Destination: CAMBRIDGE, MA
Sponsor: Harvard University
Purpose: ATTEND CONFERENCE, HARVARD ELECTRICITY POLICY GROUP PLENARY
Date: May 18, 2005 (3 days)
Expense: $353.60
source


Trips traveled under the office of Thomas Bliley

Destination: SAN FRANCISCO, CA
Sponsor: Harvard University
Purpose: PARTICIPATE IN 21ST PLENARY SESSION
Date: Jan 19, 2000 (2 days)
Expense: $1,900.46
source

Destination: KEYSTONE, CO
Sponsor: Keystone Center
Purpose: PARTICIPATE IN WINTER 2000 ENERGY BOARD MEETING
Date: Feb 10, 2000 (3 days)
Expense: $939.00
source


Trips traveled under the office of W.J. Tauzin

Destination: KEYSTONE, CO
Sponsor: Keystone Center
Purpose: ATTEND THE 2001 KEYSTONE ENERGY BOARD MEETING
Date: Feb 1, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $1,169.06
source

Destination: KEYSTONE, CO.
Sponsor: Keystone Center
Purpose: ATTEND WINTER ENERGY BOARD MEETING
Date: Jan 31, 2002 (4 days)
Expense: $340.86
source

Destination: CHARLESTON, SC
Sponsor: American Public Power Association
Purpose: CONGRESSIONAL STAFF TOUR OF PUBLIC POWER SYSTEMS IN THE CHARLESTON AREA
Date: May 29, 2002 (2 days)
Expense: $1,116.06
source

Destination: PALM SPRINGS, CA.
Sponsor: Harvard University
Purpose: ATTEND PLENARY SESSION
Date: Jan 29, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $1,062.10
source

Destination: KEYSTONE, CO.
Sponsor: Keystone Center
Purpose: ATTEND THE WINTER 2003 BOARD MEETING
Date: Feb 20, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $716.00
source



* - Trips by all travelers named Sue Sheridan.


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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    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.
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    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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