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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*

Alex Shively


Total cost of 6 trips: $15,138.42


Trips traveled under the office of Saxby Chambliss

Destination: INDIA, NEW DELHI & HYDERABAD
Sponsor: Nasscom
Purpose: CONGRESSIONAL STAFF DELEGATION
Date: Mar 27, 2005 (7 days)
Expense: $7,862.15
source


Trips traveled under the office of Robert Smith

Destination:
Sponsor: Nuclear Energy Institute
Purpose: Fact finding mission to Yucca MT. Nuclear Depository
Date: May 30, 2000 (2 days)
Expense: $772.50
source

Destination: WILLIAMSBURG, VA
Sponsor: Comptel/ASCENT
Purpose: LEGISLATIVE CONFERENCE
Date: Apr 19, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $575.00
source

Destination: TAIWAN, REPUBLIC OF CHINA
Sponsor: Chinese National Association of Industry and Commerce
Purpose: FACT FINDING & EDUCATIONAL VISIT
Date: Aug 5, 2001 (7 days)
Expense: $3,950.00
source

Destination: AZ, NV, CA
Sponsor: National Mining Association
Purpose: FACT FINDING
Date: Feb 19, 2002 (4 days)
Expense: $1,422.12
source

Destination: CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA
Sponsor: Comptel/ASCENT
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL
Date: Apr 4, 2002 (2 days)
Expense: $556.65
source



* - Trips by all travelers named Alex Shively.


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.