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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*

Amitabha Bose


Total cost of 4 trips: $9,127.44


Trips traveled under the office of Robert Menendez

Destination: LOS ANGELES, CA
Sponsor: University of California at Los Angeles
Purpose: I WAS A PANELIST AT A TWO-DAY CONFERENCE TO DISCUSS THE ISSUES, NEEDS AND CURRENT APPROACHES OF INDIAN-AMERICAN IN THE AMERICAN POLITICAL PROCESS
Date: Jan 14, 2000 (2 days)
Expense: $838.00
source

Destination: SEATTLE
Sponsor: Congressional Economic Leadership Institute
Purpose: DURING THIS TRIP, I HAD AN OPPORTUNITY TO BE BRIEFED ON THE ECONOMICS OF THE AVIATION INDUSTRY AND TOUR BOEING'S BUILDING PLANTS.
Date: Jul 6, 2000 (2 days)
Expense: $1,996.60
source

Destination: DALLAS, TX
Sponsor: NETWORK OF SOUTH ASIAN PROFESSIONALS
Purpose: I WAS THE SPEAKER AT A FORUM TO DISCUSS THE ISSUES, NEEDS AND CURRENT APPROACHES OF INDIAN-AMERICANS IN AMERICAN POLITICS
Date: Dec 1, 2000 (2 days)
Expense: $316.00
source

Destination: I MET WITH INDIAN GOVERNMENT, U.S. A.I.D., AND BUSINESS SECTOR OFFICIALS IN NEW DELHI, MUMBAI, AND BANGALORE.
Sponsor: Confederation of Indian Industry
Purpose: I WAS A PART OF A CONGRESSIONAL STAFF DELEGATION FACT-FINDING TRIP TO INDIA. WE MET WITH OFFICIALS FROM THE INDIAN GOVERNMENT, U.S. A.I.D. AND THE BUSINESS SECTOR.
Date: Apr 6, 2001 (9 days)
Expense: $5,976.84
source



* - Trips by all travelers named Amitabha Bose.


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.