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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*

Cordell Smith


Total cost of 8 trips: $6,710.18


Trips traveled under the office of Christopher Bond

Destination: SAN DIEGO, CA
Sponsor: NATIONAL INDIAN BUSINESS ASSOCIATION
Purpose: SPEAK TO NIBA CONFERENCE ON LEGISLATION TO EXPAND HUBZONE PROGRAM ELIGIBILITY TO TRIBAL ENTERPRISES AND ALASKA NATIVE CORPORATION
Date: May 7, 2000 (1 day)
Expense: $654.59
source

Destination: TAIPEI, TAIWAN
Sponsor: Chinese National Association of Industry and Commerce
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL TRIP-ATTENDING SEMINARS AND FACT-FINDING
Date: Aug 19, 2000 (7 days)
Expense: $3,600.00
source

Destination: ST. LOUIS, MISSOURI
Sponsor: MOKAN CONSTRUCTION CONTRACTORS ASSISTANCE CENTER
Purpose: SPEAK AT MOKAN SEMINAR ON THE HUBZONE PROGRAM
Date: Oct 11, 2000 (3 days)
Expense: $373.40
source

Destination: FALLS CHURCH VA
Sponsor: INDUSTRY ADVISORY COUNCIL
Purpose: SPEAK AT MEETING OF IAC'S SMALL MINORITY AND WOMEN - OWNED BUSINESS SHARED INTEREST GROUP
Date: Mar 5, 2001
Expense: $60.70
source

Destination: TIMONIUM, MD
Sponsor: LOYOLA COLLEGE CENTER FOR CLOSELY-HELD FIRMS
Purpose: PARTICIPATE IN PANEL ON "MARKETING TO GOVERNMENT AND LARGE COMPANIES" AT MINORITY BUSINESS EXECUTIVES PROGRAM
Date: Mar 6, 2001
Expense: $48.25
source

Destination: FORT LAUDERDALE, FL
Sponsor: Association of Government Marketing Assistance Specialists
Purpose: SPEAK AT ANNUAL CONFERENCE OF ASSOCIATION REPRESENTING GOVERNMENT ADVOCATES FOR SMALL BUSINESS PARTICIPATION IN PROCUREMENT
Date: Mar 24, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $562.09
source

Destination: NEWPORT BEACH, CALIFORNIA
Sponsor: Association of Government Marketing Assistance Specialists
Purpose: SPEAK AT TRAINING SESSION FOR GOVERNMENT PROCUREMENT TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE CENTER STAFF
Date: Mar 23, 2002 (3 days)
Expense: $888.58
source

Destination: MIAMI, FLORIDA
Sponsor: NATIONAL INDIAN BUSINESS ASSOCIATION
Purpose: SPEAK AT NIBA TENTH ANNUAL CONFERENCE AND TRADE SHOW
Date: Apr 6, 2002 (2 days)
Expense: $522.57
source



* - Trips by all travelers named Cordell Smith.


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.
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