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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*

William Sweetnam


Total cost of 10 trips: $9,878.80


Trips traveled under the office of William Roth

Destination: PHOENIX AZ
Sponsor: Employee-Owned S Corporation of America
Purpose: SPEECH TO GROUP ABOUT ESOP S CORPORATION LEGISLATION
Date: Jan 24, 2000 (1 day)
Expense: $1,750.00
source

Destination: PALM SPRINGS, CA
Sponsor: NATIONAL ASSOCIATION FOR VARIABLE ANNUITIES
Purpose: SPEECHES TO NATIONAL CONFERENCE
Date: Feb 5, 2000 (4 days)
Expense: $995.00
source

Destination: PHOENIX, AZ
Sponsor: Investment Company Institute
Purpose: PARTICIPATE IN PANEL DISCUSSION ON PENSION PLAN LEGISLATIVE ISSUES
Date: Feb 24, 2000 (2 days)
Expense: $1,250.00
source

Destination: PALM BEACH, FLA
Sponsor: Securities Industry Association
Purpose: SPEECH AT SIA GOVERNMENT RELATIONS SPRING LEGISLATIVE BUSINESS SEMINAR TO DISCUSS RETIREMENT LEGISLATION
Date: Mar 31, 2000 (2 days)
Expense: $1,640.50
source

Destination: SAN DIEGO CA
Sponsor: American Society of Pension Actuaries
Purpose: SPEECH AT THE ASPA RETIREMENT LEADERSHIP CONFERENCE REGARDING RETIREMENT LEGISLATION
Date: May 6, 2000 (3 days)
Expense: $1,505.00
source

Destination: NEW YORK CITY, NY
Sponsor: NEW YORK EMPLOYEE BENEFITS GROUP
Purpose: SPEECH ON CURRENT EMPLOYEE BENEFITS LEGISLATION
Date: Jun 1, 2000 (3 days)
Expense: $457.90
source

Destination: SIMSBURK CONNECTICUT
Sponsor: CIGNA Corporation
Purpose: SPEAK AT CIGNA TAX DEPARTMENT CONFERENCE
Date: Sep 25, 2000
Expense: $471.40
source

Destination: ARMONK, NY
Sponsor: Financial Planning Association (FPA)
Purpose: SPEECH ON HR 1102 AND THE LEGISLATIVE PROCESS
Date: Nov 14, 2000 (1 day)
Expense: $436.00
source

Destination: SAN DIEGO, CA
Sponsor: Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association and state affiliates
Purpose: PRESENTATION BEFORE NATIONAL TAX CONFERENCE FOR BLUE CROSS & BLUE SHIELD ASSOCIATIONS
Date: Nov 29, 2000 (2 days)
Expense: $753.00
source

Destination: NEW YORK, NY
Sponsor: American Society of Pension Actuaries
Purpose: SPEECH TO ASPA & BENEFITS COUNCIL OF NEW YORK
Date: Jan 11, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $620.00
source



* - Trips by all travelers named William Sweetnam.


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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