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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*

Michael Torra


Total cost of 6 trips: $9,408.73


Trips traveled under the office of Silvestre Reyes

Destination: WASHINGTON DC-SANTA ANA, CA-OXNARD, CA
Sponsor: SANTA ANA COLLEGE AND THE UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA AT IRVINE
Purpose: EXPLORE CROSS-INSTITUTIONAL COOPERATION TO INCREASE HISPANIC EDUCATIONAL ACHIEVEMENT
Date: Apr 16, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $1,117.91
source

Destination: BUENOS AIRES, ARG. NEUQUEN, ARG.
Sponsor: RIO DE LA PLATA UNIVERSITY
Purpose: LEARN ABOUT ARGENTINE ECONOMY AND HEMISPHERIC TRADE
Date: May 27, 2001 (7 days)
Expense: $2,075.00
source

Destination: SAN FRANCISCO
Sponsor: Information Technology Industry Council
Purpose: LEARN ABOUT NEW TECHNOLOGY AND MINORITY OUTREACH
Date: Jan 21, 2002 (2 days)
Expense: $1,369.22
source

Destination: WASHINGTON, DC-LOS ANGELES-TAIWAN (ROC)
Sponsor: Chinese International Economic Cooperation Association
Purpose: FACT-FINDING & EDUCATIONAL VISIT
Date: Mar 30, 2002 (7 days)
Expense: $4,480.00
source

Destination: WASHINGTON, DC - NEW YORK CITY
Sponsor: Better World Campaign
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL
Date: May 16, 2003
Expense: $154.60
source

Destination: CIUDAD JUAREZ, MEXICO
Sponsor: LATIN AMERICAN WORKING GROUP AND WASHINGTON OFFICE ON LATIN AMERICA
Purpose: LEARN MORE ABOUT UNRESOLVED MURDERS IN CIUDAD JUAREZ, MEXICO (EDUCATIONAL)
Date: Oct 12, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $212.00
source



* - Trips by all travelers named Michael Torra.


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.