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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*

James Brandell


Total cost of 10 trips: $10,569.90


Trips traveled under the office of Dave Camp

Destination: WILLIAMSBURG, VIRGINIA
Sponsor: Mercatus Center at George Mason University
Purpose: CHIEF OF STAFF RETREAT
Date: Jan 24, 2002 (2 days)
Expense: $333.00
source

Destination: MIAMI, FLORIDA
Sponsor: Aviation Safety Alliance
Purpose: AIRLINE SECURITY CONFERENCE
Date: Feb 15, 2002 (3 days)
Expense: $1,119.00
source

Destination: WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, WV
Sponsor: Congressional Institute Inc
Purpose: CHIEF OF STAFF RETREAT
Date: Feb 19, 2002 (2 days)
Expense: $624.00
source

Destination: MONTERERY, CALIFORNIA
Sponsor: SOLID WASTE ASSOCIATION OF NORTH AMERICA
Purpose: CONFERENCE ON LANDFILL GAS
Date: Mar 23, 2002 (3 days)
Expense: $840.50
source

Destination: NEW YORK
Sponsor: Congressional Economic Leadership Institute
Purpose: AVIATION SECURITY BRIEFING
Date: Jul 5, 2002 (2 days)
Expense: $1,339.00
source

Destination: GENEVA, SWITZERLAND
Sponsor: Coalition of Service Industries
Purpose: WORLD TRADE ORGANIZATION MEETINGS
Date: Feb 15, 2003 (7 days)
Expense: $1,325.00
source

Destination: CHICAGO
Sponsor: Congressional Economic Leadership Institute
Purpose: FORUM ON AVIATION INDUSTRY
Date: Jul 11, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $1,181.00
source

Destination: PHOENIX
Sponsor: Border Trade Alliance
Purpose: PANELIST FOR BORDER SECURITY CONFERENCE
Date: Jan 22, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $508.40
source

Destination: NEW YORK
Sponsor: Congressional Institute Inc
Purpose: BICAMERAL CHIEF OF STAFFS RETREAT
Date: Mar 11, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $500.00
source

Destination: SAGINAW, MI-PHNOM PHEN, CAMBODIA-WASHINGTON, DC
Sponsor: International Republican Institute
Purpose: PARTICIPATED IN DEMOCRACY BUILDING SEMINARS
Date: May 23, 2004 (7 days)
Expense: $2,800.00
source



* - Trips by all travelers named James Brandell.


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.