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(Photos: Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library)

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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*

Thomas Vinson


Total cost of 7 trips: $5,621.55


Trips traveled under the office of Peter Defazio

Destination: MEXICO CITY; CHIAPOS, MEXICO
Sponsor: Mexico Solidarity Network
Purpose: HUMAN RIGHTS OBSERVATION
Date: Jan 7, 2000 (5 days)
Expense: $1,104.00
source

Destination: PORTLAND, ORE.
Sponsor: RTO West
Purpose: BRIEFINGS BY NW TRANSMISSION OWNERS, UTILITIES, TRIBES AND OTHER STOCKHOLDERS ON DEVELOPING ON RTO IN RESPONSE TO FORC ORDER 2000
Date: Feb 21, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $589.76
source

Destination: VISITED PORTLAND, OREGON AND VANCOUVER, WA FOR ENERGY CONFERENCE
Sponsor: THE PACIFIC NORTHWEST'S INVESTOR AIMED UTILITIES
Purpose: LISTEN & PARTICIPATE IN PANELS DISCUSSING ENERGY ISSUES OF CONCERN TO NW INVESTOR UTILITIES
Date: Aug 19, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $724.88
source

Destination: VISITED A NUCLEAR POWER PLANT, STAR STATION AND WIND FARM
Sponsor: Energy Northwest
Purpose: TO SEE VARIOUS ENERGY GENERATION PROJECTS
Date: May 30, 2002 (3 days)
Expense: $1,159.11
source

Destination: VISIT NYMEX HEADQUARTERS IN NEW YORK CITY
Sponsor: New York Mercantile Exchange
Purpose: TO LEARN ABOUT HOW ENERGY COMMODITIES ARE TRADED IN THE NYMEX
Date: Jun 14, 2002
Expense: $408.00
source

Destination: VICTORIA, BRITISH COLUMBIA, CANADA
Sponsor: NORTHWEST PUBLIC POWER ASSOCIATION
Purpose: SERVED ON A PANEL AT A CONFERENCE. PANEL DISCUSSED ENERGY DEVELOPMENTS IN CONGRESS
Date: May 19, 2004 (4 days)
Expense: $1,011.43
source

Destination: PALM SPRINGS, CA-NWPPA ANNUAL CONFERENCE
Sponsor: NORTHWEST PUBLIC POWER ASSOCIATION
Purpose: TO SERVE AS A PANEL AT ON NWPPA CONVENTION TO DISCUSS VARIOUS ENERGY ISSUES IN CONGRESS
Date: May 20, 2005 (3 days)
Expense: $624.37
source



* - Trips by all travelers named Thomas Vinson.


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

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    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.