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(Photos: Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library)

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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 Williams


Total cost of 11 trips: $17,809.42


Trips traveled under the office of J. Gresham Barrett

Destination: PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA
Sponsor: Mercatus Center at George Mason University
Purpose: EDUCATION/TRAINING
Date: Feb 21, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $530.00
source

Destination: ST. PETE BEACH, FLORIDA
Sponsor: Capital One Financial Corporation
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL/FACT FINDING
Date: Mar 6, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $2,091.65
source

Destination: GREENVILLE/SPARTANBURG, SC TO LAS VEGAS, NEVADA TO GSP, SOUTH CAROLINA - TO TOUR YUCCA MOUNTAIN PROJECT SITE
Sponsor: Nuclear Energy Institute
Purpose: TO TOUR THE DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY'S (DOE) NUCLEAR WASTE REPOSITORY AT YUCCA MOUNTAIN.
Date: Aug 12, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $2,400.09
source

Destination:
Sponsor: Congressional Institute Inc
Purpose: CHIEF OF STAFF RETREAT
Date: Oct 23, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $1,454.00
source

Destination: WASHINGTON, D.C. - PHILADELPHIA, PA
Sponsor: Mercatus Center at George Mason University
Purpose: CHIEF OF STAFF TRAINING/EDUCATION
Date: Feb 20, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $600.00
source

Destination: WASHINGTON D.C - N.Y.C.
Sponsor: Congressional Institute Inc
Purpose: TRAINING/EDUCATION
Date: Mar 11, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $1,011.00
source

Destination: ENGLAND
Sponsor: BNFL Nuclear Services Inc
Purpose: LEARN MORE ABOUT MORE FACILITY AND OTHER ENERGY RELATED ISSUES.
Date: Apr 11, 2004 (5 days)
Expense: $3,489.97
source

Destination: PARIS, FRANCE
Sponsor: AREVA Group
Purpose: TO TOUR AREVA'S NUCLEAR FACILITIES IN FRANCE THAT HAVE EXPERTISE AND OPERATE IN EVERY SECTOR OF THE NUCLEAR POWER INDUSTRY, INCLUDING MOX FACILITIES, NUCLEAR FUEL CYCLE, REACTORS, INSTRUMENTATION, NUCLEAR MEASUREMENT, SYSTEMS AND ENGINEERING
Date: Nov 27, 2004 (6 days)
Expense: $3,558.71
source

Destination: PHILA
Sponsor: Mercatus Center at George Mason University
Purpose: EDUCATION
Date: Feb 4, 2005 (2 days)
Expense: $893.00
source

Destination: WEST VIRGINIA
Sponsor: Congressional Institute Inc
Purpose: BI-CAMERAL CHIEFS OF STAFF RETREAT
Date: Mar 3, 2005 (2 days)
Expense: $1,006.00
source

Destination: CHARLESTON
Sponsor: Charleston Area Convention and Visitor Bureau
Purpose: TOURISM ISSUES (ONE OF SC TOP INDUSTRIES)
Date: May 31, 2005 (2 days)
Expense: $775.00
source



* - Trips by all travelers named William Williams.


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.