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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*

Hillary Brill


Total cost of 6 trips: $8,791.16


Trips traveled under the office of Rick Boucher

Destination: HOMESTEAD, VA
Sponsor: Electronic Industries Alliance
Purpose: PANEL PARTICIPANT OR DIGITAL RIGHTS MANAGEMENT ISSUES; CONFERENCE LASTED FROM SUNDAY TO WEDNESDAY - CONFERENCE PARTICIPANT
Date: Aug 10, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $1,024.18
source

Destination: PORTLAND MAINE
Sponsor: National Cable and Telecommunications Association and affiliated cable organizations
Purpose: CABLE TELEPHONY ISSUES
Date: Aug 13, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $1,690.52
source

Destination: VEGAS
Sponsor: United States Telecom Association and state affiliates
Purpose: LEARN ABOUT POLICY AND REGULATORY ISSUES CONFRONTING TELECOMMUNICATIONS INDUSTRY
Date: Oct 11, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $1,580.73
source

Destination: ST. MICHAELS, MD
Sponsor: Comcast Corporation
Purpose: LEARN ABOUT REGULATORY ISSUES FACING THE CABLE INDUSTRY, I.E., CABLE RATES, NETWORK NEUTRALITY, OPEN ACCESS, DTV TRANSITION ETC.
Date: Oct 17, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $517.35
source

Destination: SEATTLE
Sponsor: Microsoft Corporation
Purpose: PRESENTATIONS AND DEMONSTRATIONS ABOUT NEW PRODUCTS AND POLICY AND RESEARCH INITIATIVES
Date: Apr 11, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $2,380.00
source

Destination: NEW ORLEANS
Sponsor: National Cable and Telecommunications Association and affiliated cable organizations
Purpose: CALDE CONVENTION; HEAR FROM COMPANIES NEW DIGITAL AND BROADBAND SERVICES
Date: May 1, 2004 (3 days)
Expense: $1,598.38
source



* - Trips by all travelers named Hillary Brill.


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.