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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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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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Trips by*

Bob Brooks


Total cost of 10 trips: $19,216.50


Trips traveled under the office of Jim Mccrery

Destination: BATON ROUGE, LOUISIANA
Sponsor: LSU Foundation
Purpose: TO TOUR LSU RESEARCH FACILITIES AND LEARN MORE ABOUT THEIR FEDERALLY-FUNDED PROJECTS
Date: Sep 6, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $719.30
source

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

Destination: NEWPORT, RI
Sponsor: Invest to Compete Alliance
Purpose: FACT-FINDING/SEMINARS
Date: Jul 5, 2002 (2 days)
Expense: $1,607.50
source

Destination: DCA/LGA/DCA
Sponsor: American Association of Advertising Agencies
Purpose: FACT-FINDING
Date: May 2, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $681.00
source

Destination: WASHINGTON, DC-LAS VEGAS, NV-RENO, NV-SHREVEPORT, LA
Sponsor: International Game Technology
Purpose: FACT-FINDING
Date: May 29, 2003 (4 days)
Expense: $2,374.00
source

Destination: SARATOGA SPRINGS, NY
Sponsor: National Thoroughbred Racing Association
Purpose: FACT FINDING
Date: Aug 6, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $1,727.96
source

Destination: DUNDEE SCOTLAND, PRESTWICK SCOTLAND
Sponsor: National Center for Public Policy & Research
Purpose: FACT-FINDING
Date: Aug 9, 2003 (5 days)
Expense: $5,633.00
source

Destination: WEST PALM BEACH, FL
Sponsor: Invest to Compete Alliance
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL SEMINAR
Date: Dec 5, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $1,042.50
source

Destination: WASHINGTON, DC-PALM SPRINGS, CA-SHREVEPORT, LA
Sponsor: Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians
Purpose: FACT-FINDING
Date: Dec 8, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $2,129.50
source

Destination: HYANNIS, MA
Sponsor: Invest to Compete Alliance
Purpose: SEMINAR/SPEAKING ENGAGEMENT
Date: Jul 2, 2004 (3 days)
Expense: $2,677.74
source



* - Trips by all travelers named Bob Brooks.


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.