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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*

Paul Brotherton


Total cost of 8 trips: $9,242.20


Trips traveled under the office of Maurice Hinchey

Destination: UTAH
Sponsor: Sierra Club
Purpose: VIEW FEDERAL LANDS PROPOSED FOR WILDERNESS AND OTHER DESIGNATION
Date: Apr 21, 2000 (4 days)
Expense: $501.20
source

Destination: CAMPING IN GOBLIN VALLEY STATE PARK AND TOURING PUBLIC BLM LANDS IN THE VICINITY
Sponsor: Utah Wilderness Coalition
Purpose: EXAMINE PUBLIC LANDS ISSUES IN SOUTHERN UTAH
Date: Apr 17, 2001 (5 days)
Expense: $920.00
source

Destination: CONSERVATION STRATEGY MEETINGS, FLY-OVERS OF P.W. SOUND AND COPPER RIVER DELTA
Sponsor: Eyak Preservation Council
Purpose: FACT FINDING IN ALASKA
Date: Aug 2, 2001 (10 days)
Expense: $1,120.00
source

Destination: MEETINGS TO ASSESS THE IMPACT OF U.S. POLICY IN COLOMBIA
Sponsor: Witness for Peace
Purpose: FACT-FINDING IN COLOMBIA
Date: Aug 18, 2001 (8 days)
Expense: $1,911.00
source

Destination: TWO DAY COURSE OF LECTURES ON GLOBAL ENVIRONMENTAL CHANGE
Sponsor: Harvard University
Purpose: EDUCATION ON POLICY ISSUES
Date: Mar 24, 2002 (2 days)
Expense: $460.00
source

Destination: NEW YORK
Sponsor: New York Mercantile Exchange
Purpose: CONGRESSIONAL SEMINAR ON THE OPERATIONS & OVERSIGHT OF ENERGY FUTURES MARKETS.
Date: Jun 14, 2002
Expense: $407.00
source

Destination: COSTA RICA LECTURES-FIELD TRIPS IN PARKS AND RESEARCH STATIONS.
Sponsor: Organization for Tropical Studies
Purpose: FACT FINDING IN COSTA RICA. ECONOMIC & ENVIRONMENTAL CONCERNS
Date: Feb 18, 2003 (5 days)
Expense: $2,895.00
source

Destination: MONTANA/WYOMING (YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK, BEAVERHEAD-DEERLODGE AND GALLATIN NATIONAL FORESTS)
Sponsor: National Public Lands Grazing Campaign/American Lands Institute
Purpose: FACT-FINDING IN GREATER YELLOWSTONE ECOSYSTEM ON ISSUES RELATED TO PUBLIC LANDS MANAGEMENT.
Date: Aug 26, 2003 (7 days)
Expense: $1,028.00
source



* - Trips by all travelers named Paul Brotherton.


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.
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