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(Photos: Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library)

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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*

Barry Brown


Total cost of 7 trips: $7,385.66


Trips traveled under the office of Kevin Brady

Destination: DALLAS, TEXAS; FAIRFIELD, TEXAS; GLEN ROSE, TEXAS
Sponsor: TXU Corporation
Purpose: TO LEARN ABOUT COAL RECLAMATION AND UTILITY ISSUES
Date: Jan 11, 2000 (3 days)
Expense: $1,588.12
source

Destination: CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA
Sponsor: Mercatus Center at George Mason University
Purpose: CHIEF OF STAFF RETREAT
Date: Jan 20, 2000 (2 days)
Expense: $392.00
source


Trips traveled under the office of Michael Burgess

Destination: CHICAGO
Sponsor: American College of Surgeons
Purpose: TO LEARN ABOUT HEALTH POLICY DOCUMENTS
Date: Oct 19, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $806.40
source

Destination: SAN DIEGO
Sponsor: Xelon
Purpose: BURGESS SPEAKING ENGAGEMENT AT XELON CONFERENCE
Date: Jan 16, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $1,004.42
source

Destination: NEMACOLIN IN PA
Sponsor: ALCATEL, AMAZON.COM, ASSN FOR COMPETITIVE TECHNOLOGY, AT&T, ELECTRONIC INDUSTRIES AGENCY, INFINESED, LEVEL 3, MICROSOFT NCTA, SATELLITE BROADCASTING & COMMUNICATIONS ASSN SPRINT, VONTU AND YAHOO
Purpose: TECH POLICY 2004 - LEGISLATIVE CONFERENCE TO DISCUSS TELECOM ISSUES FOR 108TH CONGRESS
Date: Mar 5, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $1,584.30
source

Destination: SAN DIEGO
Sponsor: Xelon
Purpose: STAFFING OF BURGEES SPEAKING ENGAGEMENT AT XELON CONFERENCE
Date: Jan 16, 2005 (2 days)
Expense: $1,004.42
source

Destination: THE GREENBRIER, WV
Sponsor: Congressional Institute Inc
Purpose: BICCAMERAL CHIEF OF STAFF RETREAT TO DISCUSS ISSUES FOR THE 109TH CONGRESS
Date: Mar 3, 2005 (2 days)
Expense: $1,006.00
source



* - Trips by all travelers named Barry Brown.


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.