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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*

Vergil Cabasco


Total cost of 12 trips: $23,955.21


Trips traveled under the office of Jennifer Dunn

Destination: SEATTLE, WASHINGTON
Sponsor: Washington Public Utility Districts Association
Purpose: ENERGY AND TELECOM ISSUES IN THE NW
Date: Apr 15, 2000 (4 days)
Expense: $1,405.95
source

Destination: MONTANA
Sponsor: PPL Corporation
Purpose: GENERATING AND DELIVERING ELECTRICITY IN A RESTRUCTURED MARKET.
Date: Jul 5, 2000 (2 days)
Expense: $1,660.61
source

Destination: HANOI, HO CHI MINH CITY
Sponsor: US-Vietnam Trade Council
Purpose: TRADE ISSUES, EDUCATION
Date: Apr 15, 2001 (4 days)
Expense: $799.00
source

Destination: BANKGOG, THAILAND
Sponsor: Thailand Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Purpose: TRADE ISSUES, EDUCATION
Date: Apr 19, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $570.00
source

Destination: PORT ST. LUCIE, FLORIDA
Sponsor: Liberty Medical Supply
Purpose: HEALTH CARE EDUCATION
Date: Jun 22, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $1,435.62
source

Destination: SEATTLE, WASHINGTON
Sponsor: IMMUNEX, DENDREON, TARGETED GENETICS
Purpose: HEALTH EDUCATION
Date: Aug 5, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $1,779.87
source

Destination: TAIPEI, TAIWAN
Sponsor: Chinese National Association of Industry and Commerce
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL VISIT, FACT FINDING
Date: Aug 19, 2001 (7 days)
Expense: $3,900.00
source

Destination: IRELAND
Sponsor: Advanced Medical Technology Association
Purpose: FACT FINDING
Date: Aug 14, 2002 (11 days)
Expense: $2,851.00
source

Destination: SEATTLE, WASHINGTON
Sponsor: Federal Home Loan Bank of Seattle
Purpose: FACT FINDING
Date: Aug 26, 2002 (7 days)
Expense: $1,318.60
source

Destination: HONDURAS/COSTA RICA
Sponsor: Business Coalition for Us-Central America Trade
Purpose: FACT FINDING/TRADE ISSUES
Date: May 25, 2003 (6 days)
Expense: $2,313.80
source

Destination: MOSCOW AND ST. PETERSBURG, RUSSIA
Sponsor: US-Russia Business Council
Purpose: FACT FINDING
Date: Aug 10, 2003 (8 days)
Expense: $4,449.00
source

Destination: SEATTLE
Sponsor: Federal Home Loan Bank of Seattle
Purpose: EDUCATION
Date: Aug 11, 2004 (3 days)
Expense: $1,471.76
source



* - Trips by all travelers named Vergil Cabasco.


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.