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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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PASCRELL, WILLIAM J JR, Democratic Party
New Jersey

Total number of trips - 28
Total cost of trips - $1,773.00

Average cost per trip - $63.32
Total number of days spent traveling - 30 days
Rank of representative - 573 (Out of 638)


Individual trips


Sponsor(s) - Fire Department Instructor's Conference
Dates - March 18, 2000 - March 19, 2000 (2 days)
Location(s) - Indianapolis, IN

Purpose - Member discussed HR1168 (FIRE Act) to the attendees
Notes -

Travel Cost - $1,105.00
Lodging Cost - $224.00
Meal Cost - $40.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,369.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Public Governance Institute
Dates - March 7, 2005 - March 8, 2005 (2 days)
Location(s) - Queenstown, MD

Purpose - Educational
Notes - Washington, DC - Aspen Wye, VA

Travel Cost - $54.00
Lodging Cost - $350.00
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $404.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Fox News
Dates - January 11, 2004 - January 11, 2004 (1 days)
Location(s) - New York, NY

Purpose - not specified
Notes - Paterson - NYC - Paterson This information is from a House of Representatives personal financial disclosure report and does not include dollar amounts.

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost -
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Other Cost -
Total Cost -

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Fox News
Dates - January 15, 2004 - January 15, 2004 (1 days)
Location(s) - New York, NY

Purpose - not specified
Notes - Paterson - NYC - Paterson This information is from a House of Representatives personal financial disclosure report and does not include dollar amounts.

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost -
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Other Cost -
Total Cost -

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Fox News
Dates - January 25, 2004 - January 25, 2004 (1 days)
Location(s) - New York, NY

Purpose - not specified
Notes - Paterson - NYC - Paterson This information is from a House of Representatives personal financial disclosure report and does not include dollar amounts.

Travel Cost -
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Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Fox News
Dates - February 8, 2004 - February 8, 2004 (1 days)
Location(s) - New York, NY

Purpose - not specified
Notes - Paterson - NYC - Paterson This information is from a House of Representatives personal financial disclosure report and does not include dollar amounts.

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Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Fox News
Dates - February 18, 2004 - February 18, 2004 (1 days)
Location(s) - New York, NY

Purpose - not specified
Notes - Paterson - NYC - Paterson This information is from a House of Representatives personal financial disclosure report and does not include dollar amounts.

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Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Fox News
Dates - March 7, 2004 - March 7, 2004 (1 days)
Location(s) - New York, NY

Purpose - not specified
Notes - Paterson - NYC - Paterson This information is from a House of Representatives personal financial disclosure report and does not include dollar amounts.

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
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Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Fox News
Dates - March 20, 2004 - March 20, 2004 (1 days)
Location(s) - New York, NY

Purpose - not specified
Notes - Paterson - NYC - Paterson This information is from a House of Representatives personal financial disclosure report and does not include dollar amounts.

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost -

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Vision Council of America
Dates - March 27, 2004 - March 27, 2004 (1 days)
Location(s) - New York, NY

Purpose - not specified
Notes - Paterson - NYC - Paterson This information is from a House of Representatives personal financial disclosure report and does not include dollar amounts.

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost -

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Fox News
Dates - April 3, 2004 - April 3, 2004 (1 days)
Location(s) - New York, NY

Purpose - not specified
Notes - Paterson - NYC - Paterson This information is from a House of Representatives personal financial disclosure report and does not include dollar amounts.

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost -

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Fox News
Dates - April 9, 2004 - April 9, 2004 (1 days)
Location(s) - New York, NY

Purpose - not specified
Notes - Paterson - NYC - Paterson This information is from a House of Representatives personal financial disclosure report and does not include dollar amounts.

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost -

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Fox News
Dates - April 24, 2004 - April 24, 2004 (1 days)
Location(s) - New York, NY

Purpose - not specified
Notes - Paterson - NYC - Paterson This information is from a House of Representatives personal financial disclosure report and does not include dollar amounts.

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost -

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Fox News
Dates - April 30, 2004 - April 30, 2004 (1 days)
Location(s) - New York, NY

Purpose - not specified
Notes - Paterson - NYC - Paterson This information is from a House of Representatives personal financial disclosure report and does not include dollar amounts.

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost -

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Fox News
Dates - May 24, 2004 - May 24, 2004 (1 days)
Location(s) - New York, NY

Purpose - not specified
Notes - Paterson - NYC - Paterson This information is from a House of Representatives personal financial disclosure report and does not include dollar amounts.

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost -

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Fox News
Dates - June 13, 2004 - June 13, 2004 (1 days)
Location(s) - New York, NY

Purpose - not specified
Notes - Paterson - NYC - Paterson This information is from a House of Representatives personal financial disclosure report and does not include dollar amounts.

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost -

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Fox News
Dates - July 16, 2004 - July 16, 2004 (1 days)
Location(s) - New York, NY

Purpose - not specified
Notes - Paterson - NYC - Paterson This information is from a House of Representatives personal financial disclosure report and does not include dollar amounts.

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost -

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Fox News
Dates - August 6, 2004 - August 6, 2004 (1 days)
Location(s) - New York, NY

Purpose - not specified
Notes - Paterson - NYC - Paterson This information is from a House of Representatives personal financial disclosure report and does not include dollar amounts.

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost -

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Int'l Assn of Fire Chiefs
Dates - August 11, 2004 - August 11, 2004 (1 days)
Location(s) - New Orleans, LA

Purpose - not specified
Notes - Paterson - New Orleans - Paterson This information is from a House of Representatives personal financial disclosure report and does not include dollar amounts.

Travel Cost -
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Other Cost -
Total Cost -

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Fox News
Dates - August 20, 2004 - August 20, 2004 (1 days)
Location(s) - New York, NY

Purpose - not specified
Notes - Paterson - NYC - Paterson This information is from a House of Representatives personal financial disclosure report and does not include dollar amounts.

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost -

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Fox News
Dates - September 2, 2004 - September 2, 2004 (1 days)
Location(s) - New York, NY

Purpose - not specified
Notes - Paterson - NYC - Paterson This information is from a House of Representatives personal financial disclosure report and does not include dollar amounts.

Travel Cost -
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Meal Cost -
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Total Cost -

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Fox News
Dates - September 6, 2004 - September 6, 2004 (1 days)
Location(s) - New York, NY

Purpose - not specified
Notes - Paterson - NYC - Paterson This information is from a House of Representatives personal financial disclosure report and does not include dollar amounts.

Travel Cost -
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Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Fox News
Dates - September 7, 2004 - September 7, 2004 (1 days)
Location(s) - New York, NY

Purpose - not specified
Notes - Paterson - NYC - Paterson This information is from a House of Representatives personal financial disclosure report and does not include dollar amounts.

Travel Cost -
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Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Fox News
Dates - September 25, 2004 - September 25, 2004 (1 days)
Location(s) - New York, NY

Purpose - not specified
Notes - Paterson - NYC - Paterson This information is from a House of Representatives personal financial disclosure report and does not include dollar amounts.

Travel Cost -
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Other Cost -
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Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Fox News
Dates - October 17, 2004 - October 17, 2004 (1 days)
Location(s) - New York, NY

Purpose - not specified
Notes - Paterson - NYC - Paterson This information is from a House of Representatives personal financial disclosure report and does not include dollar amounts.

Travel Cost -
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Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - John Kerry for President Campaign
Dates - October 26, 2004 - October 26, 2004 (1 days)
Location(s) - Des Moines, IA

Purpose - not specified
Notes - Paterson - Des Moines - Paterson This information is from a House of Representatives personal financial disclosure report and does not include dollar amounts.

Travel Cost -
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Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Fox News
Dates - November 7, 2004 - November 7, 2004 (1 days)
Location(s) - New York, NY

Purpose - not specified
Notes - Paterson - NYC - Paterson This information is from a House of Representatives personal financial disclosure report and does not include dollar amounts.

Travel Cost -
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Total Cost -

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Fox News
Dates - December 4, 2004 - December 4, 2004 (1 days)
Location(s) - New York, NY

Purpose - not specified
Notes - Paterson - NYC - Paterson This information is from a House of Representatives personal financial disclosure report and does not include dollar amounts.

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost -

Additional family members - No

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.

Recent Posts

  • 11.24.14

    Academic Fraud and College Athletics

    Last month the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill released a report that showed evidence of nearly two decades of academic fraud perpetuated by the school’s Afro-American Studies Department. An investigation found certain professors and administrators had an unwritten policy of “propping up” student athletes. This week on the podcast, we look at academic fraud at colleges with high-stakes sports programs.
  • 11.17.14

    The Utility of a PhD

    Humanities professors at colleges and universities are re-thinking what it means to offer a PhD. The old model is proving unsustainable. It takes an average nine years to get a doctorate, but less than 60 percent of PhDs are finding tenure-track teaching jobs. This week, we look at a new report recommending academics view doctoral programs in a new light.
  • 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.