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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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SHOWS, CLIFFORD RONALD, Democratic Party
Mississippi

Total number of trips - 3
Total cost of trips - $2,527.32

Average cost per trip - $842.44
Total number of days spent traveling - 5 days
Rank of representative - 546 (Out of 638)


Individual trips


Sponsor(s) - Not specified
Dates - March 24, 2000 - March 25, 2000 (2 days)
Location(s) - Huntsville, AL

Purpose - speak to a group of military retirees
Notes -

Travel Cost - $849.50
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $849.50

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Veterans of Foreign Wars of the U.S., 406 West 34th Street, Kansas City, MO 64111
Dates - August 22, 2000 - August 23, 2000 (2 days)
Location(s) - Milwaukee, WI

Purpose - deliver speech to 3000 VFW members at the 101s National Convention of the VFW of the United States. Rep. Shows spoke on veterans benefits and the quality of life issues for military personnel.
Notes - lodging says "complimentary - please see attached documents"; "other" is for phone

Travel Cost - $1,033.50
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost - $21.82
Other Cost - $3.00
Total Cost - $1,058.32

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Air Force Sergeants Association
Dates - August 15, 2000 - August 15, 2000 (1 days)
Location(s) - Los Angeles, CA

Purpose - to speak at the 2000 Air Force Sergeants Association international convention and military conference in New Orleans. Also to receive the L. Mendel Rivers award of excellence
Notes -

Travel Cost - $619.50
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $619.50

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.

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  • 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.