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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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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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SKELTON, IKE, Democratic Party
Missouri

Total number of trips - 5
Total cost of trips - $2,570.03

Average cost per trip - $514.01
Total number of days spent traveling - 6 days
Rank of representative - 543 (Out of 638)


Individual trips


Sponsor(s) - Military Order of the World Wars
Dates - August 11, 2000 - August 11, 2000 (1 days)
Location(s) - Kansas City, MO

Purpose - speaking engagement
Notes - "lodging" has a +/- beside it and a star; traveled with wife, Susie Skelton

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost - $105.00
Meal Cost - $66.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $171.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Grand Lodge of Missouri
Dates - April 28, 2001 - April 29, 2001 (2 days)
Location(s) - St. Louis, MO

Purpose - guest speaker Grand Masters breakfast
Notes -

Travel Cost - $577.50
Lodging Cost - $123.96
Meal Cost - $30.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $731.46

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Air Force Sergeants Assn
Dates - August 24, 2004 - August 24, 2004 (1 days)
Location(s) - Columbus, OH

Purpose - Receive award
Notes - Kansas City, MO - Columbus, OH - Kansas City, MO

Travel Cost - $201.88
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $201.88

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Missouri Order of the World Wars
Dates - August 20, 2004 - August 20, 2004 (1 days)
Location(s) - Kansas City, MO

Purpose - Speaker at the group's annual dinner
Notes -

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost - $99.00
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $99.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - BAE Systems
Dates - July 12, 2004 - July 12, 2004 (1 days)
Location(s) - Johnson City, NY

Purpose - Fact finding trip - tour facility
Notes - Washington, DC - Johnson City, NY - Washington, DC

Travel Cost - $1,217.19
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost - $149.50
Total Cost - $1,366.69

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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  • 11.17.14

    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.