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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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(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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Securities Industry Association - $43,507.94 spent on 16 trips
42.6% spent on Democratic Party
0.0% spent on Independent Party
57.4% spent on Republican Party

BAKER, RICHARD HUGH - Republican Party
April 19, 2001 - April 22, 2001 (4 days)
Not specified
Purpose - To speak at SIA's legislative conference
Total Cost - $4,297.50

FRANK, BARNEY - Democratic Party
February 9, 2004 - February 9, 2004 (1 days)
New York, NY
Purpose - meet with securities industries executives
Total Cost - $1,000.00

NEY, ROBERT W - Republican Party
April 18, 2002 - April 21, 2002 (4 days)
Aventura, FL
Purpose - To address a securities conference.
Total Cost - $5,926.29

TAUZIN, WILBERT J II - Republican Party
March 30, 2000 - April 2, 2000 (4 days)
Palm Beach, FL
Purpose - conference
Total Cost - $3,377.00

BREAUX, JOHN B - Democratic Party
April 11, 2003 - April 14, 2003 (4 days)
Aventura, FL
Purpose - to speak with government representatives at Legislative Conference
Total Cost - $7,494.45

DODD, CHRISTOPHER J - Democratic Party
March 31, 2000 - April 2, 2000 (3 days)
Palm Beach, FL
Purpose - Speaking engagement at Securities Industry Association Government Relations spring legislative meeting
Total Cost - $3,746.50

CARPER, THOMAS R - Democratic Party
March 18, 2004 - March 18, 2004 (1 days)
New York, NY
Purpose - Meeting with high level executives of financial services companies, arranged by SIA.
Total Cost - $412.36

SUNUNU, JOHN E - Republican Party
June 23, 2004 - June 24, 2004 (2 days)
New York, NY
Purpose - Keynote speaker at SIA conference
Total Cost - $686.14

MCCRERY, JAMES OTIS III - Republican Party
November 3, 2004 - November 5, 2004 (3 days)
Boca Raton, FL
Co-sponsor(s): Waddell & Reed
Purpose - Speaker at Annual Meeting
Total Cost - $1,962.83

SUNUNU, JOHN E - Republican Party
November 30, 2004 - November 30, 2004 (1 days)
New York, NY
Purpose - Keynote speaker at SIA Conference
Total Cost - $523.70

BOEHNER, JOHN A - Republican Party
November 3, 2004 - November 5, 2004 (3 days)
Boca Raton, FL
Purpose - Participated on a Congressional panel
Total Cost - $3,401.96

MOORE, DENNIS - Democratic Party
April 1, 2005 - April 5, 2005 (5 days)
Miami, FL
Purpose - Conference brought together members of Congress. Congressional Staff, and Representatives of the Securities Industry to discuss legislative regulatory initiatives impacting industry
Total Cost - $4,549.30

NEUGEBAUER, RANDY - Republican Party
April 28, 2005 - April 29, 2005 (2 days)
New York, NY
Co-sponsor(s): New York Stock Exchange, Goldman Sachs
Purpose - Official fact finding and educational visit to meet with officials from the financial services industry
Total Cost - $2,533.55

KANJORSKI, PAUL E - Democratic Party
April 4, 2004 - April 4, 2004 (1 days)
Aventura, FL
Purpose - Speak at SIA'S Government Relations Legislative Conference Dinner
Total Cost - $900.58

HART, MELISSA - Republican Party
November 3, 2004 - November 5, 2004 (3 days)
Boca Raton, FL
Purpose - Conference speaker as a member of the House Financial Services Committee for SIA annual conference
Total Cost - $2,247.27

WATT, MELVIN L - Democratic Party
September 12, 2005 - September 13, 2005 (2 days)
New York, NY
Purpose - To attend the Securities Industry Association's New York briefing
Total Cost - $448.51

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

  • 11.17.14

    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.
  • 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.