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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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National Rifle Association - $42,502.01 spent on 23 trips
5.8% spent on Democratic Party
0.0% spent on Independent Party
94.2% spent on Republican Party

BARR, BOB - Republican Party
January 15, 2000 - January 18, 2000 (4 days)
Las Vegas, NV
Purpose - Bd. Mtg./Speech
Total Cost - $959.51

BARR, BOB - Republican Party
September 24, 2000 - September 24, 2000 (1 days)
New York, NY
Purpose - Speech
Total Cost - $615.00

BARR, BOB - Republican Party
February 3, 2001 - February 4, 2001 (2 days)
Arlington, VA
Purpose - Board meeting
Total Cost - $542.10

BARR, BOB - Republican Party
May 18, 2001 - May 21, 2001 (4 days)
Kansas City, MO
Purpose - Speech
Total Cost - $8,676.63

BARR, BOB - Republican Party
September 30, 2001 - September 30, 2001 (1 days)
Long Island, NY
Purpose - Speech
Total Cost - $2,100.82

BARR, BOB - Republican Party
November 18, 2001 - November 18, 2001 (1 days)
Hampton, GA
Purpose - Speech
Total Cost - $250.00

BARR, BOB - Republican Party
January 26, 2001 - January 29, 2001 (4 days)
Orlando, FL
Purpose - Meeting
Total Cost - $2,839.50

BARR, BOB - Republican Party
January 12, 2002 - January 12, 2002 (1 days)
Washington, DC
Purpose - board meeting
Total Cost - $1,173.00

BARR, BOB - Republican Party
February 1, 2002 - February 4, 2002 (4 days)
New Orleans, LA
Purpose - meeting
Total Cost - $2,282.50

CUBIN, BARBARA L - Republican Party
May 20, 2000 - May 22, 2000 (3 days)
Charlotte, NC
Purpose - Annual convention, Board of Directors meeting
Total Cost - $1,115.23

CUBIN, BARBARA L - Republican Party
January 26, 2001 - January 29, 2001 (4 days)
Orlando, FL
Purpose - NRA event
Total Cost - $4,450.49

CUBIN, BARBARA L - Republican Party
July 25, 2003 - July 28, 2003 (4 days)
Orlando, FL
Purpose - NRA annual board meeting
Total Cost - $2,045.69

FROST, MARTIN - Democratic Party
April 22, 2003 - April 22, 2003 (1 days)
Orlando, FL
Purpose - Speaking engagement
Total Cost - $1,000.00

HILLEARY, VAN - Republican Party
March 24, 2002 - March 24, 2002 (1 days)
Bristol, VA
Purpose - speech
Total Cost - $250.00

YOUNG, DON E - Republican Party
June 26, 2000 - June 27, 2000 (2 days)
Greensboro, NC
Purpose - speak to outdoor writers assoc. of amer
Total Cost - $1,420.00

CRAIG, LARRY E - Republican Party
May 19, 2001 - May 21, 2001 (3 days)
Kansas City, MO
Purpose - Board members annual meeting
Total Cost - $1,536.50

CRAIG, LARRY E - Republican Party
April 27, 2002 - April 29, 2002 (3 days)
Reno, NV
Purpose - To participate in the NRA's annual event
Total Cost - $1,636.26

CRAIG, LARRY E - Republican Party
April 26, 2003 - April 28, 2003 (3 days)
Orlando, FL
Purpose - To participate in the NRA's Annual Board Meeting
Total Cost - $3,266.66

GRASSLEY, CHARLES E - Republican Party
April 23, 2003 - April 26, 2003 (4 days)
Orlando, FL
Purpose - attend NRA convention
Total Cost - $1,923.50

MILLER, ZELL BRYAN - Democratic Party
April 26, 2002 - April 28, 2002 (3 days)
Las Vegas, NV
Purpose - Speech
Total Cost - $1,468.00

CRAIG, LARRY E - Republican Party
April 15, 2005 - April 17, 2005 (3 days)
Houston, TX
Purpose - NRA Board Meeting
Total Cost - $1,672.39

CRAIG, LARRY E - Republican Party
April 16, 2004 - April 19, 2004 (4 days)
Pittsburgh, PA
Purpose - Annual Board Meeting
Total Cost -

CRAIG, LARRY E - Republican Party
September 30, 2005 - October 4, 2005 (5 days)
Anchorage, AK
Purpose - NRA board meeting
Total Cost - $1,278.23

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.