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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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    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.

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National Association of Broadcasters - $150,956.09 spent on 41 trips
27.7% spent on Democratic Party
0.0% spent on Independent Party
72.3% spent on Republican Party

BARTON, JOE L - Republican Party
April 21, 2001 - April 24, 2001 (4 days)
Las Vegas, NV
Purpose - Participated in panel discussion
Total Cost - $5,101.83

BARTON, JOE L - Republican Party
April 17, 2004 - April 20, 2004 (4 days)
Las Vegas, NV
Purpose - Participate in a SHIVA roundtable
Total Cost - $2,604.79

BILIRAKIS, MICHAEL - Republican Party
April 16, 2004 - April 19, 2004 (4 days)
Las Vegas, NV
Purpose - speaking engagement as a member of a Congressional panel
Total Cost - $5,963.10

BOUCHER, FREDRICK C - Democratic Party
April 21, 2001 - April 23, 2001 (3 days)
Las Vegas, NV
Purpose - Speech to annual convention of television digital transition matters.
Total Cost - $1,761.00

BURR, RICHARD M - Republican Party
April 6, 2002 - April 8, 2002 (3 days)
Las Vegas, NV
Purpose - public policy conference
Total Cost - $3,414.72

DINGELL, JOHN D - Democratic Party
January 13, 2001 - January 14, 2001 (2 days)
Carlsbad, CA
Purpose - To address Board of Directors Winter Meeting in Carlsbad
Total Cost - $5,753.91

ENGEL, ELIOT - Democratic Party
April 20, 2001 - April 23, 2001 (4 days)
Las Vegas, NV
Purpose - speak at convention and meet w/ association members
Total Cost - $3,750.04

ENGEL, ELIOT - Democratic Party
April 4, 2003 - April 7, 2003 (4 days)
Las Vegas, NV
Purpose - Participation in National Association of Broadcasters 2003 Convention
Total Cost - $6,655.30

ENGEL, ELIOT - Democratic Party
October 2, 2003 - October 3, 2003 (2 days)
Philadelphia, PA
Purpose - Participate in National Association of Broadcasters radio show
Total Cost - $876.23

FOSSELLA, VITO MR - Republican Party
April 8, 2001 - April 10, 2001 (3 days)
Las Vegas, NV
Purpose - Fact finding
Total Cost - $4,080.00

GREEN, RAYMOND E. 'GENE' - Democratic Party
April 5, 2002 - April 8, 2002 (4 days)
Las Vegas, NV
Purpose - Serve on a congressional panel
Total Cost - $4,072.84

GREEN, RAYMOND E. 'GENE' - Democratic Party
April 4, 2003 - April 7, 2003 (4 days)
Las Vegas, NV
Purpose - Speaker at National Association of Broadcasters Congressional Breakfast
Total Cost - $6,945.19

HARMAN, JANE - Democratic Party
April 22, 2001 - April 22, 2001 (1 days)
Las Vegas, NV
Purpose - Speaking engagement at conference.
Total Cost - $321.00

RADANOVICH, GEORGE - Republican Party
April 7, 2002 - April 8, 2002 (2 days)
Las Vegas, NV
Purpose - Speak at annual meeting - energy and commerce issues
Total Cost - $1,054.63

ROGERS, HAROLD DALLAS - Republican Party
April 7, 2000 - April 10, 2000 (4 days)
Las Vegas, NV
Purpose - Participate in panel discussion at Natl. Association of Broadcasters 2000 convention
Total Cost - $7,082.85

ROGERS, HAROLD DALLAS - Republican Party
April 20, 2001 - April 24, 2001 (5 days)
Las Vegas, NV
Purpose - Participate on legislative panel at the National Association of Broadcasters 2001 Convention
Total Cost - $9,361.74

SENSENBRENNER, F JAMES JR - Republican Party
April 7, 2002 - April 8, 2002 (2 days)
Las Vegas, NV
Purpose - convention participation and roundtable discussion
Total Cost - $1,882.61

SENSENBRENNER, F JAMES JR - Republican Party
April 5, 2003 - April 7, 2003 (3 days)
Las Vegas, NV
Purpose - to speak at conference of broadcasters
Total Cost - $8,401.22

SENSENBRENNER, F JAMES JR - Republican Party
April 18, 2004 - April 20, 2004 (3 days)
Las Vegas, NV
Purpose - speak at national association of broadcasters - meet with Wisconsin broadcasters - attend educational sessions - view exhibits on broadcasting, the internet, mulitmedia technology and hardware
Total Cost - $5,815.25

TAUZIN, WILBERT J II - Republican Party
January 7, 2000 - January 10, 2000 (4 days)
Palm Springs, CA
Purpose - speaking engagement
Total Cost - $3,264.76

TERRY, LEE - Republican Party
April 6, 2002 - April 8, 2002 (3 days)
Las Vegas, NV
Purpose - speech
Total Cost - $1,303.22

TERRY, LEE - Republican Party
April 4, 2003 - April 6, 2003 (3 days)
Las Vegas, NV
Purpose - Served on a panel
Total Cost - $4,329.25

UPTON, FREDERICK STEPHEN - Republican Party
April 18, 2004 - April 20, 2004 (3 days)
Las Vegas, NV
Purpose - conference (relating to subcommittee)
Total Cost - $2,085.80

WALDEN, GREGORY PAUL - Republican Party
April 22, 2001 - April 23, 2001 (2 days)
Las Vegas, NV
Purpose - Educational; speaker on legislative update panel
Total Cost - $1,498.20

WALDEN, GREGORY PAUL - Republican Party
April 4, 2002 - April 8, 2002 (5 days)
Las Vegas, NV
Purpose - participate in congressional panel
Total Cost - $3,291.25

WALDEN, GREGORY PAUL - Republican Party
October 2, 2003 - October 3, 2003 (2 days)
Portland, OR
Purpose - official speaking engagement and congressional panel participation at National Association of Broadcasters Convention
Total Cost - $2,537.72

WALDEN, GREGORY PAUL - Republican Party
April 16, 2004 - April 20, 2004 (5 days)
Las Vegas, NV
Purpose - NAB conference; participate in congressional panel
Total Cost - $2,702.14

BURNS, CONRAD R - Republican Party
April 9, 2000 - April 10, 2000 (2 days)
Las Vegas, NV
Purpose - Keynote speaker
Total Cost - $1,236.00

BURNS, CONRAD R - Republican Party
April 7, 2002 - April 8, 2002 (2 days)
Las Vegas, NV
Purpose - Speaking on panel
Total Cost - $2,519.50

BURNS, CONRAD R - Republican Party
April 6, 2003 - April 7, 2003 (2 days)
Las Vegas, NV
Purpose - Participate in panel discussion
Total Cost - $4,109.97

BURNS, CONRAD R - Republican Party
April 18, 2004 - April 19, 2004 (2 days)
Las Vegas, NV
Purpose - Participate on panel with Montanans present
Total Cost - $2,820.65

WYDEN, RONALD LEE - Democratic Party
September 22, 2000 - September 24, 2000 (3 days)
San Francisco, CA
Purpose - speech to NAB congressional breakfast
Total Cost - $3,933.63

COLEMAN, NORM - Republican Party
April 6, 2003 - April 7, 2003 (2 days)
Las Vegas, NV
Purpose - national association of broadcasters annual convention congressional panelist
Total Cost - $3,019.75

UPTON, FREDERICK STEPHEN - Republican Party
April 17, 2005 - April 18, 2005 (2 days)
Las Vegas, NV
Purpose - To speak on a panel regarding telecommunications issues. - 1000 people
Total Cost - $1,353.44

SENSENBRENNER, F JAMES JR - Republican Party
April 16, 2005 - April 18, 2005 (3 days)
Las Vegas, NV
Purpose - Speak w/ executives at NAB, meet w/ broadcasters, attend educational sessions new exhibits on broadcasting, internet, multimedia technology and hardware
Total Cost - $4,816.31

BILIRAKIS, MICHAEL - Republican Party
April 15, 2005 - April 18, 2005 (4 days)
Las Vegas, NV
Purpose - Speaking engagement
Total Cost - $3,436.60

BARTON, JOE L - Republican Party
April 15, 2005 - April 18, 2005 (4 days)
Las Vegas, NV
Purpose - Participate on a panel at the Congressional breakfast at the National Association of Broadcasters
Total Cost - $4,984.49

WALDEN, GREGORY PAUL - Republican Party
April 17, 2005 - April 18, 2005 (2 days)
Las Vegas, NV
Purpose - NAB conference; participate in Congressional panel
Total Cost - $1,873.05

BURNS, CONRAD R - Republican Party
April 17, 2005 - April 18, 2005 (2 days)
Las Vegas, NV
Purpose - Participate on panel. Montanans will be present
Total Cost - $3,240.85

GREEN, RAYMOND E. 'GENE' - Democratic Party
April 16, 2005 - April 18, 2005 (3 days)
Las Vegas, NV
Purpose - To participate in the National Association of Broadcaster's Annual Convention
Total Cost - $2,367.70

ENGEL, ELIOT - Democratic Party
April 16, 2005 - April 19, 2005 (4 days)
Las Vegas, NV
Purpose - Participate in annual conference
Total Cost - $5,333.56

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.