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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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(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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Center for International Policy - $30,577.19 spent on 18 trips
81.9% spent on Democratic Party
8.0% spent on Independent Party
10.1% spent on Republican Party

BERRY, MARION - Democratic Party
May 28, 2000 - May 31, 2000 (4 days)
Cuba
Purpose - Fact finding trip/discuss impact of UN embargo.
Total Cost - $1,874.00

DOOLEY, CALVIN M - Democratic Party
July 26, 2003 - July 31, 2003 (6 days)
Cuba
Purpose - Cuba
Total Cost - $2,140.00

FARR, SAM - Democratic Party
February 8, 2002 - February 11, 2002 (4 days)
Havana, Cuba
Purpose - educational
Total Cost - $1,029.00

FILNER, BOB - Democratic Party
February 8, 2002 - February 11, 2002 (4 days)
Havana, Cuba
Purpose - fact finding
Total Cost - $1,205.00

HINCHEY, MAURICE D - Democratic Party
June 29, 2004 - July 2, 2004 (4 days)
Tegucigalpa, Honduras
Purpose - to demonstrate solidarity in the Environmental Movement of Olancho's March for Life. A march in protest of illegal logging in the Honduras and the system that corrupts it
Total Cost - $1,628.00

LEE, BARBARA - Democratic Party
February 21, 2003 - February 24, 2003 (4 days)
Cuba
Co-sponsor(s): Urbanists International
Purpose - Fact finding
Total Cost - $1,380.00

MORAN, JERRY - Republican Party
April 16, 2001 - April 19, 2001 (4 days)
Cuba
Purpose - examine agricultural trade opportunities in Cuba
Total Cost - $932.00

REHBERG, DENNIS R - Republican Party
September 12, 2003 - September 15, 2003 (4 days)
Havana, Cuba
Purpose - fact-finding
Total Cost - $2,150.00

STENHOLM, CHARLIE W - Democratic Party
April 23, 2000 - April 26, 2000 (4 days)
Cuba
Purpose - fact-finding trip on international prescription drug cost differential
Total Cost - $1,299.69

THOMPSON, MIKE - Democratic Party
April 16, 2001 - April 19, 2001 (4 days)
Cuba
Purpose - To meet with Cuban government officials, trade representatives and US interest section officials
Total Cost - $1,494.50

THOMPSON, MIKE - Democratic Party
February 8, 2002 - February 11, 2002 (4 days)
Havana, Cuba
Purpose - educational exchange/fact-finding
Total Cost - $2,410.00

BOXER, BARBARA - Democratic Party
April 19, 2002 - April 22, 2002 (4 days)
Cuba
Purpose - California Trade
Total Cost - $1,910.00

HARKIN, THOMAS RICHARD - Democratic Party
April 21, 2003 - April 24, 2003 (4 days)
Havana, Cuba
Purpose - Fact-finding
Total Cost - $2,386.00

LINCOLN, BLANCHE LAMBERT - Democratic Party
May 28, 2000 - May 31, 2000 (4 days)
Cuba
Purpose - fact-finding mission
Total Cost - $1,197.00

BAUCUS, MAX - Democratic Party
September 13, 2003 - September 15, 2003 (3 days)
Cuba
Purpose - Fact-finding mission
Total Cost - $600.00

CONRAD, KENT - Democratic Party
February 19, 2003 - February 23, 2003 (5 days)
Havana, Cuba
Purpose - fact finding mission primarily in the area of agriculture
Total Cost - $4,142.00

MCGOVERN, JAMES P - Democratic Party
January 10, 2003 - January 12, 2003 (3 days)
Santa Barbara, CA
Purpose - Speaker at conference on the future of US-Cuba policy
Total Cost - $350.00

JEFFORDS, JAMES M - Independent Party
April 29, 2005 - May 4, 2005 (6 days)
Cuba
Purpose - To encourage greater trade with the State of Vermont and to investigate the current political and economic status of Cuba
Total Cost - $2,450.00

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.