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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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American Crop Protection Association - $61,421.32 spent on 20 trips
22.9% spent on Democratic Party
0.0% spent on Independent Party
77.1% spent on Republican Party

BERRY, MARION - Democratic Party
September 28, 2001 - October 1, 2001 (4 days)
White Sulphur Springs, WV
Purpose - To discuss issues with APCA executives that could impact the pesticide and biotechnology industry
Total Cost - $5,896.83

BERRY, MARION - Democratic Party
February 21, 2003 - February 24, 2003 (4 days)
Palm Beach, FL
Purpose - Meetings and participate in panel discussion
Total Cost - $2,207.00

CANADY, CHARLES T - Republican Party
September 22, 2000 - September 25, 2000 (4 days)
White Sulphur Springs, WV
Purpose - Annual Mtg./participate in panel discussions
Total Cost - $3,644.72

COBLE, JOHN HOWARD - Republican Party
September 22, 2000 - September 24, 2000 (3 days)
White Sulphur Springs, WV
Purpose - To attend ACPa Annual Meeting and discuss legislative issues affecting the agricultural chemical industry
Total Cost - $2,334.66

COBLE, JOHN HOWARD - Republican Party
September 28, 2001 - October 1, 2001 (4 days)
White Sulphur Springs, WV
Purpose - To speak to the annual meeting of the ACPA
Total Cost - $3,676.41

DOOLEY, CALVIN M - Democratic Party
February 21, 2003 - February 24, 2003 (4 days)
West Palm Beach, FL
Purpose - Educational - annual board meeting/member participation
Total Cost - $2,366.00

DUNCAN, JOHN REP JR - Republican Party
September 22, 2000 - September 25, 2000 (4 days)
White Sulphur Springs, WV
Purpose - speak
Total Cost - $8,636.14

DUNCAN, JOHN REP JR - Republican Party
September 28, 2001 - October 1, 2001 (4 days)
White Sulphur Springs, WV
Purpose - Speak at meeting
Total Cost - $4,384.98

EWING, THOMAS W - Republican Party
September 22, 2000 - September 25, 2000 (4 days)
White Sulphur Springs, WV
Purpose - Annual meeting
Total Cost - $2,110.32

GOODLATTE, ROBERT W - Republican Party
September 28, 2001 - September 30, 2001 (3 days)
White Sulphur Springs, WV
Purpose - Speech
Total Cost - $1,820.47

HOBSON, DAVID LEE - Republican Party
November 23, 2000 - November 24, 2000 (2 days)
White Sulphur Springs, WV
Purpose - acpa annual meeting
Total Cost - $4,900.28

HOBSON, DAVID LEE - Republican Party
September 23, 2001 - September 25, 2001 (3 days)
White Sulphur Springs, WV
Purpose - ACPA annual meeting
Total Cost - $4,900.28

HOBSON, DAVID LEE - Republican Party
February 21, 2003 - February 24, 2003 (4 days)
Palm Beach, FL
Purpose - Meeting to discuss outlook for agricultural and environmental legislation
Total Cost - $1,142.30

RADANOVICH, GEORGE - Republican Party
September 28, 2001 - September 30, 2001 (3 days)
White Sulphur Springs, WV
Purpose - speak to annual meeting
Total Cost - $1,620.00

STENHOLM, CHARLIE W - Democratic Party
February 26, 2000 - February 28, 2000 (3 days)
Tucson, AZ
Purpose - speech
Total Cost - $1,969.51

STENHOLM, CHARLIE W - Democratic Party
September 22, 2000 - September 24, 2000 (3 days)
White Sulphur Springs, WV
Purpose - annual meeting w/ Brd. Of Directors
Total Cost - $1,638.65

GOODLATTE, ROBERT W - Republican Party
September 4, 2004 - September 6, 2004 (3 days)
White Sulphur Springs, WV
Purpose - Speaking and briefing
Total Cost - $1,679.76

LUCAS, FRANK D - Republican Party
September 24, 2004 - September 28, 2004 (5 days)
Las Vegas, NV
Purpose - Review agricultural and environmental issues affecting the crop protection industry
Total Cost - $2,598.33

NEUGEBAUER, RANDY - Republican Party
September 23, 2005 - September 26, 2005 (4 days)
Orlando, FL
Purpose - Review/discuss agricultural & environmental issues impacting the crop protection industry
Total Cost - $1,928.56

LUCAS, FRANK D - Republican Party
September 23, 2005 - September 26, 2005 (4 days)
Orlando, FL
Purpose - Review agricultural and environmental issues affecting the crop protection industry
Total Cost - $1,966.12

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.