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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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Dairy Farmers of America - $25,221.70 spent on 11 trips
51.3% spent on Democratic Party
0.0% spent on Independent Party
48.7% spent on Republican Party

BLUNT, ROY - Republican Party
April 10, 2000 - April 10, 2000 (1 days)
Washington, DC
Purpose - Speaker at DFA annual meeting. Kansas City, MO - Washington, DC
Total Cost - $881.00

BLUNT, ROY - Republican Party
March 24, 2003 - March 24, 2003 (1 days)
Kansas City, MO
Purpose - Speak to annual meeting
Total Cost - $1,712.69

BOYD, F ALLEN JR - Democratic Party
October 17, 2003 - October 19, 2003 (3 days)
MN - SD
Purpose - Fact finding/agricultural education
Total Cost - $2,337.40

GOODLATTE, ROBERT W - Republican Party
March 24, 2003 - March 24, 2003 (1 days)
Kansas City, MO
Purpose - Speak to Dairy Farmers Annual Meeting
Total Cost - $1,712.69

PETERSON, COLLIN CLARK - Democratic Party
October 17, 2003 - October 19, 2003 (3 days)
Pollack, MS
Purpose - informative/agricultural education/CRP update
Total Cost - $6,008.00

THOMPSON, BENNIE G - Democratic Party
October 17, 2003 - October 19, 2003 (3 days)
Pollack, MS
Purpose - information - agriculture - CRP update
Total Cost - $3,881.00

CHAMBLISS, SAXBY - Republican Party
October 17, 2003 - October 19, 2003 (3 days)
Mobridge, SD
Purpose - Remarks at Dairy Farmers of America conservation Reserve Program annual Review Breakfast
Total Cost - $1,415.22

SHERWOOD, DONALD L - Republican Party
October 20, 2004 - October 21, 2004 (2 days)
Portales, NM - Kansas City, MO
Purpose - Tour of DariConcepts MPC Plant and DFA Member Dairy Farms in Portales, New Mexico and DFA Meeting in Kansas City, Missouri
Total Cost - $3,960.00

PETERSON, COLLIN CLARK - Democratic Party
October 15, 2004 - October 16, 2004 (2 days)
MN
Purpose - Informative/agriculture/CRP update
Total Cost - $724.00

GOODLATTE, ROBERT W - Republican Party
August 20, 2004 - August 20, 2004 (1 days)
Portales, NM
Purpose - Tour of DFA Milk Protein Concentrate plant, Meeting with dairy farmers and tour of dairy farm
Total Cost - $1,190.00

CHAMBLISS, SAXBY - Republican Party
March 21, 2005 - March 23, 2005 (3 days)
Kansas City, MO
Purpose - Dairy Farmers of America Annual Banquet
Total Cost - $1,399.70

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.