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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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Chicago Board of Trade - $128,076.22 spent on 45 trips
36.0% spent on Democratic Party
0.0% spent on Independent Party
64.0% spent on Republican Party

BOEHNER, JOHN A - Republican Party
March 13, 2003 - March 16, 2003 (4 days)
Boca Raton, FL
Co-sponsor(s): Chicago Mercantile Exchange
Purpose - Participate in Congressional Panel for CBOT/Chicago Mercantile Board and conference participants at Futures Industry Association Annual Conference.
Total Cost - $5,944.24

BOEHNER, JOHN A - Republican Party
March 18, 2004 - March 21, 2004 (4 days)
Boca Raton, FL
Co-sponsor(s): Chicago Mercantile Exchange
Purpose - to participate in congressional panel for CBOT and Chicago mercantile board members and conference participant
Total Cost - $4,699.12

BURNS, O MAXIE - Republican Party
October 6, 2003 - October 7, 2003 (2 days)
Chicago, IL
Co-sponsor(s): Chicago Mercantile Exchange
Purpose - To review operations of each exchange for congressman's duties on the House Agriculture Committee.
Total Cost - $1,525.00

CHAMBLISS, SAXBY - Republican Party
March 15, 2001 - March 18, 2001 (4 days)
Boca Raton, FL
Co-sponsor(s): Chicago Mercantile Exchange
Purpose - Speak to Future's Industry Association annual conference
Total Cost - $4,727.20

CRANE, PHILIP M - Republican Party
March 13, 2003 - March 16, 2003 (4 days)
Boca Raton, FL
Co-sponsor(s): Chicago Mercantile Exchange
Purpose - Speaking engagement on congressional panel - Futures Industry Association Conference
Total Cost - $5,583.40

CRANE, PHILIP M - Republican Party
March 18, 2004 - March 21, 2004 (4 days)
FL
Purpose - To participate in "Washington Outlook" program during in the Futures Industry Association's annual conference
Total Cost - $5,062.23

EMANUEL, RAHM - Democratic Party
October 26, 2003 - October 27, 2003 (2 days)
Chicago, IL
Co-sponsor(s): Chicago Mercantile Exchange
Purpose - Visit to the Chicago Board Options Exchange, Chicago Board of Trade, and the Chicago Mercantile Exchange
Total Cost - $550.86

EMANUEL, RAHM - Democratic Party
March 19, 2004 - March 20, 2004 (2 days)
Boca Raton, FL
Co-sponsor(s): Chicago Mercantile Exchange
Purpose - Future's Industry Association Annual Conference, "Washington Outlook Panel"
Total Cost - $3,212.46

ETHERIDGE, BOB - Democratic Party
October 6, 2003 - October 7, 2003 (2 days)
Chicago, IL
Co-sponsor(s): Chicago Mercantile Exchange
Purpose - Educational (visit to Chicago Board of Trade and Chicago Mercantile Exchange)
Total Cost - $1,959.48

FRANK, BARNEY - Democratic Party
October 26, 2003 - October 27, 2003 (2 days)
Chicago, IL
Co-sponsor(s): Chicago Mercantile Exchange
Purpose - Meeting and tour of Exchanges
Total Cost - $2,017.80

JOHNSON, TIM - Republican Party
October 7, 2003 - October 7, 2003 (1 days)
Chicago, IL
Co-sponsor(s): Chicago Mercantile Exchange
Purpose - Provide first-hand look at both exchanges; meet with Exchange members
Total Cost - $1,006.77

KANJORSKI, PAUL E - Democratic Party
October 26, 2003 - October 27, 2003 (2 days)
Chicago, IL
Co-sponsor(s): Chicago Board Options Exchange, Chicago Mercantile Exchange
Purpose - Tours of Chicago Board Options Exchange, Chicago Board of Trade and Chicago Mercantile Exchange
Total Cost - $1,794.49

LATHAM, THOMAS P - Republican Party
March 17, 2000 - March 20, 2000 (4 days)
Boca Raton, FL
Co-sponsor(s): Futures Industry Association, Chicago Mercantile Exchange
Purpose - speaker and panel member
Total Cost - $4,076.93

LATHAM, THOMAS P - Republican Party
March 14, 2003 - March 15, 2003 (2 days)
Boca Raton, FL
Co-sponsor(s): Chicago Mercantile Exchange
Purpose - Financial Industries conference - speaking engagement
Total Cost - $5,106.51

MANZULLO, DONALD A - Republican Party
March 14, 2003 - March 16, 2003 (3 days)
Boca Raton, FL
Co-sponsor(s): Chicago Mercantile Exchange
Purpose - Panel participant/presenter at Futures Industry Association conference
Total Cost - $3,264.40

MILLER, BRAD - Democratic Party
October 26, 2003 - October 27, 2003 (2 days)
Chicago, IL
Co-sponsor(s): Chicago Mercantile Exchange
Purpose - To study day to day operations at the markets
Total Cost - $1,302.62

MORAN, JERRY - Republican Party
October 6, 2003 - October 7, 2003 (2 days)
Chicago, IL
Co-sponsor(s): Chicago Mercantile Exchange
Purpose - educational
Total Cost - $1,233.03

MORAN, JERRY - Republican Party
April 26, 2004 - April 27, 2004 (2 days)
Chicago, IL
Purpose - educational
Total Cost - $418.20

MORAN, JERRY - Republican Party
March 18, 2004 - March 20, 2004 (3 days)
Fort Lauderdale, FL
Purpose - educational
Total Cost - $2,440.85

NEUGEBAUER, RANDY - Republican Party
October 6, 2003 - October 7, 2003 (2 days)
Chicago, IL
Co-sponsor(s): Chicago Mercantile Exchange
Purpose - Fact-finding, educational mission to Chicago Board of Trade and Chicago Mercantile Exchange as a member of the House Agriculture Committee
Total Cost - $1,941.18

PETERSON, COLLIN CLARK - Democratic Party
October 6, 2003 - October 7, 2003 (2 days)
Chicago, IL
Co-sponsor(s): Chicago Mercantile Exchange
Purpose - educational trip
Total Cost - $1,471.63

SHAW, CLAY - Republican Party
March 16, 2002 - March 16, 2002 (1 days)
Boca Raton, FL
Co-sponsor(s): Chicago Mercantile Exchange
Purpose - participate in Futures Industry Association's conference
Total Cost - $510.82

SIMPSON, MICHAEL KEITH - Republican Party
March 17, 2000 - March 19, 2000 (3 days)
Fort Lauderdale, FL
Co-sponsor(s): Chicago Mercantile Exchange
Purpose - Futures Industry Assn's Washington Outlook
Total Cost - $2,952.20

SIMPSON, MICHAEL KEITH - Republican Party
March 13, 2003 - March 16, 2003 (4 days)
Boca Raton, FL
Co-sponsor(s): Chicago Mercantile Exchange
Purpose - Speaking at Futures Industry Conference
Total Cost - $2,463.33

STENHOLM, CHARLIE W - Democratic Party
March 13, 2003 - March 16, 2003 (4 days)
Boca Raton, FL
Purpose - Participation in Panel Discussion for Annual Conference
Total Cost - $5,410.13

WELLER, GERALD C JERRY - Republican Party
March 13, 2003 - March 16, 2003 (4 days)
Fort Lauderdale, FL
Co-sponsor(s): Chicago Mercantile Exchange
Purpose - panel participant
Total Cost - $3,229.81

DODD, CHRISTOPHER J - Democratic Party
March 19, 2000 - March 21, 2000 (3 days)
Boca Raton, FL
Co-sponsor(s): Chicago Mercantile Exchange
Purpose - Speaking engagement at board of trade and mercantile exchange conference
Total Cost - $2,057.05

DODD, CHRISTOPHER J - Democratic Party
March 16, 2001 - March 18, 2001 (3 days)
Boca Raton, FL
Co-sponsor(s): Chicago Mercantile Exchange
Purpose - Speaking engagement at Futures Industry Association Conference
Total Cost - $5,085.55

ROBERTS, PAT - Republican Party
March 18, 2004 - March 21, 2004 (4 days)
Boca Raton, FL
Co-sponsor(s): Chicago Mercantile Exchange
Purpose - Speaker and participant in the Futures Industry Association annual conference
Total Cost - $5,638.56

UDALL, MARK E - Democratic Party
July 19, 2004 - July 19, 2004 (1 days)
Chicago, IL
Co-sponsor(s): Chicago Board Options Exchange, Chicago Mercantile Exchange
Purpose - To participate in meetings with each of the sponsoring organizations.
Total Cost - $1,132.64

BOEHNER, JOHN A - Republican Party
March 18, 2005 - March 22, 2005 (5 days)
Boca Raton, FL
Co-sponsor(s): Chicago Mercantile Exchange
Purpose - To participate in Congressional panel for the "Washington outlook" program during the Futures Industry Association's annual conference
Total Cost - $4,552.34

ROBERTS, PAT - Republican Party
March 18, 2005 - March 21, 2005 (4 days)
Boca Raton, FL
Co-sponsor(s): Chicago Mercantile Exchange
Purpose - Speaker on panel meeting
Total Cost - $5,529.05

MCCARTHY, CAROLYN - Democratic Party
April 17, 2005 - April 19, 2005 (3 days)
Chicago, IL
Co-sponsor(s): Chicago Mercantile Exchange, Chicago Stock Exchange, Chicago Board Options Exchange
Purpose - To review operations of the sponsors and to discuss other financial services matters
Total Cost - $1,194.95

LUCAS, FRANK D - Republican Party
April 17, 2005 - April 19, 2005 (3 days)
Chicago, IL
Co-sponsor(s): Chicago Mercantile Exchange, Chicago Stock Exchange, Chicago Board Options Exchange
Purpose - Educational trip to visit and learn about the exchanges
Total Cost - $1,275.09

GUTIERREZ, LUIS V - Democratic Party
March 18, 2005 - March 20, 2005 (3 days)
Fort Lauderdale, FL
Co-sponsor(s): Chicago Mercantile Exchange
Purpose - Participate in "Washington Outlook Panel" during the Future Industry Associations Annual Conference
Total Cost - $7,080.52

CASE, EDWARD E - Democratic Party
April 10, 2005 - April 12, 2005 (3 days)
Chicago, IL
Co-sponsor(s): Chicago Mercantile Exchange
Purpose - Meet with office workers and employees at the CME and CBOT on operations and issues and visit Exchange and Board
Total Cost - $1,801.69

CARDOZA, DENNIS - Democratic Party
April 10, 2005 - April 12, 2005 (3 days)
Chicago, IL
Co-sponsor(s): Chicago Mercantile Exchange
Purpose - First-hand look at their exchanges, speak with those who operate in their markets on a daily basis, and see a demonstration of their recent innovations
Total Cost - $1,324.85

CHAMBLISS, SAXBY - Republican Party
March 18, 2005 - March 20, 2005 (3 days)
Boca Raton, FL
Co-sponsor(s): Chicago Mercantile Exchange
Purpose - Remarks at Futures Industry Association's Annual Conference - Washington Outlook Panel
Total Cost - $3,127.96

GUTIERREZ, LUIS V - Democratic Party
March 19, 2004 - March 21, 2004 (3 days)
Fort Lauderdale, FL
Co-sponsor(s): Chicago Mercantile Exchange
Purpose - Participation in Futures Industry Association Annual Conference - "Washington Outlook" participant
Total Cost - $5,864.70

TIBERI, PATRICK JOSEPH - Republican Party
April 18, 2005 - April 19, 2005 (2 days)
Chicago, IL
Co-sponsor(s): Chicago Board Options Exchange, Chicago Mercantile Exchange, Chicago Stock Exchange
Purpose - Fact-finding tour to get a firsthand look at how the Chicago markets operate
Total Cost - $842.95

BEAN, MELISSA L - Democratic Party
April 18, 2005 - April 19, 2005 (2 days)
Chicago, IL
Co-sponsor(s): Chicago Board Options Exchange, Chicago Mercantile Exchange, Chicago Stock Exchange
Purpose - not specified
Total Cost - $351.74

ETHERIDGE, BOB - Democratic Party
March 18, 2005 - March 19, 2005 (2 days)
Boca Raton, FL
Co-sponsor(s): Chicago Mercantile Exchange
Purpose - Participate in "Washington Outlook" panel on 3/19 9 am - 11 am Futures Industry Association Conference
Total Cost - $1,536.99

CHAMBLISS, SAXBY - Republican Party
March 13, 2003 - March 15, 2003 (3 days)
Boca Raton, FL
Co-sponsor(s): Chicago Mercantile Exchange
Purpose - Speak at Futures Industry Association 28th Annual International Futures Industry Conference hosted by Chicago Mercantile Exchange and Chicago Board of Trade
Total Cost - $4,165.70

HULSHOF, KENNY CHARLES - Republican Party
September 18, 2005 - September 19, 2005 (2 days)
Chicago, IL
Co-sponsor(s): Chicago Mercantile Exchange
Purpose - Attend meetings at Chicago Board Options Exchange, Chicago Board of Trade and Chicago Mercantile Exchange
Total Cost - $709.34

PETERSON, COLLIN CLARK - Democratic Party
September 18, 2005 - September 19, 2005 (2 days)
Chicago, IL
Co-sponsor(s): Chicago Mercantile Exchange
Purpose - Fact finding
Total Cost - $899.86

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

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    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.