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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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Congressional Sportsmen's Foundation - $42,336.42 spent on 21 trips
67.6% spent on Democratic Party
0.0% spent on Independent Party
32.4% spent on Republican Party

BOSWELL, LEONARD L - Democratic Party
March 16, 2001 - March 17, 2001 (2 days)
Osceola, IA
Purpose - Roundtable discussion on the 2002 Farm Bill and pheasant hunt
Total Cost - $525.23

BOYD, F ALLEN JR - Democratic Party
March 8, 2002 - March 10, 2002 (3 days)
GA
Purpose - informative
Total Cost - $2,389.00

DINGELL, JOHN D - Democratic Party
March 16, 2001 - March 17, 2001 (2 days)
West Afton, IA
Purpose - Town hall meeting
Total Cost - $700.76

FLETCHER, ERNIE - Republican Party
March 16, 2001 - March 18, 2001 (3 days)
Osceola, IA
Purpose - Roundtable discussion of Farm Bill and event for Foundation
Total Cost - $591.23

HAYES, ROBERT C (ROBIN) - Republican Party
March 16, 2001 - March 17, 2001 (2 days)
Osceola, IA
Purpose - Pheasant hunt. Fundraising for CSF.
Total Cost - $591.23

HAYES, ROBERT C (ROBIN) - Republican Party
March 21, 2004 - March 23, 2004 (3 days)
Hawk's Kay, FL
Purpose - as a co-chairman of the Congressional Sportsmen's caucus, my presence was required at their annual meeting
Total Cost - $1,992.44

JOHN, CHRIS - Democratic Party
March 8, 2002 - March 10, 2002 (3 days)
GA
Purpose - Not specified
Total Cost - $2,723.50

JOHN, CHRIS - Democratic Party
March 23, 2003 - March 25, 2003 (3 days)
Cabin Bluff, GA
Purpose - Address Congressional Sportsmen's Foundation Summit
Total Cost - $2,857.00

PETERSON, COLLIN CLARK - Democratic Party
March 16, 2001 - March 17, 2001 (2 days)
Osceola, IA
Purpose - Roundtable discussion
Total Cost - $892.01

SHAW, CLAY - Republican Party
March 20, 2004 - March 21, 2004 (2 days)
Duck Key, FL
Purpose - to bring leaders from outdoor industry and conservation organizations together to discuss issues facing America's sporting traditions
Total Cost -

TANNER, JOHN S - Democratic Party
March 23, 2003 - March 26, 2003 (4 days)
Jacksonville, FL
Purpose - Conference on Conservation Issues..
Total Cost - $2,458.00

THOMPSON, MIKE - Democratic Party
April 14, 2000 - April 15, 2000 (2 days)
San Antonio, TX
Purpose - provide legislative perspective on hunting and other sportsmen-related issues
Total Cost - $1,715.00

THOMPSON, MIKE - Democratic Party
July 27, 2001 - July 29, 2001 (3 days)
Groton, CT
Purpose - to meet with leaders from the outdoor industry and conservation organizations to discuss the challenge facing American's sporting traditions
Total Cost - $2,427.00

THOMPSON, MIKE - Democratic Party
April 27, 2001 - April 27, 2001 (1 days)
Napa Valley, CA
Purpose - To host and participate in a day of sporting clays wine tasting, dinner and auction to benefit the Congressional Sportsmen's Foundation.
Total Cost - $2,859.00

THOMPSON, MIKE - Democratic Party
March 16, 2001 - March 17, 2001 (2 days)
Osceola, IA
Purpose - to participate in a meeting with the Iowa wine industry representative, visit conservation project and hold meetings with resource organization representatives.
Total Cost - $591.23

THOMPSON, MIKE - Democratic Party
March 14, 2002 - March 15, 2002 (2 days)
San Antonio, TX
Purpose - speak to hunting industry on the importance of the Sportsmen's Caucus
Total Cost - $1,117.30

THOMPSON, MIKE - Democratic Party
March 24, 2002 - March 26, 2002 (3 days)
Osceola, IA
Purpose - roundtable discussion of sportsmen's issues
Total Cost - $1,741.00

THOMPSON, MIKE - Democratic Party
August 8, 2003 - August 11, 2003 (4 days)
Jackson Hole, WY
Purpose - Congressional Sportsmen's Foundation Summit discussing legislative issues of importance to the hunting and fishing community
Total Cost - $2,793.11

THOMPSON, MIKE - Democratic Party
March 21, 2004 - March 23, 2004 (3 days)
Duck Key, FL
Purpose - attend Congressional Sportsmen's Foundation annual meeting
Total Cost - $2,833.64

YOUNG, DON E - Republican Party
April 27, 2001 - April 30, 2001 (4 days)
Napa Valley, CA
Purpose - attend meeting and seminar with California Wildlife Conservation organizations
Total Cost - $6,166.94

PUTNAM, ADAM H - Republican Party
April 16, 2005 - April 18, 2005 (3 days)
Ridgedale, MO
Purpose - Attend the Annual Meeting of the Foundation; report on activities of the Congressional Sportsmen's Caucus
Total Cost - $4,371.80

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.