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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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    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.
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    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.

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Invest to Compete Alliance - $30,495.03 spent on 17 trips
49.3% spent on Democratic Party
0.0% spent on Independent Party
50.7% spent on Republican Party

CAPUANO, MICHAEL EVERETT - Democratic Party
July 5, 2001 - July 6, 2001 (2 days)
Cape Cod, MA
Purpose - Meeting - leadership seminar
Total Cost - $1,013.00

ENGLISH, PHILIP S - Republican Party
July 6, 2000 - July 9, 2000 (4 days)
Cape Cod, MA
Purpose - Congressional leadership educational speaker
Total Cost - $2,100.00

FOLEY, MARK - Republican Party
July 5, 2000 - July 8, 2000 (4 days)
Cape Cod, MA
Purpose - Workshop/Congressional Education Seminar
Total Cost - $1,650.00

FOLEY, MARK - Republican Party
July 4, 2001 - July 8, 2001 (5 days)
Boston, MA
Purpose - Conference/seminar
Total Cost - $1,824.00

FOLEY, MARK - Republican Party
July 5, 2002 - July 8, 2002 (4 days)
Newport, RI
Purpose - congressional leadership educational seminar
Total Cost - $1,970.35

MALONEY, JAMES H - Democratic Party
July 5, 2001 - July 8, 2001 (4 days)
Chatham, MA
Purpose - Congressional Leadership Educational Seminar
Total Cost - $2,127.00

MOAKLEY, JOE - Democratic Party
July 5, 2000 - July 7, 2000 (3 days)
Chatham, MA
Purpose - education seminar
Total Cost - $1,250.00

NEAL, RICHARD E - Democratic Party
July 5, 2000 - July 8, 2000 (4 days)
Chatham, MA
Purpose - Educational seminar
Total Cost - $1,575.00

NEAL, RICHARD E - Democratic Party
July 4, 2001 - July 7, 2001 (4 days)
Chatham, MA
Purpose - Educational issues seminar
Total Cost - $1,671.00

NEAL, RICHARD E - Democratic Party
July 4, 2003 - July 6, 2003 (3 days)
Newport, RI
Purpose - Legislative seminar
Total Cost - $1,090.00

OXLEY, MICHAEL G - Republican Party
July 6, 2000 - July 9, 2000 (4 days)
Hyannis, MA
Purpose - Congressional educational seminar
Total Cost - $3,246.00

BREAUX, JOHN B - Democratic Party
December 13, 2002 - December 16, 2002 (4 days)
Palm Beach, FL
Purpose - Participate in ITCA's winter Congressional Leadership Seminar at PGA National Resort and Spa
Total Cost - $3,844.00

SMITH, ROBERT - Republican Party
December 1, 2000 - December 3, 2000 (3 days)
Palm Beach, FL
Purpose - participate in a congressional leadership educational seminar
Total Cost - $2,049.50

ENZI, MICHAEL B - Republican Party
July 3, 2004 - July 5, 2004 (3 days)
Cape Cod, MA
Purpose - To attend "Invest to Compete Alliance" conference
Total Cost - $2,635.18

GREGG, JUDD A - Republican Party
December 13, 2002 - December 16, 2002 (4 days)
Palm Beach, FL
Purpose - Invest to Compete Alliance Congressional Leadership Educational Seminar
Total Cost -

NEAL, RICHARD E - Democratic Party
June 30, 2004 - July 3, 2004 (4 days)
Cape Cod, MA
Purpose - Congressional leadership educational seminar
Total Cost - $1,470.00

NEAL, RICHARD E - Democratic Party
July 1, 2005 - July 3, 2005 (3 days)
Chatham, MA
Purpose - Legislative seminar / Bipartisan educational leadership seminar
Total Cost - $980.00

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.