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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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Cellular Telecommunications and Internet Association - $23,574.90 spent on 16 trips
26.9% spent on Democratic Party
0.0% spent on Independent Party
73.1% spent on Republican Party

BOUCHER, FREDRICK C - Democratic Party
June 11, 2004 - June 13, 2004 (3 days)
Hot Springs, VA
Purpose - speech to conference on issues to be debated during reopening of the 1996 Telcom Act in 2005.
Total Cost - $520.00

GOODLATTE, ROBERT W - Republican Party
May 12, 2000 - May 14, 2000 (3 days)
Hot Springs, VA
Purpose - to attend the CTIA retreat
Total Cost - $2,030.90

GOODLATTE, ROBERT W - Republican Party
May 4, 2001 - May 6, 2001 (3 days)
Hot Springs, VA
Purpose - Participate on panel discussion of technology policy issues at CTIA annual policy meeting.
Total Cost - $1,087.36

GOODLATTE, ROBERT W - Republican Party
May 3, 2002 - May 5, 2002 (3 days)
Hot Springs, VA
Purpose - conference on telecommunications issues.
Total Cost - $958.51

GOODLATTE, ROBERT W - Republican Party
May 16, 2003 - May 18, 2003 (3 days)
Hot Springs, VA
Purpose - Not specified
Total Cost - $1,285.88

GREEN, RAYMOND E. 'GENE' - Democratic Party
March 21, 2004 - March 23, 2004 (3 days)
Atlanta, GA
Purpose - to participate in the Cellular Telecommunications and Internet Association's annual convention
Total Cost - $1,718.80

MCCRERY, JAMES OTIS III - Republican Party
February 26, 2000 - February 27, 2000 (2 days)
New Orleans, LA
Purpose - Telecommunications conference
Total Cost - $1,045.00

PICKERING, CHARLES W JR - Republican Party
January 27, 2000 - January 28, 2000 (2 days)
New Orleans, LA
Purpose - CTIA Wireless 2000 convention
Total Cost - $1,225.00

PICKERING, CHARLES W JR - Republican Party
May 4, 2001 - May 6, 2001 (3 days)
Hot Springs, VA
Purpose - Speech and participate in panel discussions on wireless industry
Total Cost - $774.70

PICKERING, CHARLES W JR - Republican Party
February 27, 2001 - February 28, 2001 (2 days)
New Orleans, LA
Purpose - CTIA Wireless 2000 Convention
Total Cost - $1,225.00

PICKERING, CHARLES W JR - Republican Party
March 17, 2002 - March 18, 2002 (2 days)
Orlando, FL
Purpose - 2002 wireless convention
Total Cost - $934.09

TAUZIN, WILBERT J II - Republican Party
March 16, 2003 - March 17, 2003 (2 days)
New Orleans, LA
Purpose - Speaker, annual conference
Total Cost - $2,743.42

UPTON, FREDERICK STEPHEN - Republican Party
March 16, 2003 - March 17, 2003 (2 days)
New Orleans, LA
Purpose - CTIA annual conference
Total Cost - $2,783.42

WYNN, ALBERT - Democratic Party
May 3, 2002 - May 5, 2002 (3 days)
VA
Purpose - members and executives of wireless industry discuss matters affecting the wireless industry
Total Cost - $1,486.49

WYNN, ALBERT - Democratic Party
June 11, 2004 - June 13, 2004 (3 days)
Hot Springs, VA
Purpose - 5th Annual Policy Retreat
Total Cost - $2,622.73

GOODLATTE, ROBERT W - Republican Party
June 11, 2004 - June 13, 2004 (3 days)
Hot Springs, VA
Purpose - To participate in CTIA's annual policy conference
Total Cost - $1,133.60

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.