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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.

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.

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American Enterprise Institute - $108,593.02 spent on 32 trips
16.5% spent on Democratic Party
0.0% spent on Independent Party
83.5% spent on Republican Party

ENGLISH, PHILIP S - Republican Party
February 26, 2004 - February 27, 2004 (2 days)
Manassas, VA
Purpose - bipartisan retreat for US house of representatives ways and means and US Senate Finance Committee members for policy discussions on economic, tax and deficit issues
Total Cost - $670.19

HARMAN, JANE - Democratic Party
June 18, 2004 - June 20, 2004 (3 days)
Aspen, CO
Purpose -
Total Cost - $4,655.00

HUTCHINSON, WILLIAM ASA - Republican Party
June 23, 2001 - June 24, 2001 (2 days)
Vail, CO
Purpose - Participate in panel.
Total Cost - $3,233.00

MCCRERY, JAMES OTIS III - Republican Party
February 26, 2004 - February 27, 2004 (2 days)
Manassas, VA
Purpose - fact finding
Total Cost - $377.39

MCINNIS, SCOTT - Republican Party
June 21, 2001 - June 23, 2001 (3 days)
Beaver Creek, CO
Co-sponsor(s): Vail Valley Foundation
Purpose - World Forum
Total Cost - $900.00

MCINNIS, SCOTT - Republican Party
June 19, 2003 - June 22, 2003 (4 days)
Beaver Creek, CO
Co-sponsor(s): Vail Valley Foundation
Purpose - 2003 World Forum
Total Cost - $954.00

PENCE, MIKE - Republican Party
September 28, 2001 - September 30, 2001 (3 days)
Berlin, Germany
Co-sponsor(s):
Purpose - Attend conference on international terrorism
Total Cost - $1,266.58

PORTMAN, ROBERT J - Republican Party
February 26, 2004 - February 27, 2004 (2 days)
Manassas, VA
Purpose - AEI Economic Policy congressional Retreat. Robert Trent Jones Club
Total Cost - $765.86

RYAN, PAUL D - Republican Party
February 26, 2004 - February 27, 2004 (2 days)
Washington, DC
Purpose - economic policy retreat
Total Cost - $600.08

SANFORD, MARSHALL C JR - Republican Party
June 15, 2000 - June 18, 2000 (4 days)
Denver, CO
Purpose - Social security - gave speech
Total Cost - $815.00

THOMAS, WILLIAM M - Republican Party
June 20, 2003 - June 22, 2003 (3 days)
Avon, CO
Co-sponsor(s): Vail Valley Foundation
Purpose - panel discussions
Total Cost - $2,710.00

THOMAS, WILLIAM M - Republican Party
February 26, 2004 - February 27, 2004 (2 days)
Gainesville, VA
Purpose - panel discussion on economy and taxes
Total Cost - $377.39

BAYH, EVAN - Democratic Party
June 24, 2000 - June 27, 2000 (4 days)
Beaver Creek, CO
Purpose - Attendance at AEI World Forum
Total Cost - $4,390.00

BIDEN, JOSEPH R JR - Democratic Party
March 9, 2000 - March 12, 2000 (4 days)
Paris, France
Purpose - Air fare for Senator's spouse to accompany Senator Biden to the New Atlantic Initiative Conference on Balkan Strategies. Senator Biden was already in Paris on Foreign Relations Committee business
Total Cost - $4,252.03

FRIST, WILLIAM H - Republican Party
June 21, 2002 - June 23, 2002 (3 days)
Beaver Creek, CO
Purpose -
Total Cost - $5,077.00

FRIST, WILLIAM H - Republican Party
June 20, 2003 - June 22, 2003 (3 days)
Beaver Creek, CO
Purpose - speaking engagement
Total Cost - $3,399.00

FRIST, WILLIAM H - Republican Party
June 20, 2001 - June 23, 2001 (4 days)
Vail, CO
Purpose - Forum. Washington, DC - Vail, CO
Total Cost -

HUTCHISON, KAY BAILEY - Republican Party
June 20, 2003 - June 21, 2003 (2 days)
Beaver Creek, CO
Purpose - Attend the AEI World Forum
Total Cost - $2,020.50

KYL, JON L - Republican Party
June 22, 2001 - June 24, 2001 (3 days)
Beaver Creek, CO
Purpose - speaker at annual meeting
Total Cost - $710.00

KYL, JON L - Republican Party
June 21, 2002 - June 23, 2002 (3 days)
Beaver Creek, CO
Purpose - Participate in a panel discussion on counter terrorism
Total Cost - $4,124.00

KYL, JON L - Republican Party
June 20, 2003 - June 22, 2003 (3 days)
Beaver Creek, CO
Co-sponsor(s): Vail Valley Foundation
Purpose - Participate in AEI World Forum panel discussion
Total Cost - $5,697.00

KYL, JON L - Republican Party
June 18, 2004 - June 20, 2004 (3 days)
Beaver Creek, CO
Co-sponsor(s): Vail Valley Foundation
Purpose - Moderator in group discussions for the 2004 AEI World Forum
Total Cost - $3,210.00

MCCONNELL, MITCH - Republican Party
June 18, 2004 - June 20, 2004 (3 days)
Beaver Creek, CO
Purpose - Speaking engagement and panel participation - AEI World Forum
Total Cost - $3,210.00

NICKLES, DONALD LEE - Republican Party
June 20, 2003 - June 22, 2003 (3 days)
Beaver Creek, CO
Purpose - Speaking engagement
Total Cost - $4,900.00

NICKLES, DONALD LEE - Republican Party
June 18, 2004 - June 20, 2004 (3 days)
Beaver Creek, CO
Purpose - Congressional issues forum
Total Cost - $5,082.00

THOMPSON, FRED - Republican Party
July 22, 2001 - July 24, 2001 (3 days)
Beaver Creek, CO
Purpose - To moderate and participate in panel discussions
Total Cost - $480.00

THOMPSON, FRED - Republican Party
June 21, 2002 - June 23, 2002 (3 days)
Beaver Creek, CO
Purpose - to moderate and participate in panel discussions
Total Cost - $3,692.00

BINGAMAN, JEFF - Democratic Party
June 20, 2003 - June 22, 2003 (3 days)
Beaver Creek, CO
Purpose - To participate in AEI World Forum
Total Cost - $4,670.00

THOMAS, WILLIAM M - Republican Party
June 18, 2004 - June 20, 2004 (3 days)
Avon, CO
Co-sponsor(s): Vail Valley Foundation
Purpose - Panel discussions
Total Cost - $3,210.00

KYL, JON L - Republican Party
June 24, 2005 - June 26, 2005 (3 days)
Beaver Creek, CO
Co-sponsor(s): Vail Valley Foundation
Purpose - Moderator in group discussions for the 24th annual AEI World Forum
Total Cost - $5,183.00

THOMAS, WILLIAM M - Republican Party
June 24, 2005 - June 26, 2005 (3 days)
Beaver Creek, CO
Co-sponsor(s): Vail Valley Foundation
Purpose - To participate in panel discussions on Entitlements, Social Security, and Tax Reform
Total Cost - $27,962.00

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.