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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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United States Telephone Association Leadership roundtable - $32,134.17 spent on 14 trips
30.9% spent on Democratic Party
0.0% spent on Independent Party
69.1% spent on Republican Party

BARTON, JOE L - Republican Party
October 12, 2003 - October 13, 2003 (2 days)
Las Vegas, NV
Purpose - Attend a dinner with the United States Telecom Association Board Members and speak to the USTA General Session Meeting
Total Cost - $1,974.41

BOEHNER, JOHN A - Republican Party
February 20, 2000 - February 22, 2000 (3 days)
Westin Mission Hills, CA
Purpose - Leadership roundtable
Total Cost - $758.00

BOUCHER, FREDRICK C - Democratic Party
February 23, 2001 - February 25, 2001 (3 days)
Indian Wells, CA
Purpose - Speech to conference on legislation stimulating broadband deployment
Total Cost - $850.00

FOSSELLA, VITO MR - Republican Party
February 25, 2001 - February 28, 2001 (4 days)
La Quinta, CA
Purpose - Fact finding - telecom issues
Total Cost - $2,083.30

GONZALEZ, CHARLES A - Democratic Party
April 13, 2004 - April 16, 2004 (4 days)
San Diego, CA
Purpose - Educational - Telecom policy
Total Cost - $1,724.00

ISSA, DARRELL EDWARD - Republican Party
March 17, 2002 - March 18, 2002 (2 days)
San Diego, CA
Purpose - Keynote speaker
Total Cost - $2,576.89

LAZIO, RICK - Republican Party
February 20, 2000 - February 22, 2000 (3 days)
Palm Springs, CA
Purpose - keynote presentation on current telecom issues in congress
Total Cost - $3,168.00

MENENDEZ, ROBERT - Democratic Party
February 20, 2000 - February 22, 2000 (3 days)
Palm Springs, CA
Purpose - leadership roundtable
Total Cost - $5,633.00

SUNUNU, JOHN E - Republican Party
February 25, 2001 - February 26, 2001 (2 days)
La Quinta, CA
Purpose - to speak at USTA Telco Leadership Roundtable
Total Cost - $340.90

TAUZIN, WILBERT J II - Republican Party
February 19, 2000 - February 21, 2000 (3 days)
Palm Springs, CA
Purpose - leadership roundtable
Total Cost - $938.17

TAUZIN, WILBERT J II - Republican Party
February 25, 2001 - February 28, 2001 (4 days)
La Quinta, CA
Purpose - conference
Total Cost - $841.50

WHITFIELD, ED - Republican Party
February 24, 2001 - February 26, 2001 (3 days)
La Quinta, CA
Purpose - to address the USTA conference
Total Cost - $5,258.03

STEVENS, THEODORE F (TED) - Republican Party
February 24, 2001 - February 26, 2001 (3 days)
Palm Springs, CA
Co-sponsor(s): Bell Atlantic
Purpose - Speech at the USTA conference - telecommunications leadership roundtable
Total Cost - $4,263.97

GONZALEZ, CHARLES A - Democratic Party
April 13, 2004 - April 16, 2004 (4 days)
San Diego, CA
Purpose - Educational - Telecom Policy
Total Cost - $1,724.00

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.