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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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(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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Princeton Univ - $10,325.81 spent on 19 trips
74.5% spent on Democratic Party
0.0% spent on Independent Party
25.5% spent on Republican Party

FRIST, WILLIAM H - Republican Party
February 21, 2003 - February 23, 2003 (3 days)
Princeton, NJ
Purpose - speaking engagement
Total Cost - $1,552.22

FRIST, WILLIAM H - Republican Party
January 26, 2001 - January 27, 2001 (2 days)
Trenton, NJ
Purpose - Board of Trustees Meeting. Washington, DC- Trenton, NJ
Total Cost -

FRIST, WILLIAM H - Republican Party
April 21, 2001 - April 21, 2001 (1 days)
Trenton, NJ
Purpose - Board of Trustees lunch. Washington, DC - Trenton, NJ
Total Cost -

FRIST, WILLIAM H - Republican Party
June 3, 2001 - June 3, 2001 (1 days)
Trenton, NJ
Purpose - Retiring Trustees dinner. Washington, DC - Trenton, NJ
Total Cost -

COLE, TOM - Republican Party
December 2, 2004 - December 4, 2004 (3 days)
Princeton, NJ
Purpose - Participate in polarization conference
Total Cost - $1,079.83

SARBANES, PAUL S - Democratic Party
January 22, 2004 - January 24, 2004 (3 days)
Princeton, NJ
Purpose - Participation in Princeton Board of Trustees meeting
Total Cost - $492.00

SARBANES, PAUL S - Democratic Party
April 2, 2004 - April 3, 2004 (2 days)
Princeton, NJ
Purpose - Participation in Princeton Board of Trustees meeting
Total Cost - $447.00

SARBANES, PAUL S - Democratic Party
May 27, 2004 - June 1, 2004 (6 days)
Princeton, NJ
Purpose - Participation in Princeton Board of Trustees meeting
Total Cost -

SARBANES, PAUL S - Democratic Party
September 10, 2004 - September 10, 2004 (1 days)
Princeton, NJ
Purpose - Participation in Princeton Board of Trustees meeting
Total Cost - $157.00

SARBANES, PAUL S - Democratic Party
November 11, 2004 - November 13, 2004 (3 days)
Princeton, NJ
Purpose - Participation in Princeton Board of Trustees meeting
Total Cost -

LEACH, JAMES A - Republican Party
April 2, 2004 - April 3, 2004 (2 days)
Princeton, NJ
Purpose - Trustee meeting
Total Cost -

LEACH, JAMES A - Republican Party
May 29, 2004 - May 31, 2004 (3 days)
Trenton, NJ
Purpose - Trustee meeting
Total Cost -

SARBANES, PAUL S - Democratic Party
May 28, 2005 - May 30, 2005 (3 days)
Princeton, NJ
Purpose - To participate in a Board of Trustees meeting
Total Cost - $1,742.00

SARBANES, PAUL S - Democratic Party
September 19, 2002 - September 21, 2002 (3 days)
Princeton, NJ
Purpose - To participate in a Board of Trustees meeting
Total Cost - $554.00

SARBANES, PAUL S - Democratic Party
November 7, 2002 - November 9, 2002 (3 days)
Princeton, NJ
Purpose - To participate in a Board of Trustees meeting
Total Cost - $580.00

SARBANES, PAUL S - Democratic Party
January 24, 2003 - January 25, 2003 (2 days)
Princeton, NJ
Purpose - To participate in a Board of Trustees meeting
Total Cost - $309.00

SARBANES, PAUL S - Democratic Party
June 19, 2003 - June 22, 2003 (4 days)
Williamsburg, VA
Purpose - To participate in conference on Constitutional Principles in American History
Total Cost - $2,560.76

SARBANES, PAUL S - Democratic Party
November 14, 2003 - November 15, 2003 (2 days)
Princeton, NJ
Purpose - To participate in a Board of Trustees meeting
Total Cost - $366.00

SARBANES, PAUL S - Democratic Party
April 14, 2005 - April 15, 2005 (2 days)
Princeton, NJ
Purpose - To participate in a Board of Trustees meeting
Total Cost - $486.00

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

  • 11.17.14

    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.
  • 11.10.14

    Radio: The Internet of the 1930s

    Some predicted radio would be a powerful force for democratizing information and spreading knowledge to a vast population previously separated by geography or income. But the new technology also raised anxieties.