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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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    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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Pfizer - $27,627.47 spent on 11 trips
97.9% spent on Democratic Party
0.0% spent on Independent Party
2.1% spent on Republican Party

CHRISTENSEN, DONNA M - Democratic Party
January 30, 2004 - February 3, 2004 (5 days)
St. Croix, Virgin Islands - Puerto Rico
Purpose - Caribbean summit meeting on HIV/AIDS
Total Cost - $2,532.39

MEEKS, GREGORY W - Democratic Party
February 8, 2004 - February 9, 2004 (2 days)
Miami, FL
Purpose - speaker for Pfizer corporate planning meeting
Total Cost - $1,886.30

ORTIZ, SOLOMON P - Democratic Party
October 23, 2003 - October 26, 2003 (4 days)
San Juan, Puerto Rico
Co-sponsor(s): Sony Music, Altria, CNN - Late Edition, Coca Cola Enterprises Inc, Fannie Mae, AstraZeneca, Aventis, Eli Lilly Corporation, GlaxoSmithKline, Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America, Puerto Rico Telephone
Purpose - "Tri-Caucus Retreat" to improve relationships between member of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus; the Cong. Black Caucus and the Cong/ Asian Pacific American Caucus
Total Cost - $5,736.66

SANCHEZ, LORETTA - Democratic Party
February 8, 2004 - February 10, 2004 (3 days)
Los Angeles, CA - Miami, FL
Purpose - speaking engagement
Total Cost - $2,310.15

BREAUX, JOHN B - Democratic Party
August 30, 2000 - September 2, 2000 (4 days)
New York, NY - Groton, CT
Purpose - To meet with Pfizer Executives and tour the Pfizer Global Research & Development Center
Total Cost - $5,233.54

BREAUX, JOHN B - Democratic Party
August 30, 2001 - September 2, 2001 (4 days)
New York, NY
Purpose - speaking to group of Pfizer executives - public policy
Total Cost - $1,929.00

BREAUX, JOHN B - Democratic Party
August 28, 2002 - September 1, 2002 (5 days)
New York, NY
Purpose - Speak to senior executives
Total Cost - $3,433.72

BREAUX, JOHN B - Democratic Party
August 31, 2003 - August 31, 2003 (1 days)
New York, NY
Purpose - meet with Pfizer executives
Total Cost - $764.00

BREAUX, JOHN B - Democratic Party
February 6, 2004 - February 8, 2004 (3 days)
Wellington, FL
Purpose - To discuss the Medical Centers goals and concerns regarding Senate's new health care incentives
Total Cost - $1,515.00

HATCH, ORRIN GRANT - Republican Party
October 17, 2002 - October 18, 2002 (2 days)
New York, NY
Purpose - Pfizer Medical Futures Forum - Speech
Total Cost - $569.00

BREAUX, JOHN B - Democratic Party
September 2, 2004 - September 5, 2004 (4 days)
New York, NY
Purpose - To address Senior Executives of Pfizer at their monthly board meeting - Attended luncheon and dinner meetings.
Total Cost - $1,717.71

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.