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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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Connell Group - $28,993.41 spent on 26 trips
100.0% spent on Democratic Party
0.0% spent on Independent Party
0.0% spent on Republican Party

BERMAN, HOWARD L - Democratic Party
September 18, 2000 - September 18, 2000 (1 days)
Newark, NJ
Purpose - Speaker at seminar
Total Cost - $579.00

BERMAN, HOWARD L - Democratic Party
May 20, 2002 - May 20, 2002 (1 days)
Berkeley Heights, NJ
Purpose - participated in seminar
Total Cost - $469.50

BERMAN, HOWARD L - Democratic Party
July 21, 2003 - July 21, 2003 (1 days)
Newark, NJ
Purpose - Participate in seminar
Total Cost - $316.00

BERRY, MARION - Democratic Party
May 5, 2003 - May 5, 2003 (1 days)
Berkeley Heights, NJ
Purpose - Speech to employees of The Connell Company
Total Cost - $430.00

BONIOR, DAVID - Democratic Party
July 17, 2000 - July 17, 2000 (1 days)
Newark, NJ
Purpose - speaking engagement
Total Cost - $479.50

DINGELL, JOHN D - Democratic Party
May 1, 2000 - May 2, 2000 (2 days)
Westfield, NJ
Purpose - luncheon seminar
Total Cost - $450.00

DINGELL, JOHN D - Democratic Party
April 17, 2001 - April 17, 2001 (1 days)
Berkeley Heights, NJ
Purpose - To participate in seminar series
Total Cost - $83.00

ETHERIDGE, BOB - Democratic Party
March 27, 2001 - March 27, 2001 (1 days)
Not specified
Purpose - Legislative update to company employees.
Total Cost - $342.50

FROST, MARTIN - Democratic Party
January 8, 2002 - January 9, 2002 (2 days)
New York, NY
Purpose - Connell Company Seminar Series
Total Cost - $2,412.00

FROST, MARTIN - Democratic Party
February 7, 2003 - February 7, 2003 (1 days)
Newark, NJ
Purpose - Connell Company Seminar Series
Total Cost - $2,528.50

FROST, MARTIN - Democratic Party
March 2, 2004 - March 2, 2004 (1 days)
Newark, NJ
Purpose - Connell Company Seminar Series
Total Cost - $2,558.70

JEFFERSON, WILLIAM JENNINGS - Democratic Party
July 9, 2001 - July 10, 2001 (2 days)
New York, NY - Berkeley Heights, NJ
Co-sponsor(s): American International Group
Purpose - To make two speeches on U.S. Trade Agenda before House Ways & Means Committee
Total Cost - $513.34

KENNEDY, PATRICK J - Democratic Party
May 28, 2003 - May 28, 2003 (1 days)
NJ
Purpose - Legislative luncheon
Total Cost - $900.00

STENHOLM, CHARLIE W - Democratic Party
November 9, 2000 - November 9, 2000 (1 days)
Westfield, NJ
Purpose - speech
Total Cost - $511.00

STENHOLM, CHARLIE W - Democratic Party
April 30, 2003 - April 30, 2003 (1 days)
Berkeley Heights, NJ
Purpose - speech
Total Cost - $563.50

STENHOLM, CHARLIE W - Democratic Party
February 23, 2004 - February 23, 2004 (1 days)
Berkeley Heights, NJ
Purpose -
Total Cost - $568.70

BREAUX, JOHN B - Democratic Party
September 8, 2000 - September 11, 2000 (4 days)
Westfield, NJ
Purpose - To speak about current legislative issues/addressing a group of executives at the Connell Company
Total Cost - $3,050.00

BREAUX, JOHN B - Democratic Party
September 7, 2001 - September 9, 2001 (3 days)
New York, NY
Purpose - address a group of Connell Group executives on a variety of political issues
Total Cost - $3,184.00

BREAUX, JOHN B - Democratic Party
September 6, 2002 - September 6, 2002 (1 days)
Berkeley Heights, NJ
Purpose - Participation in seminar series on the 108th Congress
Total Cost - $1,677.00

BREAUX, JOHN B - Democratic Party
September 5, 2003 - September 7, 2003 (3 days)
New York, NY
Purpose - meeting with the president of the Connell Company
Total Cost - $2,516.44

DORGAN, BYRON L - Democratic Party
March 12, 2001 - March 13, 2001 (2 days)
New York, NY
Purpose - Address employees of Connell Company about current legislative events in Congress at company meeting
Total Cost - $993.00

JOHNSON, TIM - Democratic Party
March 24, 2003 - March 24, 2003 (1 days)
Newark, NJ
Purpose - Speaking engagement for the Connell Company's seminar series on the 108th Congress
Total Cost - $570.00

BREAUX, JOHN B - Democratic Party
September 10, 2004 - September 13, 2004 (4 days)
NJ
Purpose - Attended luncheon to address Senior Executives
Total Cost - $2,466.13

THOMPSON, BENNIE G - Democratic Party
May 6, 2005 - May 6, 2005 (1 days)
Newark, NJ
Purpose - To participate in a seminar entitled "The 109th Congress" and provide updated information on legislative activities in foreign trade, taxes, and the economy.
Total Cost - $831.60

HASTINGS, ALCEE L - Democratic Party
July 16, 2004 - July 17, 2004 (2 days)
Rahway, NJ
Purpose - not specified
Total Cost -

MCNULTY, MICHAEL R - Democratic Party
April 27, 2004 - April 27, 2004 (1 days)
Newark, NJ
Purpose - not specified
Total Cost -

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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  • 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.