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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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Texas Farm Bureau - $10,845.50 spent on 10 trips
17.4% spent on Democratic Party
0.0% spent on Independent Party
82.6% spent on Republican Party

BERRY, MARION - Democratic Party
January 10, 2000 - January 11, 2000 (2 days)
Houston, TX
Purpose - Speak at annual conference
Total Cost - $238.24

BOYD, F ALLEN JR - Democratic Party
January 8, 2001 - January 8, 2001 (1 days)
Orlando, FL
Purpose - Speech on FQPA
Total Cost - $220.75

STENHOLM, CHARLIE W - Democratic Party
January 10, 2000 - January 10, 2000 (1 days)
Houston, TX
Purpose - conference on farm policy issues
Total Cost - $870.00

BAYH, EVAN - Democratic Party
October 7, 2003 - October 8, 2003 (2 days)
Havana, Cuba
Purpose - Fact finding mission to Cuba on behalf of the Indiana Farm Bureau
Total Cost - $555.00

MCCONNELL, MITCH - Republican Party
January 6, 2002 - January 7, 2002 (2 days)
Reno, NV
Purpose - annual convention, to be presented with AFBF Distinguished Service Award on 1/6, and to attend Kentucky Farm Bureau breakfast 1/7
Total Cost - $2,190.51

THOMAS, CRAIG - Republican Party
January 10, 2000 - January 10, 2000 (1 days)
Houston, TX
Purpose - speak at American Farm Bureau water quality conference
Total Cost - $1,436.00

BOND, CHRISTOPHER S - Republican Party
January 11, 2004 - January 12, 2004 (2 days)
Honolulu, HI
Purpose - Received Farm Bureau Distinguished Service Award given at the Farm Bureau Convention.
Total Cost - $1,550.00

LINDER, JOHN - Republican Party
December 4, 2003 - December 5, 2003 (2 days)
Traverse City, MI
Purpose - Speaking engagement
Total Cost - $853.00

LINDER, JOHN - Republican Party
December 3, 2003 - December 4, 2003 (2 days)
Des Moines, IA
Purpose - Speaking engagement..
Total Cost - $909.00

LINDER, JOHN - Republican Party
June 28, 2003 - June 30, 2003 (3 days)
San Antonio, TX
Purpose - Speaking engagement
Total Cost - $2,023.00

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.