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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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    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.
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    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.

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Transatlantic Policy Network in Kinclaven Scotland - $193,928.91 spent on 35 trips
47.9% spent on Democratic Party
0.0% spent on Independent Party
52.1% spent on Republican Party

BOUCHER, FREDRICK C - Democratic Party
April 27, 2000 - April 30, 2000 (4 days)
Tucson, AZ
Purpose - Speech and participation in conference on current Internet policy issues in Congress
Total Cost - $1,660.00

BOUCHER, FREDRICK C - Democratic Party
November 30, 2000 - December 3, 2000 (4 days)
Venice, Italy
Purpose - Speech at parliamentary conference on creation of an international Internet issues agenda
Total Cost - $1,200.00

DOOLEY, CALVIN M - Democratic Party
April 6, 2001 - April 10, 2001 (5 days)
Malaga, Spain
Purpose - Annual spring meeting - participated in sessions
Total Cost - $8,164.00

DOOLEY, CALVIN M - Democratic Party
May 3, 2002 - May 5, 2002 (3 days)
Tucson, AZ
Purpose - annual meeting, participate in meetings
Total Cost - $612.50

DOOLEY, CALVIN M - Democratic Party
May 2, 2003 - May 5, 2003 (4 days)
Tucson, AZ
Purpose - Annual meeting (participates in meetings)
Total Cost - $612.50

DOOLEY, CALVIN M - Democratic Party
April 12, 2004 - April 17, 2004 (6 days)
Brussels, Belgium - Germany
Co-sponsor(s): Congressional Economic Leadership Institute
Purpose - Speaking engagement - discussions of transatlantic policy issues
Total Cost - $13,238.00

ENGLISH, PHILIP S - Republican Party
April 12, 2003 - April 21, 2003 (10 days)
Sotogrande, Spain - Seville, Spain
Purpose - Transatlantic Policy Network Spring Meeting - panel participant
Total Cost - $5,769.62

KOLBE, JIM - Republican Party
April 12, 2003 - April 15, 2003 (4 days)
Sotogrande, Spain
Purpose - Participate in conference
Total Cost - $3,186.90

LEVIN, SANDER - Democratic Party
November 27, 2000 - December 4, 2000 (8 days)
Brussels, Belgium - Venice, Italy
Co-sponsor(s): Congressional Economic Leadership Institute
Purpose - TPN winter meeting and CELI study visit
Total Cost - $5,592.25

MORAN, JAMES P JR - Democratic Party
April 6, 2001 - April 11, 2001 (6 days)
Spain
Purpose - annual spring meeting to discuss trade, security and internet issues and US - EU partnership in current administration
Total Cost - $4,299.00

NETHERCUTT, GEORGE R - Republican Party
April 6, 2001 - April 11, 2001 (6 days)
Malaga, Spain
Purpose - Interparliamentary exchange
Total Cost - $7,096.00

OXLEY, MICHAEL G - Republican Party
August 17, 2003 - August 23, 2003 (7 days)
London, England - Scotland
Purpose - Transatlantic conference, international exchange
Total Cost - $3,436.00

PAYNE, DONALD M - Democratic Party
April 12, 2003 - April 15, 2003 (4 days)
Spain
Purpose - mid-year meeting
Total Cost - $3,954.18

SAWYER, THOMAS - Democratic Party
April 28, 2000 - April 30, 2000 (3 days)
Tucson, AZ
Purpose - Participate in mid-year assessment
Total Cost - $1,890.00

SAWYER, THOMAS - Democratic Party
April 7, 2001 - April 11, 2001 (5 days)
Sotogrande, Spain
Purpose - mid-year assessment
Total Cost - $8,262.60

SHAW, CLAY - Republican Party
April 11, 2003 - April 15, 2003 (5 days)
Paris, France - Malaga, Spain
Purpose - discuss transatlantic relations and promote transatlantic partner through member (of Congress) to Member (of European parliament) dialogue.
Total Cost -

WELLER, GERALD C JERRY - Republican Party
April 6, 2001 - April 12, 2001 (7 days)
Spain
Purpose - speech and participate in conference
Total Cost - $4,298.00

BENNETT, ROBERT F - Republican Party
May 3, 2002 - May 3, 2002 (1 days)
Tuscon, AZ
Purpose - To participate in a transatlantic Policy Network Conference
Total Cost - $592.50

BENNETT, ROBERT F - Republican Party
April 13, 2003 - April 15, 2003 (3 days)
Spain
Purpose - TPN Spring meeting
Total Cost - $3,944.18

ROBERTS, PAT - Republican Party
December 1, 2000 - December 4, 2000 (4 days)
Venice, Italy
Co-sponsor(s): Congressional Economic Leadership Institute
Purpose - participate in fall meeting
Total Cost - $1,230.00

OXLEY, MICHAEL G - Republican Party
August 16, 2004 - August 21, 2004 (6 days)
Edinburgh, Scotland
Purpose - Transatlantic Conference/International Exchange
Total Cost - $4,595.00

OXLEY, MICHAEL G - Republican Party
December 1, 2004 - December 5, 2004 (5 days)
Brussels, Belgium
Purpose - Transatlantic Conference/International Exchange
Total Cost - $11,769.17

CARDOZA, DENNIS - Democratic Party
November 29, 2004 - December 6, 2004 (8 days)
Brussels, Belgium
Purpose - To assess progress made on the 10-Point, 10-Year action plan in the TPN's "Strategy to Strengthen Transatlantic Partnership" and to set TPN's work priorities.
Total Cost - $13,265.13

SENSENBRENNER, F JAMES JR - Republican Party
November 29, 2004 - December 5, 2004 (7 days)
Brussels, Belgium
Purpose - TPN meetings involve direct discussions between Members of Congress and Members of the European Parliament on topics including intellectual property, WTO, elections, foreign affairs, energy, environmental issues, security issues & economics
Total Cost - $16,509.52

BOEHNER, JOHN A - Republican Party
November 30, 2004 - December 4, 2004 (5 days)
Brussels, Belgium
Purpose - Remarks/Panel with Members of Congress at the TPN meeting/conference
Total Cost - $12,597.77

BOEHNER, JOHN A - Republican Party
August 16, 2004 - August 21, 2004 (6 days)
Edinburgh, Scotland
Purpose - Transatlantic conference /international exchange
Total Cost - $4,595.00

MCDERMOTT, JAMES A - Democratic Party
May 14, 2005 - May 16, 2005 (3 days)
Salt Lake City, UT
Purpose - Spoke at TPN's spring meeting - discussion on strengthening partnership between the United States and the European Union
Total Cost - $1,864.38

BENNETT, ROBERT F - Republican Party
May 14, 2005 - May 16, 2005 (3 days)
Salt Lake City, UT
Purpose - Senator Bennett is the Chairman of this organization, so he attended, participated, and spoke as the keynote speaker
Total Cost - $2,660.00

KOLBE, JIM - Republican Party
May 13, 2005 - May 16, 2005 (4 days)
Salt Lake City, UT
Purpose - Participation in conference with European legislators
Total Cost - $2,088.37

ENGLISH, PHILIP S - Republican Party
May 15, 2005 - May 16, 2005 (2 days)
Salt Lake City, UT
Purpose - TPN spring meeting - Task Force development session Congressman English is a co-chair of the Completing the Transatlantic Market
Total Cost - $1,567.09

KIND, RON - Democratic Party
November 30, 2004 - December 5, 2004 (6 days)
Brussels, Belgium
Purpose - Meetings with members of the EU Parliament Exchange of ideas and economic summit with EU leaders
Total Cost - $16,396.97

INSLEE, JAY R - Democratic Party
November 28, 2004 - December 5, 2004 (8 days)
Brussels, Belgium - Paris, France
Purpose - Fact finding on trade relations with EU
Total Cost - $11,836.42

ENGLISH, PHILIP S - Republican Party
December 1, 2004 - December 5, 2004 (5 days)
Brussels, Belgium - Paris, France
Purpose - TPN Congressional visit to Paris & TPN Autumn Meeting in Brussels - Strategy to strengthen the Transatlantic Partnership & guest speaker at CIR -EPC (Center for international Relations) Seminar "The Use of Force-European & American Perspectives"
Total Cost - $2,369.17

BENNETT, ROBERT F - Republican Party
November 28, 2004 - December 4, 2004 (7 days)
London, England - Paris, France - Brussels, Belgium
Purpose - Senator Bennett is a Chairman of this organization, so he attended, participated, and spoke as the keynote speaker in a series of events
Total Cost - $8,276.26

OXLEY, MICHAEL G - Republican Party
August 21, 2005 - August 26, 2005 (6 days)
Edinburgh, Scotland
Purpose - Transatlantic meeting / international exchange
Total Cost - $4,500.43

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.