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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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FOX News Sunday - $15,358.29 spent on 28 trips
8.9% spent on Democratic Party
0.0% spent on Independent Party
91.1% spent on Republican Party

FORD, HAROLD E JR - Democratic Party
April 17, 2000 - April 20, 2000 (4 days)
New York, NY
Purpose - Town Hall Meeting -- Speaker
Total Cost - $1,051.00

LIEBERMAN, JOSEPH I - Democratic Party
October 7, 2001 - October 7, 2001 (1 days)
Beverly Hills, CA
Purpose - Sen. Appeared in studio for fox News Sunday interview
Total Cost - $127.80

LIEBERMAN, JOSEPH I - Democratic Party
March 25, 2001 - March 25, 2001 (1 days)
Washington, DC
Purpose - Senator was guest on Fox News Sunday
Total Cost - $94.40

LIEBERMAN, JOSEPH I - Democratic Party
May 27, 2001 - May 27, 2001 (1 days)
Washington, DC
Purpose - Senator was guest on Fox News Sunday
Total Cost - $86.54

PASCRELL, WILLIAM J JR - Democratic Party
January 11, 2004 - January 11, 2004 (1 days)
New York, NY
Purpose - not specified
Total Cost -

PASCRELL, WILLIAM J JR - Democratic Party
January 15, 2004 - January 15, 2004 (1 days)
New York, NY
Purpose - not specified
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PASCRELL, WILLIAM J JR - Democratic Party
January 25, 2004 - January 25, 2004 (1 days)
New York, NY
Purpose - not specified
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PASCRELL, WILLIAM J JR - Democratic Party
February 8, 2004 - February 8, 2004 (1 days)
New York, NY
Purpose - not specified
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PASCRELL, WILLIAM J JR - Democratic Party
February 18, 2004 - February 18, 2004 (1 days)
New York, NY
Purpose - not specified
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PASCRELL, WILLIAM J JR - Democratic Party
March 7, 2004 - March 7, 2004 (1 days)
New York, NY
Purpose - not specified
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PASCRELL, WILLIAM J JR - Democratic Party
March 20, 2004 - March 20, 2004 (1 days)
New York, NY
Purpose - not specified
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PASCRELL, WILLIAM J JR - Democratic Party
April 3, 2004 - April 3, 2004 (1 days)
New York, NY
Purpose - not specified
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PASCRELL, WILLIAM J JR - Democratic Party
April 9, 2004 - April 9, 2004 (1 days)
New York, NY
Purpose - not specified
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PASCRELL, WILLIAM J JR - Democratic Party
April 24, 2004 - April 24, 2004 (1 days)
New York, NY
Purpose - not specified
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PASCRELL, WILLIAM J JR - Democratic Party
April 30, 2004 - April 30, 2004 (1 days)
New York, NY
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PASCRELL, WILLIAM J JR - Democratic Party
May 24, 2004 - May 24, 2004 (1 days)
New York, NY
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PASCRELL, WILLIAM J JR - Democratic Party
June 13, 2004 - June 13, 2004 (1 days)
New York, NY
Purpose - not specified
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PASCRELL, WILLIAM J JR - Democratic Party
July 16, 2004 - July 16, 2004 (1 days)
New York, NY
Purpose - not specified
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PASCRELL, WILLIAM J JR - Democratic Party
August 6, 2004 - August 6, 2004 (1 days)
New York, NY
Purpose - not specified
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PASCRELL, WILLIAM J JR - Democratic Party
August 20, 2004 - August 20, 2004 (1 days)
New York, NY
Purpose - not specified
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PASCRELL, WILLIAM J JR - Democratic Party
September 2, 2004 - September 2, 2004 (1 days)
New York, NY
Purpose - not specified
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PASCRELL, WILLIAM J JR - Democratic Party
September 6, 2004 - September 6, 2004 (1 days)
New York, NY
Purpose - not specified
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PASCRELL, WILLIAM J JR - Democratic Party
September 7, 2004 - September 7, 2004 (1 days)
New York, NY
Purpose - not specified
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PASCRELL, WILLIAM J JR - Democratic Party
September 25, 2004 - September 25, 2004 (1 days)
New York, NY
Purpose - not specified
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PASCRELL, WILLIAM J JR - Democratic Party
October 17, 2004 - October 17, 2004 (1 days)
New York, NY
Purpose - not specified
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PASCRELL, WILLIAM J JR - Democratic Party
November 7, 2004 - November 7, 2004 (1 days)
New York, NY
Purpose - not specified
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PASCRELL, WILLIAM J JR - Democratic Party
December 4, 2004 - December 4, 2004 (1 days)
New York, NY
Purpose - not specified
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DELAY, THOMAS DALE - Republican Party
October 1, 2005 - October 2, 2005 (2 days)
Washington, DC
Purpose - Officially connected travel
Total Cost - $13,998.55

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.