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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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  • 11.17.14

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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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Edison Electric Institute - $25,320.15 spent on 15 trips
13.9% spent on Democratic Party
0.0% spent on Independent Party
86.1% spent on Republican Party

BARTON, JOE L - Republican Party
September 25, 2000 - September 25, 2000 (1 days)
Boston, MA
Purpose - To deliver the keynote address at the Edison Electric Institute National Accts. Workshop
Total Cost - $734.80

BARTON, JOE L - Republican Party
September 4, 2001 - September 5, 2001 (2 days)
CO
Purpose - Attend and speak to CEO forum - energy issues
Total Cost - $1,951.25

BARTON, JOE L - Republican Party
September 1, 2003 - September 3, 2003 (3 days)
Colorado Springs, CO
Purpose - Speak to the Board of Directors and members of the Edison Electric Institute Conference
Total Cost - $1,592.33

PALLONE, FRANK JR - Democratic Party
January 10, 2001 - January 11, 2001 (2 days)
Tucson, AZ
Purpose - Speech and panel discussion
Total Cost - $2,871.00

PICKERING, CHARLES W JR - Republican Party
June 2, 2001 - June 3, 2001 (2 days)
New Orleans, LA
Purpose - Speech on energy policy
Total Cost - $1,415.00

HAGEL, CHARLES T - Republican Party
June 3, 2001 - June 3, 2001 (1 days)
New Orleans, LA
Purpose - Guest speaker for EEI's policy committee on public and governmental affairs
Total Cost - $1,283.00

MURKOWSKI, FRANK - Republican Party
January 9, 2000 - January 15, 2000 (7 days)
London, England - Madrid, Spain
Co-sponsor(s): BP, Rio Tinto
Purpose - World Energy briefings by BP, intl. Mineral Market, Forecast for 2000 and beyond briefings by Rio Tinto, meeting with Spanish Electric Association and a site visit to their nuclear plant facilities
Total Cost - $5,644.37

MURKOWSKI, FRANK - Republican Party
January 11, 2001 - January 13, 2001 (3 days)
Tucson, AZ
Purpose - speech and discussion panel participant at the institute's CEO meeting
Total Cost - $6,234.29

SMITH, ROBERT - Republican Party
February 18, 2000 - February 21, 2000 (4 days)
Orlando, FL
Purpose - speaking engagement
Total Cost - $2,050.27

SMITH, GORDON HAROLD - Republican Party
February 18, 2001 - February 19, 2001 (2 days)
Tucson, AZ
Purpose - speech
Total Cost - $419.50

VOINOVICH, GEORGE V - Republican Party
January 9, 2002 - January 11, 2002 (3 days)
Scottsdale, AZ
Purpose - EEI Energy Conference
Total Cost - $291.13

CARPER, THOMAS R - Democratic Party
January 9, 2002 - January 10, 2002 (2 days)
Las Vegas, NV
Purpose - Speaking engagement for Edison Electric Institute conference, attend Brookings Institute conference. Philadelphia - Las Vegas
Total Cost - $651.81

CRAIG, LARRY E - Republican Party
January 6, 2005 - January 6, 2005 (1 days)
Phoenix, AZ
Purpose - Speaking engagement to EEI CEO Conference
Total Cost - $181.40

DOMENICI, PETE V - Republican Party
January 7, 2004 - January 7, 2004 (1 days)
Scottsdale, AZ
Co-sponsor(s): Public Service Co of New Mexico
Purpose - Speaking engagement
Total Cost -

STEARNS, CLIFFORD B - Republican Party
February 15, 2004 - February 16, 2004 (2 days)
Orlando, FL
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.

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.