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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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Sony Music - $23,452.83 spent on 14 trips
76.2% spent on Democratic Party
2.9% spent on Independent Party
20.9% spent on Republican Party

ACEVEDO-VILA, ANIBAL - Democratic Party
April 19, 2002 - April 21, 2002 (3 days)
Leesburg, VA
Purpose - Tri Caucus Retreat
Total Cost - $719.62

ACEVEDO-VILA, ANIBAL - Democratic Party
October 23, 2003 - October 26, 2003 (4 days)
Puerto Rico
Purpose - Tri-Caucus Retreat
Total Cost - $1,450.72

BECERRA, XAVIER - Democratic Party
April 19, 2002 - April 20, 2002 (2 days)
Leesburg, VA
Co-sponsor(s): Altria, Coca Cola Enterprises Inc
Purpose - Congressional Tri-Caucus Retreat
Total Cost - $299.00

BERMAN, HOWARD L - Democratic Party
July 17, 2003 - July 18, 2003 (2 days)
New York, NY
Purpose - Tour Sony Studios and participate in meetings with Sony officials
Total Cost - $823.08

CUMMINGS, ELIJAH E - Independent Party
April 15, 2003 - April 15, 2003 (1 days)
New York, NY
Purpose - Visit Sony music studios, Press Play joint venture and meet with music industry representatives regarding privacy and intellectual property concerns.
Total Cost - $680.00

HONDA, MIKE - Democratic Party
October 23, 2003 - October 26, 2003 (4 days)
San Juan, Puerto Rico
Purpose - Tri-caucus retreat in San Juan, Puerto Rico
Total Cost - $1,709.22

JONES, STEPHANIE TUBBS - Democratic Party
October 23, 2003 - October 26, 2003 (4 days)
San Juan, Puerto Rico
Co-sponsor(s): Congressional Black Caucus Foundation
Purpose - Tri-Caucus Congressional Conference
Total Cost - $1,566.51

NAPOLITANO, GRACE - Democratic Party
October 24, 2003 - October 26, 2003 (3 days)
San Juan, Puerto Rico
Purpose - Fact-finding operated by Sony Music
Total Cost - $1,000.21

ORTIZ, SOLOMON P - Democratic Party
October 23, 2003 - October 26, 2003 (4 days)
San Juan, Puerto Rico
Co-sponsor(s): Altria, CNN - Late Edition, Pfizer, Inc., Coca Cola Enterprises Inc, Fannie Mae, AstraZeneca, Aventis, Eli Lilly Corporation, GlaxoSmithKline, Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America, Puerto Rico Telephone
Purpose - "Tri-Caucus Retreat" to improve relationships between member of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus; the Cong. Black Caucus and the Cong/ Asian Pacific American Caucus
Total Cost - $5,736.66

SANCHEZ, LINDA - Democratic Party
October 4, 2003 - October 6, 2003 (3 days)
Mexico City, Mexico - San Juan, Puerto Rico
Purpose - congressional tri-caucus retreat
Total Cost - $1,583.96

SCARBOROUGH, CHARLES JOSEPH - Republican Party
March 15, 2001 - March 18, 2001 (4 days)
New York, NY
Co-sponsor(s): Recording Industry Association of America
Purpose - study intellectual property issues, online music technology, etc.
Total Cost - $1,118.26

GRAHAM, LINDSEY OLIN - Republican Party
January 10, 2005 - January 16, 2005 (7 days)
Honolulu, HI
Purpose - Keynote, Sony Open Forum 2005 "Era of Convergence: Re-examining its Threats and Opportunities"
Total Cost - $3,793.00

WATT, MELVIN L - Democratic Party
January 28, 2005 - January 30, 2005 (3 days)
New York, NY
Purpose - To participate in briefings, demonstrations and discussions related to the music industry
Total Cost - $695.01

GUTIERREZ, LUIS V - Democratic Party
October 23, 2003 - October 26, 2003 (4 days)
Puerto Rico
Co-sponsor(s): Congressional Black Caucus Foundation
Purpose - Congressional Tri Caucus retreat
Total Cost - $2,277.58

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.