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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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Total Cost: $1,271,357.85



Senators:

CORNYN, JOHN
Total Cost: $73,859.22
Rank: 64 (out of 638)

HUTCHISON, KAY BAILEY
Total Cost: $19,444.54
Rank: 307 (out of 638)

BENTSEN, KENNETH EDWARD JR
Total Cost: $17,670.44
Rank: 330 (out of 638)

GRAMM, PHIL
Total Cost: $8,760.94
Rank: 446 (out of 638)

Total spent on senators:
$119,735.14

Representatives:

GREEN, RAYMOND E. 'GENE'
Total Cost: $175,942.14
Rank: 2 (out of 638)

DOGGETT, LLOYD A MR.
Total Cost: $119,229.93
Rank: 25 (out of 638)

DELAY, THOMAS DALE
Total Cost: $108,566.48
Rank: 30 (out of 638)

ORTIZ, SOLOMON P
Total Cost: $108,230.45
Rank: 31 (out of 638)

SESSIONS, PETE
Total Cost: $69,781.46
Rank: 75 (out of 638)

JOHNSON, EDDIE BERNICE
Total Cost: $58,578.07
Rank: 98 (out of 638)

LEE, SHEILA JACKSON
Total Cost: $57,368.96
Rank: 104 (out of 638)

STENHOLM, CHARLIE W
Total Cost: $56,150.96
Rank: 111 (out of 638)

BARTON, JOE L
Total Cost: $55,567.14
Rank: 112 (out of 638)

CARTER, JOHN
Total Cost: $50,387.01
Rank: 124 (out of 638)

GRANGER, KAY N
Total Cost: $31,536.75
Rank: 206 (out of 638)

FROST, MARTIN
Total Cost: $28,832.88
Rank: 225 (out of 638)

BONILLA, HENRY
Total Cost: $27,908.16
Rank: 233 (out of 638)

NEUGEBAUER, RANDY
Total Cost: $23,124.06
Rank: 272 (out of 638)

JOHNSON, SAMUEL ROBERT
Total Cost: $22,663.25
Rank: 275 (out of 638)

GONZALEZ, CHARLES A
Total Cost: $17,737.18
Rank: 327 (out of 638)

SANDLIN, MAX
Total Cost: $16,533.51
Rank: 343 (out of 638)

REYES, SILVESTRE
Total Cost: $15,911.33
Rank: 349 (out of 638)

TURNER, JAMES (JIM)WILLIAM
Total Cost: $15,862.50
Rank: 352 (out of 638)

COMBEST, LARRY
Total Cost: $14,324.58
Rank: 376 (out of 638)

CULBERSON, JOHN
Total Cost: $11,236.48
Rank: 413 (out of 638)

BELL, R CHRISTOPHER
Total Cost: $10,972.35
Rank: 418 (out of 638)

GREEN, ALEXANDER
Total Cost: $9,176.23
Rank: 443 (out of 638)

MARCHANT, KENNY EWELL
Total Cost: $8,588.52
Rank: 449 (out of 638)

BURGESS, MICHAEL C DR
Total Cost: $8,420.75
Rank: 450 (out of 638)

THORNBERRY, MAC
Total Cost: $5,696.76
Rank: 487 (out of 638)

LAMPSON, NICOLAS
Total Cost: $4,819.00
Rank: 504 (out of 638)

HENSARLING, JEB MR.
Total Cost: $4,131.96
Rank: 517 (out of 638)

HINOJOSA, RUBEN E
Total Cost: $3,236.78
Rank: 529 (out of 638)

POE, TED
Total Cost: $3,210.00
Rank: 530 (out of 638)

ARMEY, RICHARD
Total Cost: $2,169.13
Rank: 558 (out of 638)

EDWARDS, CHET
Total Cost: $1,826.00
Rank: 570 (out of 638)

CONAWAY, K MICHAEL
Total Cost: $1,400.57
Rank: 585 (out of 638)

GOHMERT, LOUIS B. MR. JR.
Total Cost: $1,340.55
Rank: 586 (out of 638)

SMITH, LAMAR
Total Cost: $404.00
Rank: 623 (out of 638)

MCCAUL, MICHAEL
Total Cost: $404.00
Rank: 624 (out of 638)

BRADY, KEVIN
Total Cost: $352.83
Rank: 625 (out of 638)

PAUL, RONALD E.
Total Cost:
Rank: 632 (out of 638)

Total spent on representatives:
$1,151,622.71

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.