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(Photos: Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library)

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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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Office of

Bill Nelson


Total cost of 55 office trips: $60,120.74


Trips by Bill Nelson
Total cost of congressperson's 20 trips: $23,277.92

Destination: KEY LARGO, FL
Sponsor: Democratic Leadership Council
Purpose: DISCUSS POLICY ISSUES BEFORE THE SENATE
Date: May 10, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $2,698.28
source

Destination: CHARLESTON, SOUTH CAROLINA
Sponsor: Renaissance Weekend
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN THE RENAISSANCE WEEKEND SPRING CONFERENCE WHICH SEEKS TO BUILD BRIDGES ACROSS TRADITIONAL DIVIDES OF PROFESSIONS AND POLITICS, GEOGRAPHY AND GENERATIONS, RELIGIONS AND PHILOSOPHIES
Date: Dec 28, 2001 (4 days)
Expense: $1,600.00
source

Destination: CHARLESTON, SOUTH CAROLINA
Sponsor: Renaissance Weekend
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN THE RENAISSANCE WEEKEND SPRING CONFERENCE WHICH SEEKS TO BUILD BRIDGES ACROSS TRADITIONAL DIVIDES OF PROFESSIONS AND POLITICS, GEOGRAPHY AND GENERATIONS, RELIGIONS AND PHILOSOPHIES
Date: Dec 28, 2002 (4 days)
Expense: $1,600.00
source

Destination: BOCA RATON, FLORIDA
Sponsor: Futures Industry Association
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN THE WASHINGTON OUTLOOK PANEL
Date: Mar 14, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $516.60
source

Destination: AMELIA ISLAND, FLORIDA
Sponsor: Renaissance Weekend
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN THE RENAISSANCE WEEKEND SPRING CONFERENCE WHICH SEEKS TO BUILD BRIDGES ACROSS TRADITIONAL DIVIDES OF PROFESSIONS AND POLITICS, GEOGRAPHY AND GENERATIONS, RELIGIONS AND PHILOSOPHIES
Date: Mar 21, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $674.88
source

Destination: POINT LOOKOUT, MO
Sponsor: College of the Ozarks
Purpose:
Date: May 10, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $1,215.00
source

Destination: CHICAGO, IL
Sponsor: Democratic Leadership Council
Purpose: DISCUSS POLICY ISSUES BEFORE THE SENATE
Date: Jun 8, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $559.67
source

Destination: MANALAPAN, FLORIDA
Sponsor: Florida Bar Association
Purpose: SPEAK TO THE BUSINESS LAW SECTION OF THE FL BAR'S ANNUAL RETREAT
Date: Aug 21, 2003
Expense: $291.15
source

Destination: MACKINAC ISLAND, MICHIGAN
Sponsor: Democratic Leadership Council
Purpose:
Date: Sep 12, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $1,252.01
source

Destination: SAN JUAN, PUERTO RICO
Sponsor: Cuban American National Foundation
Purpose: KEYNOTE SPEAKER AT CUBAN-AMERICAN NATIONAL FOUNDATION BANQUET
Date: Oct 17, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $1,179.54
source

Destination: CHARLESTON, SOUTH CAROLINA
Sponsor: Renaissance Weekend
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN THE RENAISSANCE WEEKEND SPRING CONFERENCE WHICH SEEKS TO BUILD BRIDGES ACROSS TRADITIONAL DIVIDES OF PROFESSIONS AND POLITICS, GEOGRAPHY AND GENERATIONS, RELIGIONS AND PHILOSOPHIES
Date: Dec 28, 2003 (4 days)
Expense: $1,600.00
source

Destination: AMELIA ISLAND, FL
Sponsor: Democratic Leadership Council
Purpose:
Date: Mar 25, 2004 (3 days)
Expense: $2,873.68
source

Destination: WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, WEST VIRGINIA
Sponsor: CSX Corporation
Purpose: CONGRESSIONAL PANEL PARTICIPANT
Date: May 28, 2004 (3 days)
Expense: $3,072.47
source

Destination: HOLLYWOOD, FLORIDA
Sponsor: Florida Democratic Party
Purpose: ANNUAL JEFFERSON JACKSON DINNER
Date: Jun 12, 2004
Expense: $138.75
source

Destination: HOLLYWOOD, FLORIDA
Sponsor: Florida League of Cities
Purpose: SPEAK AT THE FLORIDA LEAGUE OF CITIES ANNUAL CONFERENCE
Date: Aug 21, 2004
Expense: $140.00
source

Destination: JACKSONVILLE, FL
Sponsor: Embraer Aircraft Holding Inc
Purpose: SPEAK AT GROUNDBREAKING CEREMONY FOR EMBRAER'S AIRCRAFT ASSEMBLY HANGAR AT CECIL COMMERCE CENTER
Date: Aug 23, 2004
Expense: $900.00
source

Destination: CHARLESTON, S. CAROLINA
Sponsor: Renaissance Weekend
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN THE RENAISSANCE WEEKEND CONFERENCE WHICH SEEKS TO BUILD BRIDGES ACROSS TRADITIONAL DIVIDES OF PROFESSIONS AND POLITICS, GEOGRAPHY AND GENERATIONS, RELIGIONS AND PHILOSOPHIES
Date: Dec 28, 2004 (4 days)
Expense: $1,680.00
source

Destination: NAPLES, FLORIDA
Sponsor: Everglades Coalition
Purpose: DELIVER KEYNOTE ADDRESS TO THE EVERGLADES COALITION CONFERENCE REGARDING EVERGLADES RESTORATION
Date: Jan 15, 2005 (1 day)
Expense: $399.94
source

Destination: POLK, HILLSBOROUGH & HARDEE COUNTIES
Sponsor: Florida Public Transportation Association
Purpose: AERIAL TOUR AND BRIEFING OF AGRICULTURE, PHOSPHATE AND ENVIRONMENTAL RESTORATION, GROWTH PATTERNS AND TRANSPORTATION IN POLK, HILLSBOROUGH AND HARDEE COUNTIES
Date: Apr 22, 2005
Expense: $725.00
source

Destination: SANDESTIN, FLORIDA
Sponsor: NORTHWEST FLORIDA LEAGUE OF CITIES
Purpose: KEYNOTE SPEAKER AT NORTHWEST FL LEAGUE OF CITIES ANNUAL DINNER
Date: May 20, 2005 (1 day)
Expense: $160.95
source


Congressional staff traveling under the office of Bill Nelson

Jaime Allentuck
Shahra Anderson
Rashahra Andreson
Celeste Brown
Peter Contostavlos
Jon Cooper
Leanna Gutierrez
Erin Hatch
Reg Leichty
Kim Luckey
Daniel Mclaughlin
Sheila Nix
Dan Shapiro
Michael Sozan
Caroline Tess
Bridget Walsh



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.