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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

Jo Bonner


Total cost of 13 office trips: $38,404.64


Trips by Jo Bonner
Total cost of congressperson's 9 trips: $25,993.10

Destination: MOBILE, ALABAMA - TEGUCIGALPO, HONDURAS (AND BACK)
Sponsor: D.R.G., INC. - MOBILE, ALABAMA; S.J. & L., INC. - MOBILE, ALABAMA
Purpose: REVIEW RECONSTRUCTION OF HONDURAS IN AFTERMATH OF HURRICANE MITCH; RECEIVE FIRST-HAND ACCOUNTING OF USAID EMERGENCY FUNDING.
Date: Aug 23, 2000 (1 day)
Expense: $2,038.87
source

Destination: SINGAPORE
Sponsor: Singapore Technologies
Purpose: EDUCATION ON ST & SUBSIDIARIES POTENTIAL WORK IN U.S./ALABAMA
Date: Jan 6, 2001 (7 days)
Expense: $6,207.24
source

Destination: BIRMINGHAM-MOBILE, ALABAMA
Sponsor: Southern Co
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL FACT-FINDING TRIP TO POWER SYSTEMS DEVELOPMENT IN WILSONVILLE, ALABAMA
Date: Jun 8, 2001
Expense: $304.00
source

Destination: LAS VEGAS
Sponsor: NUCLEAR ENERGY INSTITUTE AND SOUTHERN COMPANY
Purpose: FACT-FINDING TRIP TO YUCCA MOUNTAIN IN NEVADA
Date: Aug 14, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $866.81
source

Destination: SANDESTIN, FLORIDA
Sponsor: Business Council of Alabama
Purpose: SPEECH AND PANEL DISCUSSION
Date: Aug 17, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $185.00
source

Destination: MONTGOMERY, AL
Sponsor: Hyundai Motor America
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN THE HYUNDAI MOTOR MANUFACTURING ALABAMA GRAND OPENING CEREMONY, TO PARTICIPATE IN A FACT FINDING TOUR OF THE PLANT OPERATIONS, TO LEARN ABOUT THE ECONOMIC IMPACT OF HYUNDAI'S FIRST U.S. MANUFACTURING PLANT, AND TO MEET WITH HYUNDAI EXECU
Date: May 20, 2005
Expense: $824.73
source

Destination: PARIS
Sponsor: Mobile Airport Authority
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN A DINNER MEETING AND PRESENTATION TO THE EUROPEAN AERONAUTIC DEFENCE AND SPACE COMPANY (EADS) REGARDING A PROPOSED AIRCRAFT ENGINEERING AND ASSEMBLY CENTER IN THE FIRST DISTRICT OF ALABAMA. TO MEET WITH EADS EXECUTIVES AND LOCAL, STATE A
Date: Jun 10, 2005 (3 days)
Expense: $1,942.55
source

Destination: MOBILE, AL
Sponsor: European Aeronautic Defence and Space Company EADS NV
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN A PRESS CONFERENCE ANNOUNCING MOBILE, AL AS THE SELECTED SITE FOR A EADS AIRCRAFT ENGINEERING AND FACILITY CENTER. TO MEET WITH EADS EXECUTIVES AND LOCAL, STATE AND FEDERAL OFFICIALS REPRESENTING THE FIRST DISTRICT AND THE STATE OF ALABA
Date: Jun 22, 2005
Expense: $3,122.88
source

Destination: MOBILE, AL - TEL AVIV, ISRAEL
Sponsor: American Israel Education Foundation
Purpose: TO EXPLORE FOREIGN POLICY AND NATIONAL SECURITY ISSUES AFFECTING ISRAEL AND THE U.S. AND THE COUNTRIES' RESPONSE TO THOSE ISSUES. TO PARTICIPATE IN DISCUSSIONS WITH ISRAELI GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS, MILITARY OFFICERS, US OFFICIALS, PALESTINIANS AND LEADING AC
Date: Aug 21, 2005 (5 days)
Expense: $10,501.02
source


Congressional staff traveling under the office of Jo Bonner

J Watson Donald
Jonathan Hand
Alan Spencer
Kelle Strickland



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.