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(Photos: Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library)

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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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(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

E. Clay Shaw


Total cost of 37 office trips: $64,509.60


Trips by E. Clay Shaw
Total cost of congressperson's 14 trips: $26,084.14

Destination: LAS VEGAS, NV AND CAREFREE, AZ
Sponsor: CONSUMER ELECTRONICS ASSOC. & LARGE PUBLIC POWER COUNCIL
Purpose: FACT FINDING MISSION RE: TAX
Date: Jan 6, 2000 (3 days)
Expense: $0.00
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Destination: TZANEEN, SO. AFRICA-JOHANNESBURG-NAMIBIA
Sponsor: WILD Foundation
Purpose: FACT FINDING MISSION TO INCLUDE ENVIRONMENT, NATURAL RESOURCE PRIORITIES AND FOREIGN POLICY
Date: Jul 1, 2000 (9 days)
Expense: $0.00
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Destination: ROME, ITALY
Sponsor: Ripon Society and Ripon Educational Fund
Purpose: FACT FINDING AND TO SPEAK ON TRADE IMPLICATIONS OF SOCIAL POLICY PENSION REFORM
Date: Nov 24, 2000 (7 days)
Expense: $5,895.60
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Destination: ZURICH, SWITZERLAND
Sponsor: Center for Strategic and International Studies
Purpose: HEAD AMERICAN DELEGATION TO THE COMMISSION ON GLOBAL AGING'S 2ND PLENARY MEETING
Date: Jan 22, 2001 (4 days)
Expense: $0.00
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Destination: GREENBRIER, WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, WV
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: BIPARTISAN CONGRESSIONAL RETREAT
Date: Mar 9, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $1,454.00
source

Destination: EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND
Sponsor: Ripon Society and Ripon Educational Fund
Purpose: MEETING OF BUSINESS & GOVERNMENT LEADERS TO DISCUSS PUBLIC POLICY ISSUES THAT AFFECT RELATIONS BETWEEN U.S. AND SCOTLAND
Date: Aug 10, 2001 (7 days)
Expense: $5,105.00
source

Destination: BOCA RATON, FL
Sponsor: CHICAGO MERCANTILE EXCHANGE/CHICAGO BOARD OF TRADE
Purpose: PARTICIPATE IN FUTURES INDUSTRY ASSOC.'S CONFERENCE - "WASHINGTON OUTLOOK"
Date: Mar 16, 2002
Expense: $510.82
source

Destination: MALAGA, SPAIN
Sponsor: Transatlantic Policy Network
Purpose: DISCUSS TRANSATLANTIC RELATIONS AND PROMOTE TRANSATLANTIC PARTNER THROUGH MEMBER (OF CONGRESS) TO MEMBER (OF EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT) DIALOGUE
Date: Apr 11, 2003 (4 days)
Expense: $0.00
source

Destination: NEW YORK CITY
Sponsor: Republican Main Street Partnership
Purpose: CONFERENCE TO SHARE IDEAS
Date: Jun 21, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $1,709.00
source

Destination: WASHINGTON, DC TO SHANNON, IRELAND TO LONDON, ENGLAND
Sponsor: Century Business Services Inc
Purpose: INTERNATIONAL TRADE SYMPOSIUM
Date: Aug 3, 2003 (7 days)
Expense: $5,464.84
source

Destination: LONDON, ENGLAND TO FT. LAUDERDALE, FL
Sponsor: Ripon Society and Ripon Educational Fund
Purpose: TO MEET WITH GOVERNMENT AND BUSINESS LEADERS TO DISCUSS PUBLIC POLICY ISSUES THAT AFFECT RELATIONS BETWEEN THE U.S. AND GREAT BRITIAN
Date: Aug 10, 2003 (5 days)
Expense: $5,944.88
source

Destination: NAPLES, FL
Sponsor: Clark Consulting
Purpose: GUEST SPEAKER AT 2003 CLIENT RETREAT - RE: WAYS & MEANS COMMITTEE BUSINESS
Date: Oct 24, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $0.00
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Destination: CONGRESSIONAL SPORTSMEN'S FOUNDATION CAUCUS LEADERSHIP MEETING
Sponsor: Congressional Sportsmens Foundation
Purpose: TO BRING LEADERS FROM OUTDOOR INDUSTRY & CONSERVATION ORGANIZATIONS TOGETHER TO DISCUSS ISSUES FACING AMERICA'S SPORTING TRADITIONS.
Date: Mar 20, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $0.00
source

Destination: TANZANIA
Sponsor: AFRICAN WILDLIFE FOUNDATION
Purpose: STUDY OF CONSERVATION IN TAU
Date: Jun 26, 2004 (10 days)
Expense: $0.00
source


Congressional staff traveling under the office of E. Clay Shaw

Bob Castro
Chad Davis
Eric Eikenberg
Tanner Gilreath
Michael Harrington
Christine Pollack
Michael Sewell



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.