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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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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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Office of

Neil Abercrombie


Total cost of 25 office trips: $36,015.13


Trips by Neil Abercrombie
Total cost of congressperson's 21 trips: $32,099.85

Destination: KAHULUI, MAUI, HAWAII
Sponsor: Gary O Galiher Esq
Purpose: SPEECH
Date: Jan 29, 2000
Expense: $122.00
source

Destination: MONTEREY, CA
Sponsor: National Association of Letter Carriers
Purpose: SPEECH
Date: May 26, 2000 (1 day)
Expense: $119.00
source

Destination: LAS VEGAS, NV
Sponsor: Glass Molders Pottery Plastics and Allied Workers International Union
Purpose: SPEECH
Date: Aug 6, 2000 (1 day)
Expense: $1,218.92
source

Destination: SEATTLE
Sponsor: AFL-CIO (American Federation of Labor - Council of Industrial Organizations)
Purpose: SPEECH
Date: Aug 20, 2000 (1 day)
Expense: $491.74
source

Destination: SAN FRANCISCO
Sponsor: Machinists and Aerospace Workers Union (IAM)
Purpose: SPEECH
Date: Sep 10, 2000
Expense: $1,145.71
source

Destination: LAS VEGAS
Sponsor: Graphics Communications International Union
Purpose: SPEECH
Date: Sep 10, 2000 (1 day)
Expense: $671.29
source

Destination: LOS ANGELES, CA
Sponsor: AFL-CIO (American Federation of Labor - Council of Industrial Organizations)
Purpose: SPEECH
Date: Feb 8, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $2,724.15
source

Destination: WASHINGTON, DC-WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, WVA
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: BIPARTISAN CONGRESSIONAL RETREAT
Date: Mar 9, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $1,202.00
source

Destination: BOSTON, MA
Sponsor: ROONEY GROUP INTERNATIONAL
Purpose: SPEECH
Date: Jun 3, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $1,781.99
source

Destination: MIAMI
Sponsor: Office & Professional Employees International Union
Purpose: SPEECH
Date: Jun 24, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $2,226.00
source

Destination: WINNIPEG
Sponsor: United Transportation Union
Purpose: SPEECH
Date: Jul 22, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $1,444.68
source

Destination: SAN FRANCISCO
Sponsor: Machinists and Aerospace Workers Union (IAM)
Purpose: SPEECH
Date: Jul 27, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $3,941.00
source

Destination: DC-MYRTLE BEACH
Sponsor: PROFESSIONAL AIRWAYS SYSTEM SPECIALISTS
Purpose: SPEECH
Date: Aug 6, 2001
Expense: $372.31
source

Destination: MYRTLE BEACH/MIAMI/DC
Sponsor: United Association of Plumbers and Pipefitters (UA)
Purpose: SPEECH
Date: Aug 7, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $559.85
source

Destination: MOLINE
Sponsor: QUAD CITY FEDERATION OF LABOR
Purpose: SPEECH
Date: Dec 14, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $383.00
source

Destination: ORANGE CO. CA
Sponsor: National Association of Letter Carriers
Purpose: SPEECH
Date: May 17, 2002 (1 day)
Expense: $459.50
source

Destination: TUCSON, AZ
Sponsor: Communications Workers of America
Purpose: SPEECH
Date: Jun 7, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $1,144.47
source

Destination: LAS VEGAS, NV
Sponsor: AFL-CIO (American Federation of Labor - Council of Industrial Organizations)
Purpose: SPEECH
Date: Jun 19, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $688.07
source

Destination: HONOLULU-DENVER
Sponsor: American Sugar Alliance
Purpose: SPEECH
Date: Aug 7, 2004 (5 days)
Expense: $5,415.96
source

Destination: LAS VEGAS, NV
Sponsor: Plasterers' and Cement Masons' Union
Purpose: SPEECH
Date: Aug 16, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $3,923.61
source

Destination: FARGO, ND
Sponsor: American Crystal Sugar Co
Purpose: SPEECH
Date: Nov 30, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $2,064.60
source


Congressional staff traveling under the office of Neil Abercrombie

Amy Asselbaye
Cathy Mangino
Michael Velasquez
Thomas Wanley



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.