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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

Jim Leach


Total cost of 30 office trips: $54,494.19


Trips by Jim Leach
Total cost of congressperson's 15 trips: $31,581.52

Destination: CEDAR RAPIDS, IA TO NEW YORK CITY
Sponsor: Securities Industry Association
Purpose: KEYNOTE ADDRESS AT "NEW WORLD OF FINANCIAL SERVICES" CONFERENCE
Date: Jan 10, 2000 (1 day)
Expense: $425.00
source

Destination: DAVOS, SWITZERLAND
Sponsor: World Economic Forum
Purpose: ATTEND CONFERENCE AND GIVE PRESENTATIONS ON AMERICAN LEGISLATIVE PERSPECTIVES
Date: Jan 27, 2000 (4 days)
Expense: $6,894.50
source

Destination: NEW YORK CITY, NY
Sponsor: American Council of Life Insurance
Purpose: KEYNOTE ADDRESS
Date: Feb 29, 2000 (1 day)
Expense: $525.00
source

Destination: NEW YORK CITY, NY
Sponsor: Fordham University
Purpose: KEYNOTE ADDRESS TO A SYMPOSIUM ON THE FUTURE OF FINANCIAL SERVICES
Date: Apr 2, 2000 (1 day)
Expense: $525.00
source

Destination: SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA
Sponsor: Conference of State Bank Supervisors
Purpose: KEYNOTE SPEAKER AT THE CONFERENCE OF STATE BANK SUPERVISORS ANNUAL MEETING
Date: May 11, 2000 (1 day)
Expense: $1,300.00
source

Destination: DENVER, CO
Sponsor: IOWA BANKERS ASSOCIATION
Purpose: KEYNOTE SPEAKER AT THE IOWA BANKERS ASSOCIATION CENTRAL STATES CONFERENCE
Date: Jun 23, 2000 (1 day)
Expense: $1,100.00
source

Destination: CHICAGO, IL
Sponsor: Chicago Board of Trade
Purpose: TOUR AND MEETING
Date: Jul 16, 2000 (1 day)
Expense: $700.00
source

Destination: SPENCER, IA
Sponsor: IOWA INDEPENDENT BANKERS ASSOCIATION
Purpose: SPEECH TO THE IOWA INDEPENDENT BANKERS ASSOCIATION ANNUAL MEETING
Date: Jul 22, 2000
Expense: $750.00
source

Destination: WASHINGTON, D.C. TO NEW YORK CITY, NY
Sponsor: Deloitte & Touche
Purpose: KEYNOTE ADDRESS TO AN INDUSTRY CONFERENCE
Date: Sep 11, 2000
Expense: $150.00
source

Destination: DAVOS, SWITZERLAND
Sponsor: World Economic Forum
Purpose: SPEAKER AND PANEL PARTICIPANT
Date: Jan 25, 2001 (4 days)
Expense: $8,292.00
source

Destination: NEW YORK CITY, NY
Sponsor: World Economic Forum
Purpose: SPEAKER AND PANEL PARTICIPANT
Date: Jan 31, 2002 (2 days)
Expense: $1,536.00
source

Destination: WASHINGTON, D.C. TO DAVOS, SWITZERLAND
Sponsor: World Economic Forum
Purpose: ATTEND CONFERENCE, PARTICIPATE IN PANELS
Date: Jan 22, 2004 (3 days)
Expense: $1,878.00
source

Destination: ALBUQUERQUE, NM
Sponsor: National Trust for Historic Preservation
Purpose: CONGRESSMAN LEACH WAS THE RECIPIENT OF THE NATIONAL MAIN STREET LEADERSHIP AWARD
Date: May 9, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $1,711.04
source

Destination: CEDAR RAPIDS, IA TO CHICAGO, IL TO WASHINGTON, D.C.
Sponsor: Chicago Council on Foreign Relations
Purpose: KEYNOTE SPEAKER AT A CONFERENCE ON "CHICAGO AS A GLOBAL FINANCIAL CENTER"
Date: Jun 6, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $245.40
source

Destination: WASHINGTON, DC TO DAVOS, SWITZERLAND TO CEDAR RAPIDS, IA
Sponsor: World Economic Forum
Purpose: ATTEND CONFERENCE, PARTICIPATE IN PANELS, MEET WITH WORLD LEADERS
Date: Jan 25, 2005 (5 days)
Expense: $5,549.58
source


Congressional staff traveling under the office of Jim Leach

Mary Andrus
Michael Borden
Amy Butler
Julie Duhme
James Mccormick
Gary Parker
David Renkel
Gregory Wierzynski
Naomi Zeff



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.