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(Photos: Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library)

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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

Pat Roberts


Total cost of 61 office trips: $130,473.60


Trips by Pat Roberts
Total cost of congressperson's 16 trips: $64,201.15

Destination: LAS VEGAS, NV
Sponsor: NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF WHEAT GROWERS
Purpose: SPEAKER AT WHEAT INDUSTRY CONFERENCE
Date: Feb 11, 2000
Expense: $273.90
source

Destination: INDIAN WELLS, CA
Sponsor: American Association of Crop Insurers
Purpose: SPEAKER AT ANNUAL MEETING
Date: Feb 12, 2000 (2 days)
Expense: $1,222.35
source

Destination: GRAND CAYMAN ISLAND
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: PARTICIPANT IN CONFERENCE ON US POLICY TOWARD CUBA
Date: Apr 17, 2000 (5 days)
Expense: $7,188.60
source

Destination: THE GREENBRIER, WEST VIRGINIA
Sponsor: Fertilizer Institute
Purpose: SPEAKER AT BOARD OF DIRECTORS MTG
Date: Aug 10, 2000 (1 day)
Expense: $617.17
source

Destination: ROME, ITALY
Sponsor: Ripon Society and Ripon Educational Fund
Purpose: PARTICIPANT IN 2000 TRANSATLANTIC CONFERENCE
Date: Nov 23, 2000 (8 days)
Expense: $12,970.00
source

Destination: VENICE, ITALY
Sponsor: Congressional Economic Leadership Institute
Purpose: PARTICIPANT IN FALL MEETING
Date: Dec 1, 2000 (3 days)
Expense: $1,230.00
source

Destination: ORLANDO, FL
Sponsor: International Dairy Foods Association
Purpose: KEYNOTE SPEAKER AT MEETING
Date: Feb 10, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $2,101.20
source

Destination: SAN ANTONIO, TX
Sponsor: American Soybean Association
Purpose: KEYNOTE SPEAKER AT COMMODITY CLASSIC MEETING
Date: Feb 25, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $808.98
source

Destination: CHICAGO, IL
Sponsor: American Society of Baking
Purpose: SPEAKER AT ANNUAL MEETING
Date: Mar 11, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $132.14
source

Destination: LONDON, ENGLAND
Sponsor: Ripon Society and Ripon Educational Fund
Purpose: CO-CHAIR OF CONFERENCE AND SPEAKER
Date: Aug 10, 2003 (5 days)
Expense: $19,312.36
source

Destination: NASHVILLE, TN
Sponsor: Rural Community Insurance Services
Purpose: CONFERENCE SPEAKER
Date: Oct 4, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $324.00
source

Destination: MIAMI, FL
Sponsor: International Dairy Foods Association
Purpose: SPEAKER AT INTERNAT'L SWEETNER COLLOQUIUM
Date: Feb 13, 2004 (3 days)
Expense: $1,614.90
source

Destination: BOCA RATON, FL
Sponsor: CHICAGO BOARD OF TRADE AND CHICAGO MERCANTILE EXCHANGE
Purpose: SPEAKER AND PARTICIPANT IN THE FUTURES INDUSTRY ASSOCIATION ANNUAL CONFERENCE
Date: Mar 18, 2004 (3 days)
Expense: $5,638.56
source

Destination: PEBBLE BEACH, CA
Sponsor: Lincoln Club of Northern California
Purpose: SPEAKER AT ANNUAL MEETING (SPRING SEMINAR)
Date: Mar 26, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $1,247.94
source

Destination: ORLANDO, FL
Sponsor: International Dairy Foods Association
Purpose: SPEAKER AT CONFERENCE
Date: Jan 8, 2005 (3 days)
Expense: $3,990.00
source

Destination: BOCA RATON, FL
Sponsor: CHICAGO BOARD OF TRADE AND CHICAGO MERCANTILE EXCHANGE
Purpose: SPEAKER ON PANEL MEETING
Date: Mar 18, 2005 (3 days)
Expense: $5,529.05
source


Congressional staff traveling under the office of Pat Roberts

Victor Baleo
James Beauchamp
Jennifer Cook
Jackie Cottrell
Ashleigh Dela Torre
Darren Dick
Todd Halstead
Matthew Howe
John Livingston
Michael Seyfert
Harold Stones
Jennifer Swenson
Chad Tenpenny
Caroline Walling
Keith Yehle



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.