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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

Debbie Stabenow


Total cost of 29 office trips: $48,132.83


Trips by Debbie Stabenow
Total cost of congressperson's 16 trips: $33,946.05

Destination: THOMAS EDISON INN, PORT HURON, MI
Sponsor: Business and Professional Women
Purpose: BANQUET SPEAKER
Date: Mar 18, 2000
Expense: $98.64
source

Destination: GRAND HOTEL, MACKINAC ISLAND, MI
Sponsor: Detroit Regional Chamber of Commerce
Purpose: CONGRESSIONAL PANEL SPEAKER
Date: Jun 1, 2000 (1 day)
Expense: $917.90
source

Destination: GAYLORD, MI
Sponsor: North Central Council of the Michigan Health and Hospital Association
Purpose: KEYNOTE ANNUAL CONVENTION
Date: May 4, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $82.00
source

Destination: MACKINAC ISLAND, MICHIGAN
Sponsor: Detroit Regional Chamber of Commerce
Purpose: TO ATTEND THE DETROIT REGIONAL CHAMBER LEADERSHIP POLICY CONFERENCE
Date: May 31, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $1,630.00
source

Destination: ALPENA, MI / TRAVERSE CITY, MI / LANSING, MI
Sponsor: MICHIGAN ORTHOPAEDIC SOCIETY
Purpose: TO KEYNOTE MICHIGAN ORTHOPAEDIC SOCIETY CONFERENCE
Date: Jun 16, 2001
Expense: $855.63
source

Destination: NEW YORK, NY
Sponsor: New Democrat Network
Purpose: ATTEND A 2002 NEW DEMOCRAT NETWORK EAST COAST RETREAT
Date: Apr 12, 2002 (1 day)
Expense: $400.00
source

Destination: MACKINAC ISLAND, MICHIGAN
Sponsor: Detroit Regional Chamber of Commerce
Purpose: TO ATTEND THE DETROIT REGIONAL CHAMBER LEADERSHIP CONFERENCE
Date: May 30, 2002 (3 days)
Expense: $1,980.00
source

Destination: MACKINAC ISLAND, MICHIGAN
Sponsor: Detroit Regional Chamber of Commerce
Purpose: TO ATTEND THE DETROIT REGIONAL CHAMBER LEADERSHIP CONFERENCE
Date: May 29, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $1,980.00
source

Destination: MOSCOW, RUSSIA
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN A CONFERENCE ON U.S. - RUSSIA RELATIONS
Date: Aug 10, 2003 (6 days)
Expense: $8,451.00
source

Destination: MACKINAC ISLAND, MICHIGAN
Sponsor: Democratic Leadership Council
Purpose: TO ATTEND A GENERAL POLICY SESSION
Date: Sep 13, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $1,253.26
source

Destination: BARCELONA, SPAIN
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN A CONFERENCE ON POLITICAL ISLAM
Date: May 23, 2004 (5 days)
Expense: $7,511.18
source

Destination: MACKINAC ISLAND, MICHIGAN
Sponsor: Detroit Regional Chamber of Commerce
Purpose: TO ATTEND DETROIT REGIONAL CHAMBER LEADERSHIP POLICY CONFERENCE
Date: Jun 4, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $1,750.00
source

Destination: VAIL, COLORADO
Sponsor: American Sugar Alliance
Purpose: SPEAKING ENGAGEMENT
Date: Aug 8, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $4,041.00
source

Destination: MOUNT PLEASANT, MI
Sponsor: MICHIGAN INFRASTRUCTURE AND TRANSPORTATION ASSOCIATION
Purpose: SPEAKING ENGAGEMENT
Date: Jan 13, 2005 (1 day)
Expense: $170.00
source

Destination: LA QUINTA, CA
Sponsor: Association of Trial Lawyers of America and affiliates
Purpose: SPEAKING
Date: Jan 28, 2005 (1 day)
Expense: $595.44
source

Destination: MACKINAC ISLAND, MI
Sponsor: Detroit Regional Chamber of Commerce
Purpose: TO ATTEND DETROIT REGIONAL CHAMBER LEADERSHIP POLICY CONFERENCE
Date: Jun 2, 2005 (1 day)
Expense: $2,230.00
source


Congressional staff traveling under the office of Debbie Stabenow

Patricia Bouch
Susan Glynn
Anthony Heyward
Joanne Huls
Noushin Jahanian
Kristen Knepper
David Lemmon
Alexander Lurie
Ian Whitney
Mat Young



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.