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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

Jo Ann Emerson


Total cost of 36 office trips: $95,207.51


Trips by Jo Ann Emerson
Total cost of congressperson's 14 trips: $44,920.55

Destination: JEFFERSON CITY
Sponsor: MISSOURI BAR ASSOCIATION
Purpose: TO JUDGE THE MISSOURI BAR ASSOCIATION'S "WE THE PEOPLE" STATE FINALS COMPETITION.
Date: Jan 28, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $152.83
source

Destination: BIRMINGHAM & MONTGOMERY, ALABAMA
Sponsor: Faith & Politics Institute
Purpose: CIVIL RIGHTS PILGRIMAGE
Date: Mar 2, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $1,170.00
source

Destination: THE GREENBIER
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: BIPARTISAN CONGRESSIONAL RETREAT
Date: Mar 9, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $1,492.00
source

Destination: ST. LOUIS TO HAVANA, CUBA AND RETURNING
Sponsor: USA Rice Federation
Purpose: PROMOTE SALES OF U.S. AGRICULTURAL COMMODITIES TO CUBA
Date: Apr 10, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $5,828.00
source

Destination: RODE THE ACELA ON THE NORTH-EAST CORRIDOR
Sponsor: Amtrak
Purpose: FACT-FINDING
Date: Jun 22, 2001
Expense: $200.00
source

Destination: HAVANA, VARADERO & SANTIAGO, CUBA
Sponsor: Lexington Institute
Purpose: EXPLORE CUBA TRADE OPTIONS & BENEFITS
Date: Jan 3, 2002 (5 days)
Expense: $2,420.50
source

Destination: MEXICO
Sponsor: CONWAY DATA & CONTINENTAL AIRLINES
Purpose: AGRICULTURAL SUMMIT
Date: Jan 31, 2002 (3 days)
Expense: $4,300.00
source

Destination: PALM BEACH, FLORIDA
Sponsor: National Association of Chain Drug Stores
Purpose: CONFERENCE
Date: Apr 27, 2002 (2 days)
Expense: $1,457.00
source

Destination:
Sponsor: Public Governance Institute
Purpose: BIPARTISAN CONGRESSIONAL RETREAT
Date: Feb 28, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $191.00
source

Destination:
Sponsor: Public Governance Institute
Purpose: BIPARTISAN CONGRESSIONAL RETREAT
Date: Feb 28, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $1,035.00
source

Destination: MIAMI TO HAVANA TO VARADERO TO HAVANA TO MIAMI
Sponsor: Lexington Institute
Purpose: FACT FINDING AND RESEARCH FOR FOREIGN POLICY ISSUES
Date: Mar 7, 2003 (4 days)
Expense: $2,558.02
source

Destination: WASHINGTON, DC-KOLOA, HAWAII-ST. LOUIS, MISSOURI
Sponsor: American Association of Airport Executives
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL
Date: Jan 7, 2004 (6 days)
Expense: $13,531.60
source

Destination: NAPA, CA
Sponsor: America's Trust Inc
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN SEMINARS ON LEGISLATIVE ISSUES INCLUDING DEMOGRAPHIC TRENDS IN CA, PORT CAPACITY AND SECURITY ISSUES, AND WINE INDUSTRY CONCERNS (DIRECT MARKETING AND CONSOLIDATION IN THE INDUSTRY
Date: Apr 15, 2005 (2 days)
Expense: $10,284.43
source

Destination: DELAWARE, OH
Sponsor: OHIO WESLEYAN UNIVERSITY
Purpose: GRADUATION SPEECH
Date: May 7, 2005 (1 day)
Expense: $300.17
source


Congressional staff traveling under the office of Jo Ann Emerson

Jordan Bernstein
Eric David
Anthony Eberhard
Atalie Ebersole
Grant Erdel
Serena Lowe
Hallie Masanchedc
Dana Mcgilton
John Slotman
Seaver Sowers



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.