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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

Ellen Tauscher


Total cost of 42 office trips: $81,450.16


Trips by Ellen Tauscher
Total cost of congressperson's 23 trips: $31,681.81

Destination: SAN FRANCISCO
Sponsor: Democratic Leadership Council
Purpose: MEETING STATE AND LOCAL OFFICIALS; PRESS TOUR
Date: Jan 8, 2001 (5 days)
Expense: $1,900.00
source

Destination: SAN FRANCISCO-SEATTLE, WASHINGTON
Sponsor: Democratic Leadership Council
Purpose: MEETING STATE AND LOCAL OFFICIALS; PRESS TOUR
Date: Feb 19, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $800.00
source

Destination: SAN FRANCISCO-ATLANTA-JACKSONVILLE-WASHINGTON, DC
Sponsor: Democratic Leadership Council
Purpose: MEETING WITH ELECTED OFFICIALS ABOUT THE DLC
Date: Mar 23, 2001 (4 days)
Expense: $1,600.00
source

Destination: NEW YORK
Sponsor: Democratic Leadership Council
Purpose: MEETING WITH ELECTED OFFICIALS ABOUT THE DLC
Date: Mar 30, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $1,150.00
source

Destination: SAN FRANCISCO-NEW ORLEANS-WASHINGTON, DC
Sponsor: Democratic Leadership Council
Purpose: ANNUAL SPRING RETREAT AND ISSUES CONFERENCE
Date: Apr 28, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $741.50
source

Destination: KEY LARGO, FLA
Sponsor: Democratic Leadership Council
Purpose: ANNUAL SPRING RETREAT AND ISSUES CONFERENCE
Date: May 10, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $3,011.86
source

Destination: PORTLAND
Sponsor: Democratic Leadership Council
Purpose: MEETING WITH ELECTED OFFICIALS ABOUT THE DLC
Date: May 30, 2001
Expense: $275.00
source

Destination: ATLANTA-INDIANAPOLIS-WASHINGTON, DC
Sponsor: Democratic Leadership Council
Purpose: MEETING WITH ELECTED OFFICIALS ABOUT THE DLC
Date: Jul 15, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $725.00
source

Destination: MANCHESTER, NH
Sponsor: Democratic Leadership Council
Purpose: MEETING WITH LOCAL ELECTED OFFICIALS AFFILIATED WITH THE DLC
Date: Feb 11, 2002 (1 day)
Expense: $600.00
source

Destination: SAN FRANCISCO-PHOENIX-WASHINGTON, DC
Sponsor: Democratic Leadership Council
Purpose: MEETING WITH LOCAL ELECTED OFFICIALS AFFILIATED WITH THE DLC
Date: Feb 19, 2002 (3 days)
Expense: $1,350.00
source

Destination: BOSTON
Sponsor: Democratic Leadership Council
Purpose: PARTICIPATED IN FORUM AT HARVARD UNIVERSITY
Date: Mar 8, 2002
Expense: $250.00
source

Destination: NEW ORLEANS
Sponsor: Democratic Leadership Council
Purpose: ANNUAL SPRING RETREAT AND ISSUES CONFERENCE
Date: Apr 18, 2002 (7 days)
Expense: $1,281.29
source

Destination: LONDON
Sponsor: Democratic Leadership Council
Purpose: INTERNATIONAL "THIRD WAY" MEETING
Date: Jun 6, 2002 (3 days)
Expense: $2,601.30
source

Destination: IOWA
Sponsor: Democratic Leadership Council
Purpose: MEETING WITH ATTORNEY GENERAL AND OTHER STATE OFFICIALS
Date: Jun 16, 2002 (1 day)
Expense: $575.00
source

Destination: NEW YORK
Sponsor: Democratic Leadership Council
Purpose: MEETING WITH ATTORNEY GENERAL AND OTHER STATE OFFICIALS
Date: Jul 27, 2002 (3 days)
Expense: $873.91
source

Destination: WHITE OAK, FLA.
Sponsor: Leaders Project
Purpose: DEFENSE ISSUES CONFERENCE
Date: Sep 27, 2002 (2 days)
Expense: $750.00
source

Destination: ATLANTA
Sponsor: Democratic Leadership Council
Purpose: MEETING WITH LOCAL ELECTED OFFICIALS AFFILIATED WITH THE DLC
Date: Mar 10, 2003
Expense: $430.00
source

Destination: TAMPA - TALLAHASSEE
Sponsor: Democratic Leadership Council
Purpose: MEETING WITH LOCAL ELECTED OFFICIALS AFFILIATED WITH THE DLC
Date: Apr 28, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $885.00
source

Destination: MACKINAC ISLAND, MICH.
Sponsor: Democratic Leadership Council
Purpose: ANNUAL SPRING RETREAT AND ISSUES CONFERENCE
Date: Sep 12, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $1,279.63
source

Destination: Washington, D.C.;Jacksonville, FL;Washington, D.C.
Sponsor: Leaders Project
Purpose: Defense Issues Conference
Date: Sep 19, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $750.00
source

Destination: AMELIA ISLAND, FLA.
Sponsor: Democratic Leadership Council
Purpose: ANNUAL SPRING RETREAT AND ISSUES CONFERENCE
Date: Mar 25, 2004 (3 days)
Expense: $4,150.64
source

Destination: BALTIMORE, LOS ANGELES, AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND
Sponsor: NEW ZEALAND
Purpose: CULTURAL EXCHANGE
Date: Mar 26, 2005 (7 days)
Expense: $3,925.37
source

Destination: NEW ORLEANS, LA
Sponsor: Democratic Leadership Council
Purpose: ANNUAL SPRING RETREAT AND ISSUES CONFERENCE
Date: Apr 28, 2005 (3 days)
Expense: $1,776.31
source


Congressional staff traveling under the office of Ellen Tauscher

Jeff Cohen
Liz Dahnken
John Fisher
Dana Gray
Bryan Hughes
Peter Muller



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.