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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

Philip English


Total cost of 59 office trips: $244,112.53


Trips by Philip English
Total cost of congressperson's 27 trips: $155,717.81

Destination: CAPE COD, MA
Sponsor: Invest to Compete Alliance
Purpose: CONGRESSIONAL LEADERSHIP EDUCATIONAL SEMINAR
Date: Jul 6, 2000 (3 days)
Expense: $2,100.00
source

Destination: JACKSONVILLE, FL
Sponsor: Tax Foundation
Purpose: EXCISE TAX CONFERENCE
Date: Jan 11, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $1,436.20
source

Destination: BOB HILL MEMORIAL CHEMICAL INDUSTRY ANNUAL TAX MEETING
Sponsor: American Chemical Council
Purpose: DELIVER KEYNOTE SPEECH ON TAX
Date: Jun 15, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $2,082.44
source

Destination: AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF RAILROADS LEGISLATIVE CONFERENCE
Sponsor: Association of American Railroads
Purpose: PANEL PRESENTATION ON TAX AND RAILROAD RETIREMENT
Date: Jul 6, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $5,060.00
source

Destination: RIPON EDUCATIONAL FUND 19TH ANNUAL TRANSATLANTIC CONFERENCE EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND
Sponsor: Ripon Society and Ripon Educational Fund
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL & POLICY INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE - PANEL MODERATOR
Date: Aug 10, 2001 (8 days)
Expense: $8,336.33
source

Destination: TEL AVIV, JERUSALEM, GOLAN HEIGHTS, ISRAEL
Sponsor: American Israel Education Foundation
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL & FACT-FINDING MISSION
Date: Aug 18, 2001 (7 days)
Expense: $7,315.06
source

Destination: CYPRUS, GREECE
Sponsor: United Hellenic American Congress
Purpose: FACT FINDING TRIP ON BILATERAL RELATIONS
Date: Aug 26, 2001 (7 days)
Expense: $7,719.56
source

Destination: ORLANDO, FL
Sponsor: NOVAGRADIC & COMPANY
Purpose: PARTICIPATE IN NOVOGRADAC ANNUAL TAX CREDIT CONFERENCE
Date: Jan 11, 2002 (1 day)
Expense: $1,781.48
source

Destination: ERIE PA TO TURNBERRY ISLE, ADVENTURA FL
Sponsor: Harvard University
Purpose: PARTICIPATE IN THE BIPARTISAN CONGRESSIONAL HEALTH POLICY CONFERENCE
Date: Jan 17, 2002 (3 days)
Expense: $4,547.54
source

Destination: BERLIN GERMANY - LIECHTENSTEIN
Sponsor: International Management and Development Institute
Purpose: US-GERMAN ROUNDTABLE FOR THE 21ST CENTURY CONFERENCE
Date: Feb 17, 2002 (7 days)
Expense: $17,268.51
source

Destination: ERIE - NY - DC
Sponsor: NATIONAL ASSOCIATION FOR VARIABLE ANNUITIES
Purpose: CONFERENCE KEYNOTE SPEAKER ANNUAL LEGISLATIVE MTG
Date: Oct 6, 2002 (1 day)
Expense: $839.00
source

Destination: COLOGNEL BONN, GERMANY & LIECHTENSTEIN
Sponsor: International Management and Development Institute
Purpose: US-GERMAN ROUNDTABLE FOR THE 21ST CENTURY & IMDI CONGRESSION
Date: Feb 17, 2003 (8 days)
Expense: $14,940.00
source

Destination: BIRMINGHAM - MONTGOMERY - SELMA AL
Sponsor: Faith & Politics Institute
Purpose: PARTICIPATE IN THE CIVIL RIGHTS PILGRIMAGE
Date: Mar 7, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $913.00
source

Destination: DC - SOTOGRANDE, SPAIN - SEVILLE, SPAIN
Sponsor: Transatlantic Policy Network
Purpose: TRANSATLANTIC POLICY NETWORK SPRING MEETING - PANEL PARTICIPANT
Date: Apr 12, 2003 (9 days)
Expense: $5,769.29
source

Destination: SAN FRANCISCO, CA
Sponsor: General Electric Co
Purpose: KEYNOTE SPEAKER FOR GE MEDICAL SYSTEM CEO HEALTHCARE SYMPOSIUM
Date: Jul 31, 2003 (5 days)
Expense: $5,272.31
source

Destination: WASHINGTON, DC-LAS VEGAS-CHICAGO
Sponsor: NOVAGRADIC & COMPANY
Purpose: KEYNOTE SPEAKER AT LOW INCOME HOUSING TAX CREDIT CONFERENCE
Date: Dec 4, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $555.34
source

Destination: MUNICH-BERLIN
Sponsor: International Management and Development Institute
Purpose: FACT FINDING TRIP AND PANEL PARTICIPANT IN THE US-GERMAN ROUND TABLE FOR THE 21ST CENTURY
Date: Feb 14, 2004 (10 days)
Expense: $14,450.00
source

Destination: MANASSAS, VA
Sponsor: American Enterprise Institute (AEI)
Purpose: BIPARTISAN RETREAT FOR US HOUSE OF REPS WAYS AND MEANS & US SENATE FINANCE COMMITTEE MEMBERS FOR POLICY DISCUSSIONS ON ECONOMIC, TAX AND DEFICIT ISSUES
Date: Feb 26, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $670.19
source

Destination: BUDAPEST, HUNGARY-BRUSSELS-STUTTGART-MUNICH-LONDON-WASHINGTON, DC
Sponsor: Congressional Economic Leadership Institute
Purpose: SPEAKER AND PARTICIPANT IN TRANSATLANTIC POLICY NETWORK MEETING ON US-EU RELATIONS. SPEAKER AND PARTICIPANT IN THE US GERMAN MARSHALL FUND SEMINAR AND PANELIST IN THE PARLIAMENTARY ASSEMBLY INTER-PARLIAMENTARY FORUM ON TRANSATLANTIC DIALOGUE
Date: Apr 10, 2004 (10 days)
Expense: $13,393.00
source

Destination: CASABLANCA, MOROCCO
Sponsor: Morocco Télématique
Purpose: KEYNOTE PANELIST IN ROUNDTABLE DISCUSSION "THE MOROCCAN-US RELATIONS: REALITIES AND PROSPECTS"
Date: Apr 30, 2004 (4 days)
Expense: $4,865.54
source

Destination: BARCELONA, SPAIN
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: PANEL PARTICIPATION IN THE CONFERENCE ON POLITICAL ISLAM
Date: May 22, 2004 (6 days)
Expense: $9,668.20
source

Destination: PARIS-BRUSSELS-PARIS-WASHINGTON DC
Sponsor: Transatlantic Policy Network
Purpose: TPN CONGRESSIONAL VISIT TO PARIS & TPN AUTUMN MEETING IN BRUSSELS-STRATEGY TO STRENGTHEN THE TRANSATLANTIC PARTNERSHIP & GUEST SPEAKER AT CIR-EPC (CENTER FOR INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS) SEMINAR "THE USE OF FORCE-EUROPEAN & AMERICAN PERSPECTIVES"
Date: Dec 1, 2004 (4 days)
Expense: $2,369.17
source

Destination: SCOTTSDALE, AZ
Sponsor: Congressional Institute Inc
Purpose: 104TH CONGRESS CLASS RETREAT
Date: Jan 7, 2005 (2 days)
Expense: $1,638.00
source

Destination: PARIS, FRANCE-STUTTGART, GERMANY-HEIDELBERG, GERMANY
Sponsor: International Management and Development Institute
Purpose: PARTICIPATION IN THE US-FRENCH CONGRESSIONAL ROUNDTABLE AND THE 8TH ANNUAL US-GERMAN CONGRESSIONAL ROUNDTABLE
Date: Feb 19, 2005 (9 days)
Expense: $9,809.40
source

Destination: PITTSBURGH, PA-SALT LAKE CITY, UT-WASHINGTON, DC
Sponsor: Transatlantic Policy Network
Purpose: TPN SPRING MEETING-TASK FORCE DEVELOPMENT SESSION CONGRESSMAN ENGLISH IS A CO-CHAIR OF THE COMPLETEING THE TRANSATLANTIC MARKET
Date: May 15, 2005 (1 day)
Expense: $1,567.09
source

Destination: ISTANBUL, TURKEY
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE AS A PANELIST IN A CONFERENCE ON POLITICAL ISLAM
Date: May 28, 2005 (8 days)
Expense: $8,934.30
source

Destination: LOS ANGELES, CA
Sponsor: PEPPERDINE UNIVERSITY AND THE HERITAGE FOUNDATION
Purpose: POLICY RETREAT TO DISCUSS THE IMPENDING ENTITLEMENT CRISIS FACING OUR COUNTRY
Date: Aug 15, 2005 (3 days)
Expense: $2,416.86
source


Congressional staff traveling under the office of Philip English

Margit Archer
Annette Carr
Danielle English
Laura Eugster
Robert Holste
Christine Rogala
David Stewart
Margit Toth
Julie Ufner
Julia Wanzco



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

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  • 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.