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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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  • 12.16.14

    Rising prices on the poorest

    In January 2014 nearly a hundred college presidents gathered at the White House for a summit on the rising cost of college. But data show that those same institutions have been raising their prices fastest for the poorest students than for wealthier ones. This week on the podcast, we talk to a reporter who has been following the rising college cost burden on poor families.
  • 12.08.14

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    In 2011 the federal government required colleges and universities to publish “net price calculators” on their web sites. These tools are supposed to help families figure out which colleges they can afford. The calculators take into account family income, number of kids in college, state of residency, and other factors. But they’re often hard to use and time-consuming. Our guest this week has made this process simpler and more accessible.
  • 12.01.14

    Bridging the “Middle Skills” Gap

    There’s a paradox in today’s job market: even though there are millions of people looking for work, employers say they can’t find enough qualified workers. That’s due to an abundance of what economists call “middle skills” jobs – jobs that require specialized training beyond high school, but not a four-year college degree.
  • 12.01.14

    Commentary: Turning the tables on the vocational ed debate

    I’m not arguing that all education should be about acquiring job skills ... I’m saying that good vocational high schools have figured out how to bring college prep into their curriculum. And it’s time that traditional academic high schools brought more vocational education into theirs.

Back to The Data

Office of

Fred Thompson


Total cost of 37 office trips: $73,326.87


Trips by Fred Thompson
Total cost of congressperson's 13 trips: $33,904.51

Destination: NAPLES, FLORIDA
Sponsor: International Mass Retail Association
Purpose: SPEECH
Date: Jan 22, 2000 (2 days)
Expense: $11,417.08
source

Destination: SAN JOSE, CALIFORNIA
Sponsor: INTERNET DEFENSE SUMMIT (SPONSORED BY SRI INTERNATIONAL, ATOMIC TANGERINE AND FORBES ASAP)
Purpose: SPEECH
Date: May 8, 2000 (1 day)
Expense: $4,220.62
source

Destination: PIGEON FORGE, TN
Sponsor: Boys & Girls Clubs of the Smoky Mountains
Purpose: SPEECH
Date: May 12, 2000
Expense: $958.00
source

Destination: LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA
Sponsor: Time Warner
Purpose: APPEARANCE ON DENNIS MILLER LIVE ON JULY 7
Date: Jul 6, 2000 (2 days)
Expense: $1,843.95
source

Destination: WINSTON-SALEM, NC
Sponsor: NORTH CAROLINA SCHOOL OF THE ARTS
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN THE NATIONAL CONFERENCE ON ETHICS IN FILMMAKING
Date: Nov 10, 2000 (2 days)
Expense: $1,391.31
source

Destination: PALM BEACH, FLORIDA
Sponsor: American Israel Public Affairs Committee and affiliates
Purpose: SPEECH
Date: Mar 2, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $2,709.00
source

Destination: CHATTANOOGA, TN
Sponsor: Bethlehem Center Chattanooga Tennessee
Purpose: SPEECH
Date: Mar 30, 2001
Expense: $727.50
source

Destination: BEAVER CREEK, COLORADO
Sponsor: American Enterprise Institute (AEI)
Purpose: TO MODERATE AND PARTICIPATE IN PANEL DISCUSSIONS
Date: Jul 22, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $480.00
source

Destination: COLORADO SPRINGS, COLORADO
Sponsor: Center for The Study of Popular Culture
Purpose: SPEECH
Date: Aug 31, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $2,240.05
source

Destination: WASHINGTON - NASHVILLE
Sponsor: First Farmers & Merchants National Bank
Purpose: SPEECH
Date: Oct 12, 2001
Expense: $426.00
source

Destination: WASHINGTON - NASHVILLE
Sponsor: American Society of Composers Authors and Publishers
Purpose: ASCAP EVENT
Date: Oct 18, 2001
Expense: $426.00
source

Destination: BEAVER CREEK, COLORADO
Sponsor: American Enterprise Institute (AEI)
Purpose: TO MODERATE AND PARTICIPATE IN PANEL DISCUSSIONS
Date: Jun 21, 2002 (2 days)
Expense: $3,692.00
source

Destination: NAPLES, FLORIDA
Sponsor: Gannett Corporation
Purpose: DEBATE AT USA TODAY FORUM
Date: Oct 12, 2002 (2 days)
Expense: $3,373.00
source


Congressional staff traveling under the office of Fred Thompson

Bob Davis
Mark Esper
Stephanie Henning
Elizabeth Jarvis
Rachel Jones
Susan Marshall
Powell Moore
Paul Noe
Robert Shea
Hannah Sistare
Harvey Valentine
Elizabeth Wood
Henry Wray



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

  • 12.16.14

    Rising prices on the poorest

    In January 2014 nearly a hundred college presidents gathered at the White House for a summit on the rising cost of college. But data show that those same institutions have been raising their prices fastest for the poorest students than for wealthier ones. This week on the podcast, we talk to a reporter who has been following the rising college cost burden on poor families.
  • 12.08.14

    How Much Will College Cost My Family?

    In 2011 the federal government required colleges and universities to publish “net price calculators” on their web sites. These tools are supposed to help families figure out which colleges they can afford. The calculators take into account family income, number of kids in college, state of residency, and other factors. But they’re often hard to use and time-consuming. Our guest this week has made this process simpler and more accessible.
  • 12.01.14

    Bridging the “Middle Skills” Gap

    There’s a paradox in today’s job market: even though there are millions of people looking for work, employers say they can’t find enough qualified workers. That’s due to an abundance of what economists call “middle skills” jobs – jobs that require specialized training beyond high school, but not a four-year college degree.
  • 12.01.14

    Commentary: Turning the tables on the vocational ed debate

    I’m not arguing that all education should be about acquiring job skills ... I’m saying that good vocational high schools have figured out how to bring college prep into their curriculum. And it’s time that traditional academic high schools brought more vocational education into theirs.