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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

Pete Sessions


Total cost of 73 office trips: $178,737.50


Trips by Pete Sessions
Total cost of congressperson's 15 trips: $65,506.55

Destination: ABA LEGISLATIVE LIASON ADVISORY CTTE
Sponsor: American Bankers Association
Purpose: ADDRESS TO ABA LLAC ANNUAL MTG.
Date: Feb 25, 2000 (3 days)
Expense: $3,621.34
source

Destination: HIGH TECH FACT FINDING TRIP
Sponsor: TECH NET MASSACHUSETTS, KEANE INC
Purpose: FACT FINDING
Date: Oct 2, 2000
Expense: $744.85
source

Destination: DALLAS TO MIAMI, MIAMI TO DALLAS
Sponsor: International Dairy Foods Association
Purpose: SPOKE ON PANEL
Date: Jan 23, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $1,963.91
source

Destination: HOUSTON
Sponsor: SWAILES AND COMPANY
Purpose: SPEECH TO THE ENERGY SECURITY COUNCIL CONCERNING LEGISLATION
Date: Mar 19, 2001
Expense: $187.50
source

Destination: HOUSTON-DALLAS, TEXAS
Sponsor: Vision America
Purpose: DELIVER SPEECH TO THEIR ANNUAL AWARDS BANQUET
Date: Aug 23, 2001
Expense: $182.00
source

Destination: CHINA (SHANGHAI, XI'AN, BEIJING, BAOJI)
Sponsor: Association of Chinese Professionals
Purpose: MEET W/ BUSINESS & GOVERNMENT LEADERS TO PROMOTE COOPERATION & STRONG RELATIONS BETWEEN OUR COUNTRIES
Date: Aug 24, 2001 (7 days)
Expense: $3,290.00
source

Destination:
Sponsor: Institute for Science and International Security
Purpose: MALAYSIAN EFFORT ON TERRORISM, TRADE
Date: Jan 11, 2002 (8 days)
Expense: $10,500.00
source

Destination:
Sponsor: Chinese International Economic Cooperation Association
Purpose: FACT-FINDING & EDUCATIONAL VISIT
Date: Mar 23, 2002 (6 days)
Expense: $9,200.00
source

Destination:
Sponsor: US Asia Foundation
Purpose: THE PURPOSE OF THE TRIP WAS TO FACILITATE MUTUAL UNDERSTANDING AND IMPROVED BILATERAL RELATIONS WITH CHINA
Date: May 24, 2002 (5 days)
Expense: $18,465.74
source

Destination:
Sponsor: Inter-American Economic Council
Purpose: IMPROVING RELATIONS & ECONOMIC ISSUES IN ANTIGUA/BARBADOS
Date: Jan 15, 2003 (4 days)
Expense: $1,988.76
source

Destination:
Sponsor: US-Mexico Cultural & Educational Foundation
Purpose: NAFTA CONFERENCE & BI-NATIONAL CONGRESSIONAL RETREAT
Date: Dec 3, 2003 (4 days)
Expense: $2,737.56
source

Destination: LGA-NEW YORK
Sponsor: New York Stock Exchange
Purpose: TO LEARN ABOUT MARKET STRUCTURES AND OTHER REGULATORY ISSUES FACING SECURITIES MARKETS
Date: Jan 13, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $803.56
source

Destination:
Sponsor: International Dairy Foods Association
Purpose: SPEAK ON CONGRESSIONAL PANEL
Date: Jan 18, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $1,570.16
source

Destination: OFFICIAL 3119 STANFORD UNIV MED CENTER
Sponsor: Down Syndrome Research and Treatment Foundation
Purpose: VIEW RESEARCH IN DOWN SYNDROME, AUTISM, PARKINSON'S
Date: Mar 19, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $2,089.20
source

Destination: REPUBLICA DOMINICANA AND THEN TO ST. JOHNS, ANTIGUA
Sponsor: Inter-American Economic Council
Purpose: PARTICIPATION IN THE BUSINESS ROUNDTABLES DURING THE INTER-AMERICAN ECONOMIC COUNCIL'S 2005 CONGRESSIONAL DELEGATION TO THE DOMINICAN REPUBLIC & ANTIGUA
Date: Jan 12, 2005 (4 days)
Expense: $8,161.97
source


Congressional staff traveling under the office of Pete Sessions

Calvert Anderson
Tucker Anderson
Matthew Bassett
Charles Bauer
Scott Cunningham
Guy Harrison
Orrin Harrison
Bobby Hillert
Jeff Koch
Elan Liang
Martin Mcguinness
Jacqueline Moran
Adrian Plesha
Joshua Saltzman
Christine Marie Sequenzia
Jeremy Van Haselen



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.