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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

Tom Delay


Total cost of 216 office trips: $500,479.36


Trips by Tom Delay
Total cost of congressperson's 14 trips: $94,000.93

Destination: GREAT BRITAIN
Sponsor: National Center for Public Policy & Research
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL
Date: May 25, 2000 (9 days)
Expense: $28,106.00
source

Destination: SOUTH KOREA
Sponsor: Korea-United States Exchange Council
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL / MEET WITH GOVT OFFICIALS
Date: Aug 25, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $28,000.00
source

Destination: TAIWAN
Sponsor: Chinese National Association of Industry and Commerce
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL; MEET WITH GOVT OFFICIALS
Date: Aug 28, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $1,242.00
source

Destination: MALAYSIA & SINGAPORE
Sponsor: Heritage Foundation
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL / MEET WITH GOVERNT OFFICIALS
Date: Aug 30, 2001 (5 days)
Expense: $8,428.00
source

Destination: KONA, HAWAII TO VAIL, COLORADO
Sponsor: American Association of Airport Executives
Purpose: SPEAK AT NATIONAL CONFERENCE ON TRANSPORTATION SECURITY ISSUES IN KONA, HAWAII
Date: Jan 5, 2002 (9 days)
Expense: $5,967.28
source

Destination: ST. MICHAEL'S, MD
Sponsor: Congressional Institute Inc
Purpose: ELC RETREAT (HOUSE ELECTED LEADERSHIP RETREAT)
Date: Jan 24, 2002 (1 day)
Expense: $190.00
source

Destination: ST. MICHAEL'S, MARYLAND
Sponsor: Congressional Institute Inc
Purpose: LEADERSHIP RETREAT
Date: Jan 29, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $717.00
source

Destination:
Sponsor: NASDAQ
Purpose: NASDAQ LEADERSHIP SUMMIT
Date: Mar 28, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $2,218.50
source

Destination: WEST PALM BEACH, FL
Sponsor: Center for The Study of Popular Culture
Purpose: RESTORATION WEEKEND
Date: Nov 13, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $3,026.72
source

Destination: ST. MICHAEL'S, MD
Sponsor: Congressional Institute Inc
Purpose: HOUSE LEADERSHIP RETREAT
Date: Jan 14, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $900.21
source

Destination: CHARTER TRANSPORTATION BETWEEN PHILADELPHIA AND NEW YORK ROUNDTRIP
Sponsor: IDT Corporation
Purpose: AIDAC POLICY SPEECH AT EVENT HONORING HOWARD JONAS, CHAIRMAN OF IDT, INC.
Date: Jan 29, 2004
Expense: $3,595.00
source

Destination: RICHMOND
Sponsor: Congressional Institute Inc
Purpose: BICAMERAL LEADERSHIP RETREAT
Date: Nov 30, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $728.00
source

Destination: HOUSTON-PHOENIX
Sponsor: Congressional Institute Inc
Purpose: 104TH CLASS RETREAT
Date: Jan 7, 2005 (2 days)
Expense: $1,071.00
source

Destination: PHOENIX-KONA-HOUSTON
Sponsor: American Association of Airport Executives
Purpose: 19TH ANNUAL AVIATION ISSUES CONFERENCE
Date: Jan 9, 2005 (5 days)
Expense: $9,811.22
source


Congressional staff traveling under the office of Tom Delay

Dan Allen
Mary Katherine Ascik
Jonathan Baron
John Barry
Elliot Berke
Tim Berry
Carol Bevan
Trevor Blackann
Juliane Carter
Ryan Flood
Dan Flynn
Deana Funderburk
Geof Gradler
Jonathan Grella
Autumn Hanna
Susan Hirschmann
David James
Kathryn Lehman
Dawn Loffredo
Brett Loper
Andrew Maloney
Morgan Middlemas
Emily Miller
Ed Mullen
Elizabeth Pauls
Thomas Puiz
Thomas Pyle
Stuart Roy
Tony Rudy
Brett Shogren
Josh Shultz
Danielle Simonetta
Amy Steinmann
Juliane Sullivan
Carl Thorsen
Jack Victory
Mildred Webber
Mary Ellen Wright



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.