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(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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(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

Bernard Sanders


Total cost of 21 office trips: $38,089.49


Trips by Bernard Sanders
Total cost of congressperson's 15 trips: $27,937.70

Destination: LA, CALIFORNIA
Sponsor: Americans for Democratic Action
Purpose: TO SPEAK AT ADA CONFERENCE & PARCIPATE IN CONFERENCE MEETINGS
Date: Apr 7, 2000 (3 days)
Expense: $1,263.35
source

Destination: PHILADELPHIA; NEW ORLEANS LA
Sponsor: Georgetown University
Purpose: TO SPEAK/PARTICIPATE: TRAINING INSTITUTES 2000-G. UNIVERSITY
Date: Jun 9, 2000 (3 days)
Expense: $958.21
source

Destination: FLIGHTS FROM SAN FRANCISCO, CA TO LOS ANGELES AND LOS ANGELES TO BARLINGTON, VERMON
Sponsor: American Booksellers Association
Purpose: PARTICIPATION IN PANEL AND EVENTS AT BOOK EXPO CONVENTION
Date: May 30, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $854.50
source

Destination: TORONTO, CANADA
Sponsor: American Library Association
Purpose: TO SPEAK ABOUT LIBRARY LEGISLATION AT THE JOINT AMERICAN LIBRARY ASSOCIATION AND CANADIAN LIBRARY ASSOCIATION CONFERENCE
Date: Jun 21, 2003
Expense: $1,198.57
source

Destination: BURLINGTON, VT TO BOSTON, MA
Sponsor: NEW ENGLAND BOOKSELLERS ASSOCIATION
Purpose: TO SPEAK AT THE NEW ENGLAND BOOKSELLERS ASSOCIATION TRADE SHOW AND CONFERENCE ON THE PATRIOT ACT AND CIVIL LIBERTIES
Date: Oct 25, 2003
Expense: $223.00
source

Destination: CHICAGO - O'HARA - MADISON, WI - BURLINGTON, VT
Sponsor: Free Press
Purpose: TO SPEAK AND PARTICIPATE ON PANELS AT THE NATIONAL CONFERENCE ON MEDIA REFORM IN MADISON, WI.
Date: Nov 8, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $898.00
source

Destination: BURLINGTON, VT-WASHINGTON, D.C.-EL PASO, TX-JUAREZ MEXICO-MEXICO CITY- WASHINGTON, D.C.
Sponsor: Teamsters Union
Purpose: TO STUDY EFFECTS OF TRADE POLICY AND ATTENDED MEETINGS WITH OFFICIALS AND A NUMBER OF COMMUNITY LEADERS.
Date: Nov 13, 2003 (5 days)
Expense: $5,822.57
source

Destination: BURLINGTON, VT-LOS ANGELES, CA
Sponsor: LOS ANGELES COUNTY BAR ASSOCIATION
Purpose: TO SPEAK AT LAWYER'S CONFERENCE
Date: Dec 2, 2003 (4 days)
Expense: $2,368.00
source

Destination: WASHINGTON, DC-PHILADELPHIA-HARTFORD, CT
Sponsor: SMITH COLLEGE
Purpose: TO SERVE AS KEYNOTE SPEAKER AT SMITH COLLEGE EVENT
Date: Mar 26, 2004
Expense: $430.20
source

Destination: WASHINGTON, D.C.-MIAMI, FLORIDA-PHILADELPHIA, PA
Sponsor: NASDAQ
Purpose: NASDAQ LEADERSHIP SUMMIT-DIALOGUE/MEETING 2006 BETWEEN BUSINESS LEADERS FROM THE NASDAQ LISTED COMMUNITY AND GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS
Date: Apr 3, 2004 (5 days)
Expense: $6,924.90
source

Destination: SAN FRANCISCO, CA TO LOS ANGELES, CA
Sponsor: California Institute of Technology
Purpose: TO SERVE AS SPEAKER AT CAL TECH EVENT
Date: Apr 14, 2004 (3 days)
Expense: $270.10
source

Destination: BERLIN, GERMANY - BRUSSELS, BELGIUM - FRANKFURT, GERMANY
Sponsor: United States Association of Former Members of Congress
Purpose: TO MEET WITH MEMBERS OF THE GERMAN BUNDESTAG, GERMAN GOVERNMENT REPRESENTATIVES AND EU AND NATO OFFICIALS TO DISCUSS CURRENT ISSUES IN THE TRANSATLANTIC RELATIONSHIP
Date: Mar 18, 2005 (6 days)
Expense: $4,960.10
source

Destination: NEW YORK - CHAMPAIGN, IL - WASHINGTON, D.C.
Sponsor: University of Illinois
Purpose: SPEAKER, MEDIA REFORM CONFERENCE
Date: May 10, 2005 (1 day)
Expense: $479.90
source

Destination: WASHINGTON, DC - ST. LOUIS, MISSOURI-BURLINGTON, VT
Sponsor: Free Press
Purpose: SPEAKER, NATIONAL CONFERENCE FOR MEDIA REFORM
Date: May 13, 2005 (1 day)
Expense: $619.40
source

Destination: WASHINGTON, DC - NEW YORK CITY - BURLINGTON, VERMONT
Sponsor: American Booksellers Association
Purpose: TO ADDRESS THE BOOKSELLERS FOUNDATION
Date: Jun 3, 2005
Expense: $666.90
source


Congressional staff traveling under the office of Bernard Sanders

Michael Behan
Sandra Caron
Warren Gunnels
Jeffrey Weaver



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

    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.
  • 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.