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(Photos: Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library)

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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

Christopher Dodd


Total cost of 35 office trips: $68,579.77


Trips by Christopher Dodd
Total cost of congressperson's 19 trips: $47,596.32

Destination: BOCA RATON, FLORIDA
Sponsor: CHICAGO BOARD OF TRADE - CHICAGO MERCANTILE EXCHANGE - CHICAGO, ILLINOIS
Purpose: SPEAKING ENGAGEMENT AT BOARD OF TRADE AND MERCANTILE EXCHANGE CONFERENCE
Date: Mar 19, 1999 (2 days)
Expense: $2,057.05
source

Destination: MIAMI, FLORIDA
Sponsor: Florida International University
Purpose: SPEAKING ENGAGEMENT AT JOURNALISTS AND EDITORS WORKSHOP ON LATIN AMERICA
Date: Apr 22, 1999 (1 day)
Expense: $561.76
source

Destination: HAMILTON, BERMUDA
Sponsor: INTERNATIONAL FISCAL ASSOCIATION
Purpose: TO SPEAK AT INTERNATIONAL FISCAL ASSOCIATION CONFERENCE
Date: Feb 25, 2000 (3 days)
Expense: $1,313.80
source

Destination: BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS
Sponsor: CLOVER CLUB
Purpose: TO ADDRESS THE CLOVER CLUB'S ANNUAL ST. PATRICK'S DAY GATHERING (DINNER)
Date: Mar 11, 2000
Expense: $104.50
source

Destination: PALM BEACH, FLORIDA
Sponsor: Securities Industry Association
Purpose: SPEAKING ENGAGEMENT AT SECURITIES INDUSTRY ASSOCIATION GOVERNMENT RELATIONS SPRING LEGISLATIVE MEETING
Date: Mar 31, 2000 (2 days)
Expense: $3,746.50
source

Destination: LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA
Sponsor: LOYOLA LAW SCHOOL LOS ANGELES
Purpose: TO GIVE COMMENCEMENT ADDRESS AT LOYOLA MARYMOUNT UNIVERSITY - LOYOLA LAW SCHOOL
Date: May 13, 2000 (2 days)
Expense: $3,604.63
source

Destination: BRUSSELS, BELGIUM
Sponsor: Bilderberg Group
Purpose: ATTEND AND SPEAK AT THE BILDERBERG CONFERENCE
Date: Jun 1, 2000 (2 days)
Expense: $763.00
source

Destination: MADRID, SPAIN
Sponsor: US Spain Council Inc
Purpose: PARTICIPATE IN AND SPEAK AT COUNCIL MEETING - CONFERENCE
Date: Jun 3, 2000 (3 days)
Expense: $4,350.02
source

Destination: NEW YORK CITY
Sponsor: OPERATION SAIL 2000
Purpose: TO ATTEND OPERATION SAIL 2000 - PARADE OF TALL SHIPS IN NEW YORK HARBOR
Date: Jul 3, 2000 (2 days)
Expense: $2,799.55
source

Destination: NEW LONDON, CONNECTICUT
Sponsor: OPERATION SAIL 2000
Purpose: TO ATTEND OPERATION SAIL, 2000, CONNECTICUT OPENING DAY CEREMONIES IN NEW LONDON HARBOR
Date: Jul 11, 2000 (1 day)
Expense: $550.50
source

Destination: DUNDALK, BELFAST, DERRY, NORTHERN IRELAND
Sponsor: IRISH AMERICAN UNITY CONFERENCE
Purpose: MEETINGS WITH MEMBERS OF NATIONALIST, UNIONIST COMMUNITY LEADERS AND GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS IN NORTHERN IRELAND
Date: Aug 19, 2000 (2 days)
Expense: $2,127.10
source

Destination: LOUISVILLE, KENTUCKY
Sponsor: University of Louisville
Purpose: TO ADDRESS STUDENTS AT MC CONNELL CENTER FOR POLITICAL LEADERSHIP AT UNIVERSITY OF LOUISVILLE
Date: Nov 12, 2000 (1 day)
Expense: $761.42
source

Destination: VALENCIA, SPAIN
Sponsor: US Spain Council Inc
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN AND SPEAK AT ANNUAL MEETING OF U.S. SPAIN COUNCIL
Date: Nov 16, 2000 (3 days)
Expense: $8,561.72
source

Destination: DAVOS, SWITZERLAND
Sponsor: World Economic Forum
Purpose: SPEAKING ENGAGEMENT AT WORLD ECONOMIC FORUM ANNUAL MEETING
Date: Jan 25, 2001 (4 days)
Expense: $6,038.56
source

Destination: BOCA RATON, FLORIDA
Sponsor: CHICAGO MERCANTILE EXCHANGE - CHICAGO BOARD OF TRADE - CHICAGO, ILLINOIS
Purpose: SPEAKING ENGAGEMENT AT FUTURES INDUSTRY ASSOCIATION CONFERENCE
Date: Mar 16, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $5,085.55
source

Destination: CHARLESTON, SOUTH CAROLINA
Sponsor: Hibernian Society of Charleston
Purpose: TO SPEAK AT HIBERNIAN SOCIETY BANQUET
Date: Mar 15, 2002 (2 days)
Expense: $1,210.00
source

Destination: FARGO - GRAND FORKS, NORTH DAKOTA
Sponsor: University of North Dakota
Purpose: TO GIVE COMMENCEMENT ADDRESS AT UNIVERSITY OF NORTH DAKOTA GRADUATION CEREMONY
Date: May 10, 2002 (1 day)
Expense: $1,710.50
source

Destination: EAST HADDAM, CONNECTICUT
Sponsor: MOHEGAN TRIBE
Purpose: CO-CHAIR AND PARTICIPANT IN CELEBRITY PLAYERS CLASSIC CHARITY GOLF TOURNAMENT SPONSORED BY THE MOHEGAN TRIBE
Date: Sep 6, 2002
Expense: $300.00
source

Destination: CORAL GABLES, FL
Sponsor: United States-Spain Council
Purpose: TO ATTEND THE ANNUAL CONFERENCE OF THE US SPAIN COUNCIL
Date: Feb 5, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $1,950.16
source


Congressional staff traveling under the office of Christopher Dodd

Ben Berwick
Sheryl Cohen
Sheila Duffy
Marvin Fast
James Fenton
Kennie Gill
Karin Heitert
Julius Horwish
Shawn Maher
Mary Ellen Mcguire
Robert Zarnetske



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.