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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

Nancy Johnson


Total cost of 52 office trips: $201,538.58


Trips by Nancy Johnson
Total cost of congressperson's 15 trips: $116,269.67

Destination: STATE COLLEGE, PA
Sponsor: NATIONAL GOVERNORS ASSOCIATION
Purpose: GIVE SPEECH AT HUMAN RESOURCES COMMITTEE
Date: Jul 9, 2000 (1 day)
Expense: $105.00
source

Destination: TRAVEL TO BOSTON (MIT), TRAVEL TO DC
Sponsor: TECHNET, MASSACHUSETTS, KEANE, INC.
Purpose: DISCUSSION W/ NEW ENGLAND TECH EXECUTIVES RE: NEW ECONOMY
Date: Oct 2, 2000
Expense: $425.59
source

Destination: HARTFORD-ROME
Sponsor: Ripon Society and Ripon Educational Fund
Purpose: 2000 TRANSATLANTIC CONFERENCE
Date: Nov 24, 2000 (8 days)
Expense: $9,120.00
source

Destination: SCOTLAND
Sponsor: Ripon Society and Ripon Educational Fund
Purpose: 2001 TRANSATLANTIC CONFERENCE
Date: Aug 5, 2001 (13 days)
Expense: $15,203.99
source

Destination: SCOTTSDALE, AZ
Sponsor: Brookings Institution
Purpose: WELFARE REFORM AND BEYOND CONGRESSIONAL RETREAT
Date: Jan 9, 2002 (2 days)
Expense: $4,547.00
source

Destination: AVENTURA, FL
Sponsor: Harvard University
Purpose: THE COMMONWEALTH FUND BIPARTISAN HEALTH POLICY CONFERENCE
Date: Jan 17, 2002 (3 days)
Expense: $1,760.45
source

Destination: SAN FRANCISCO
Sponsor: Ripon Society and Ripon Educational Fund
Purpose: RIPON SOCIETY 2002 LISTENING TOUR
Date: Feb 15, 2002 (4 days)
Expense: $8,877.82
source

Destination: MOSCOW
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: CONFERENCE ON US-RUSSIA RELATIONS
Date: Aug 10, 2003 (6 days)
Expense: $9,476.00
source

Destination: AVENTURA, FL
Sponsor: Harvard University
Purpose: BIPARTISAN HEALTH POLICY CONFERENCE
Date: Jan 15, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $2,915.96
source

Destination: GREAT EXUMA ISLAND, THE BAHAMAS
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN A CONFERENCE ON BRAZIL
Date: Apr 13, 2004 (5 days)
Expense: $7,308.16
source

Destination: BARCELONA, SPAIN
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN A CONFERENCE ON POLITICAL ISLAM
Date: May 23, 2004 (5 days)
Expense: $11,722.20
source

Destination: MIAMI, FL
Sponsor: Ripon Society and Ripon Educational Fund
Purpose: 2005 CONGRESSIONAL ADVISORY BOARD
Date: Jan 12, 2005 (4 days)
Expense: $4,237.71
source

Destination: CHINA
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN A CONFERENCE ON U.S.-CHINA RELATIONS
Date: Mar 25, 2005 (9 days)
Expense: $21,770.10
source

Destination: QUITO, ECUADOR - GALAPAGOS ISLANDS
Sponsor: Nature Conservancy
Purpose: TO LEARN ABOUT TNC'S NATURAL RESOURCE AND BIODIVERSITY CONSERVATION WORK IN ECUADOR AND TO DISCUSS WITH ECUADORIAN GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS THE EFFECTS OF ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION IN CT
Date: May 28, 2005 (8 days)
Expense: $17,900.00
source

Destination: WASHINGTON, DC - PHILADELPHIA, PA - HARTFORD, CT
Sponsor: Ripon Society and Ripon Educational Fund
Purpose: TO LEARN ABOUT CURRENT DEVELOPMENTS IN TECHNOLOGY IN THE MEDICAL, TECHNICAL, AND ENERGY FIELDS
Date: Sep 8, 2005 (1 day)
Expense: $899.69
source


Congressional staff traveling under the office of Nancy Johnson

Suanna Bruinooge
Jaime Cheshire
Susan Christensen
Dan Elling
Todd Funk
Dave Karvelas
Douglas Lathrop
Shane Lieberman
Christopher Morgan
Michele Nellenbach
Brian Schubert



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.