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.

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.

Back to The Data

Congresspersons and traveling staff for

Utah

Senate

Robert Bennett

  • Catharine Ackerson
  • Jennifer Belnap
  • James Brannon
  • Derek Brown
  • James Cobb
  • Mary Jane Collipriest
  • Fitchugh Elder
  • John Falls
  • Reed Garfield
  • Brian Higginbotham
  • Matt Hiller
  • Luke Johnson
  • Donald Marron
  • John Mcinerney
  • Tom Miller
  • Natasha Moore
  • Mark Morrison
  • Shaun Parkin
  • Kerk Phillips
  • Wendell Primus
  • Diane Rogers
  • Richard Rowdy Yeates
  • Kurt Schulet
  • Amber Sechrist
  • Tim Sheehan
  • Larry Shepherd
  • Chad Stone
  • William Triplett
  • Leah Uhlmann
  • Deborah Veres
  • Jeff Wrase
  • Paul Yost

    Orrin Hatch

  • Juliann Andreen
  • Bruce Artim
  • Shawn Bentley
  • David Best
  • Melanie Bowen
  • Jared Brown
  • Christopher Campbell
  • Susan Cobb
  • Kent Cook
  • Patricia Deloatche
  • Makan Delrahim
  • Robert Foreman
  • Tanya Green
  • Jace Johnson
  • David Jones
  • Garett Jones
  • Patricia Knight
  • Karen Lamontagne
  • Evan Liddiard
  • Paul Matulic
  • Lee Otis
  • Rita Redberg
  • Mathew Sandgren
  • Rebecca Seidel
  • Rebecca Shipp
  • Scott Simpson
  • Ryan Triplette
  • House

    Rob Bishop

  • Justin Harding

    Chris Cannon

  • Thad Bingel
  • Anne Cannon
  • Jenny Davis
  • Christopher Mackay
  • Corey Norman
  • Jane Rose
  • David Safavian
  • Todd Thorpe

    Merrill Cook

  • Connie Humphrey

    James Hansen

  • Cynthia Ahwinona
  • Jack Belcher
  • Harry Burroughs
  • William Condit
  • Christina Delmont
  • Jean Flemma
  • Nadina Gideon
  • Justin Harding
  • Richard Healy
  • Anne Heissenbuttel
  • Tod Hull
  • David Jansen
  • Joshua Johnson
  • William Johnson
  • Kaiiri Kaloi
  • Daisy Monter
  • Michael Olsen
  • Josh Penry
  • Jeffrey Petrich
  • John Rishel
  • Erica Rosenberg
  • Kathryn Seck
  • Daniel Simmons
  • Tim Stewart
  • David Watkins
  • David Whaley
  • Ben Winburn
  • Dong Yoder

    Jim Matheson

  • Stacey Alexander
  • Alene Bentley
  • Neeta Bidwai
  • Amy Boyle
  • Emily Merchant
  • Julie Slocum
  • Joshua Tzuker


  • 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.