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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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Trips sponsored by

American Legacy Foundation


Total cost of 20 trips: $20,668.06


Traveler: Joyce Postell (from the office of Kendrick Meek)
Destination: MIAMI
Purpose: ATTENDED THE TRI-CAUCUS HEALTH SUMMIT ON RACIAL AND ETHNIC HEALTH DISPARITIES
Date: Jul 8, 2004 (3 days)
Expense: $938.26
source

Traveler: Michael Honda (from the office of Michael Honda)
Destination: MIAMI, FL
Purpose: CONDUCT TRI-CAUCUS HEALTH FORUM IN MIAMI, FLD.
Date: Jul 9, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $892.94
source

Traveler: Luis Gutierrez (from the office of Luis Gutierrez)
Destination: MIAMI
Purpose: TRI CAUCUS MINORITY HEALTH SUMMIT-PARTICIPANT
Date: Jul 9, 2004 (3 days)
Expense: $1,176.07
source

Traveler: Gregory Meeks (from the office of Gregory Meeks)
Destination: MIAMI, FLORIDA
Purpose: TRI-CAUCUS MINORITY HEALTH SUMMIT
Date: Jul 9, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $1,500.94
source

Traveler: Frances Diaz (from the office of Madeleine Bordallo)
Destination: MIAMI, FL
Purpose: HEALTH SUMMIT ON RACIAL & ETHNIC MINORITIES
Date: Jul 9, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $1,260.70
source

Traveler: Sam Farr (from the office of Sam Farr)
Destination: MIAMI, FL
Purpose: MEMBERS OF THE CBC, CHC, AND CAPAC MET TO DISCUSS MINORITY HEALTH ISSUES
Date: Jul 9, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $436.74
source

Traveler: Sheila Jackson Lee (from the office of Sheila Jackson Lee)
Destination: MIAMI
Purpose: TRI-CAUCUS MINORITY HEALTH SUMMIT
Date: Jul 9, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $1,402.72
source

Traveler: Donna Christian-Christensen (from the office of Donna Christian-Christensen)
Destination: MIAMI
Purpose: TRI CAUCUS MINORITY HEALTH SUMMIT
Date: Jul 9, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $1,186.73
source

Traveler: Albert Wynn (from the office of Albert Wynn)
Destination: MIAMI
Purpose: TRI-CAUCUS MINORITY HEALTH SUMMIT
Date: Jul 9, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $1,063.94
source

Traveler: Laverne Alexander (from the office of Donald Payne)
Destination: WASHINGTON, DC TO MIAMI, FLORIDA
Purpose: TRI-CAUCUS MINORITY HEALTH SUMMIT
Date: Jul 9, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $1,130.81
source

Traveler: Saul Pena (from the office of Ciro Rodriguez)
Destination: MIAMI TO DC
Purpose: CONGRESSIONAL HEALTH FORUM
Date: Jul 9, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $868.03
source

Traveler: Jennifer Grodsky (from the office of Hilda Solis)
Destination: MIAMI, FL
Purpose: FORUM ON RACIAL AND ETHNIC HEALTH DISPARITIES
Date: Jul 9, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $968.03
source

Traveler: Paul Brathwaite (from the office of Elijah Cummings)
Destination: MIAMI, FL
Purpose: MINORITY HEALTH SUMMIT
Date: Jul 10, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $863.09
source

Traveler: James Clyburn (from the office of James Clyburn)
Destination: MIAMI, FL
Purpose: ATTEND CONGRESSIONAL SUMMIT ON HEALTH DISPARITIES
Date: Jul 10, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $1,219.07
source

Traveler: Kendrick Meek (from the office of Kendrick Meek)
Destination: WASHINGTON, DC-CHICAGO, IL-NEW YORK, NY
Purpose: PARTICIPATE IN 3RD ANNUAL TRI-CAUCUS HEALTH FORUM
Date: Jul 22, 2005 (2 days)
Expense: $821.20
source

Traveler: Julia Carson (from the office of Julia Carson)
Destination: WASHINGTON, DC - CHICAGO - INDIANAPOLIS
Purpose: MINORITY HEALTH SUMMIT - TO PROMOTE MINORITY HEALTH
Date: Jul 22, 2005 (1 day)
Expense: $685.31
source

Traveler: Adairius Gardner (from the office of Julia Carson)
Destination: WASHINGTON, DC - CHICAGO - INDIANAPOLIS, IN
Purpose: MINORITY HEALTH SUMMIT - TO PROMOTE MINORITY HEALTH
Date: Jul 22, 2005 (1 day)
Expense: $685.31
source

Traveler: Madeleine Bordallo (from the office of Madeleine Bordallo)
Destination: HOUSTON-CHICAGO; CHICAGO-WASHINGTON, D.C.
Purpose: A MINORITY HEALTH SUMMIT THAT HIGHLIGHTED IMPORTANT HEALTH ISSUES FACING MINORITY COMMUNITIES TODAY
Date: Jul 22, 2005 (2 days)
Expense: $1,392.06
source

Traveler: Jewel James (from the office of Mel Watt)
Destination: CHICAGO, IL
Purpose: TRI-CAUCUS HEALTH SUMMIT TO DISCUSS DISPARITIES IN HEALTHCARE AND ACCESS TO CARE.
Date: Jul 22, 2005 (2 days)
Expense: $1,158.12
source

Traveler: Paul Brathwaite (from the office of Mel Watt)
Destination: CHICAGO, ILLINOIS
Purpose: HEALTH SUMMIT TO DISCUSS PROBLEMS AND SOLUTIONS RELATED TO DISPARTIES IN HEALTH CARE.
Date: Jul 23, 2005 (1 day)
Expense: $1,017.99
source



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.