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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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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

Lexington Institute


Total cost of 20 trips: $42,049.12


Traveler: Ken Miller (from the office of Joseph Pitts)
Destination: AIRCRAFT CARRIER, USS CONSTELLATION, CA
Purpose: TO OBSERVE FLIGHT OPERATIONS OF USS CONSTELLATION
Date: Oct 15, 2000 (2 days)
Expense: $170.00
source

Traveler: Rob Neal (from the office of George Nethercutt)
Destination: WASHINGTON, DC-HAVANA, CUBA
Purpose: FACT-FINDING
Date: Jan 21, 2001 (4 days)
Expense: $2,214.00
source

Traveler: Dana Mcgilton (from the office of Jo Ann Emerson)
Destination: HAVANA, VERODERO, SANTIAGO
Purpose: EXPLORE CUBA TRADE OPTIONS & BENEFITS
Date: Jan 1, 2002 (7 days)
Expense: $2,313.50
source

Traveler: Hilda Solis (from the office of Hilda Solis)
Destination:
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL EXCHANGE/FACT-FINDING
Date: Jan 2, 2002 (6 days)
Expense: $2,584.00
source

Traveler: Wm. Lacy Clay (from the office of William Clay)
Destination: ST. LOUIS-MIAMI-HAVANA, CUBA
Purpose: FACT FINDING
Date: Jan 3, 2002 (4 days)
Expense: $2,367.00
source

Traveler: Vic Snyder (from the office of Vic Snyder)
Destination: CUBA
Purpose: EDUCATION
Date: Jan 3, 2002 (5 days)
Expense: $2,254.50
source

Traveler: Jo Ann Emerson (from the office of Jo Ann Emerson)
Destination: HAVANA, VARADERO & SANTIAGO, CUBA
Purpose: EXPLORE CUBA TRADE OPTIONS & BENEFITS
Date: Jan 3, 2002 (5 days)
Expense: $2,420.50
source

Traveler: Stephen Lynch (from the office of Stephen Lynch)
Destination: TRAVEL TO CUBA-BOSTON-MIAMI-HAVANA
Purpose: OFFICIAL MEETINGS WITH GOVERNMENT AND RELIGIOUS LEADERS
Date: Jan 3, 2002 (5 days)
Expense: $2,420.50
source

Traveler: William Delahunt (from the office of William Delahunt)
Destination: HAVANA
Purpose: EXPLORE OPPORTUNITIES FOR US BUSINESSES AND FACT FINDING MISSION
Date: Jan 21, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $869.00
source

Traveler: Steven Schwadron (from the office of William Delahunt)
Destination: HAVANA
Purpose: EXPLORE OPPORTUNITIES FOR US BUSINESSES AND FACT FINDING MISSION
Date: Jan 21, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $869.00
source

Traveler: Dennis Rehberg (from the office of Dennis Rehberg)
Destination: HAVANA, CUBA
Purpose: TRADE MEETINGS (WHEAT)
Date: Mar 6, 2003 (5 days)
Expense: $2,051.34
source

Traveler: Nita Lowey (from the office of Nita Lowey)
Destination: CUBA
Purpose: US-CUBA RELATIONS; POLICY
Date: Mar 6, 2003 (5 days)
Expense: $2,558.02
source

Traveler: C.L. Otter (from the office of C.L. Otter)
Destination: HAVANA, CUBA
Purpose: FACT FINDING, MEETINGS WITH GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS
Date: Mar 7, 2003 (4 days)
Expense: $2,051.34
source

Traveler: Jeff Flake (from the office of Jeff Flake)
Destination: CUBA
Purpose: FACT FINDING, MEETINGS
Date: Mar 7, 2003 (4 days)
Expense: $2,558.02
source

Traveler: Dennis Moore (from the office of Dennis Moore)
Destination: MIAMI, HAVANNA
Purpose: MEET CUBAN TRADE OFFICIALS, DISSIDENTS, AND GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS
Date: Mar 7, 2003 (4 days)
Expense: $2,558.02
source

Traveler: William Delahunt (from the office of William Delahunt)
Destination: HAVANA
Purpose: INVESTIGATE OPPORTUNITIES FOR US BUSINESS
Date: Mar 7, 2003 (4 days)
Expense: $2,051.34
source

Traveler: Jo Ann Emerson (from the office of Jo Ann Emerson)
Destination: MIAMI TO HAVANA TO VARADERO TO HAVANA TO MIAMI
Purpose: FACT FINDING AND RESEARCH FOR FOREIGN POLICY ISSUES
Date: Mar 7, 2003 (4 days)
Expense: $2,558.02
source

Traveler: John Tanner (from the office of John Tanner)
Destination: MIAMI - HAVANNA
Purpose: DISCUSS TRADE ISSUES W/ CUBA
Date: Mar 7, 2003 (4 days)
Expense: $2,558.02
source

Traveler: Jeff Flake (from the office of Jeff Flake)
Destination: PHOENIX-MIAMI-CUBA
Purpose: FACT-FINDING
Date: Mar 20, 2005 (4 days)
Expense: $2,121.00
source

Traveler: Wally Herger (from the office of Wally Herger)
Destination: WASHINGTON DC TO HAVANA CUBA TO SACRAMENTO CA
Purpose: FACT FINDING, EDUCATIONAL, MEETINGS WITH GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS
Date: Mar 20, 2005 (4 days)
Expense: $2,502.00
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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.

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.