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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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(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

AFL-CIO (American Federation of Labor - Council of Industrial Organizations)


Total cost of 33 trips: $54,284.00


Traveler: Nate Woodward (from the office of Maxine Waters)
Destination: ATLANTA, GA
Purpose: ACCOMPANY MEMBER WHO WAS A PARTICIPANT IN LEADERSHIP PANEL TO DISCUSS CENSUS 2000, HIV/AIDS IN THE AFRICAN AMERICAN COMMUNITY, AND ISSUES OF BLACK FARMERS;PARTICIPANT IN MARTIN LUTHER KING COMMEMORATION ACTIVITIES
Date: Jan 14, 2000 (1 day)
Expense: $2,053.16
source

Traveler: Maxine Waters (from the office of Maxine Waters)
Destination: ATLANTA, GA
Purpose: PARTICIPANT IN LEADERSHIP PANEL TO DISCUSS CENSUS 2000, HIV/AIDS IN THE AFRICAN AMERICAN COMMUNITY, AND ISSUES OF BLACK FARMERS; PARTICIPANT IN MARTIN LUTHER KING COMMEMORATION ACTIVITIES.
Date: Jan 14, 2000 (1 day)
Expense: $2,552.92
source

Traveler: Nick Rahall (from the office of Nick Rahall)
Destination: NEW ORLEANS, LA
Purpose: SPEAK AT MEETING
Date: Feb 10, 2000 (1 day)
Expense: $1,700.65
source

Traveler: Bob Weygand (from the office of Robert Weygand)
Destination: DCA - NEW ORLEANS - PROVIDENCE
Purpose: TO ADDRESS CONFERENCE PARTICIPANTS & FASTER RELATIONS W/ MEMBERSHIP
Date: Feb 10, 2000 (3 days)
Expense: $4,040.40
source

Traveler: David Bonior (from the office of David Bonior)
Destination: NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA
Purpose: SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS
Date: Feb 11, 2000 (4 days)
Expense: $2,554.75
source

Traveler: Neil Abercrombie (from the office of Neil Abercrombie)
Destination: SEATTLE
Purpose: SPEECH
Date: Aug 20, 2000 (1 day)
Expense: $491.74
source

Traveler: Norman Dicks (from the office of Norman Dicks)
Destination:
Purpose: TO ADDRESS ANNUAL AEL-CIO MARITIME TRADES CONFERENCE
Date: Feb 8, 2001 (4 days)
Expense: $2,644.90
source

Traveler: Neil Abercrombie (from the office of Neil Abercrombie)
Destination: LOS ANGELES, CA
Purpose: SPEECH
Date: Feb 8, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $2,724.15
source

Traveler: Ed Pastor (from the office of Ed Pastor)
Destination: LOS ANGELES CA
Purpose: SPEAK TO MEMBERSHIP ATTENDING MEETING
Date: Feb 9, 2001
Expense: $216.50
source

Traveler: David Bonior (from the office of David Bonior)
Destination: DETROIT - LOS ANGELES - WASHINGTON, D.C.
Purpose: SPEAKING ENGAGEMENT
Date: Feb 11, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $2,568.22
source

Traveler: George Miller (from the office of George Miller)
Destination: LOS ANGELES
Purpose: SPEAKER AT AFL-CIO EXECUTIVE COUNCIL WINTER MEETING
Date: Feb 12, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $1,723.22
source

Traveler: Barney Frank (from the office of Barney Frank)
Destination: FALMOUTH, MA
Purpose: SPEECH AT CONFERENCE
Date: May 26, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $230.00
source

Traveler: William Delahunt (from the office of William Delahunt)
Destination: FT. LAUDERDALE
Purpose: SPEAKING ENGAGEMENT; CONFERENCE PARTICIPANT
Date: Feb 18, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $2,177.51
source

Traveler: Don Young (from the office of Don Young)
Destination: MIAMI
Purpose: MTD EXEC BOARD CONVENTION/PRESENTATION
Date: Feb 19, 2003 (4 days)
Expense: $5,863.79
source

Traveler: Grant Thompson (from the office of Don Young)
Destination: MIAMI
Purpose: ATTEND MTD EXEC BOARD MEETING
Date: Feb 19, 2003 (4 days)
Expense: $2,599.21
source

Traveler: Michael Anderson (from the office of Don Young)
Destination: MIAMI
Purpose: ATTEND MTD EXEC BOARD MEETING
Date: Feb 19, 2003 (4 days)
Expense: $2,499.32
source

Traveler: Robert Menendez (from the office of Robert Menendez)
Destination: MIAMI
Purpose: SPEAK AT THEIR CONFERENCE
Date: Feb 19, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $625.50
source

Traveler: James Oberstar (from the office of James Oberstar)
Destination: FT. LAUDERDALE, FL
Purpose: SPEAK AT THE EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE MEETING OF TTD
Date: Feb 22, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $687.83
source

Traveler: Steny Hoyer (from the office of Steny Hoyer)
Destination: New York, Ft. Lauderdale, Washington, D.C
Purpose: Spoke before AFL-CIO Legislative Committee
Date: Feb 24, 2003
Expense: $381.00
source

Traveler: Luis Gutierrez (from the office of Luis Gutierrez)
Destination: HOUSTON
Purpose: SPEAK AT IMMIGRATION RALLY
Date: Jun 14, 2003
Expense: $562.50
source

Traveler: James Clyburn (from the office of James Clyburn)
Destination: FT. LAUDERDALE; COLUMBIA, S.C.
Purpose: SPEAKER FOR MARITIME TRADES DEPARTMENTS MTG
Date: Mar 4, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $1,453.89
source

Traveler: Gene Green (from the office of Gene Green)
Destination: FT. LAUDERDALE, FL
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN THE MARITIME TRADES DEPARTMENT EXECUTIVE BOARD MEETING
Date: Mar 4, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $1,505.00
source

Traveler: Robert Menendez (from the office of Robert Menendez)
Destination: W. PALM BEACH/MIAMI, FL
Purpose: SPEAK AT THE WINTER EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE MEETING
Date: Mar 6, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $1,999.40
source

Traveler: George Crawford (from the office of Nancy Pelosi)
Destination: FT. LAUDERDALE, FLORIDA
Purpose: AFL-CIO EXECUTIVE COUNCIL WINTER MEETING
Date: Mar 8, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $855.70
source

Traveler: Richard Gephardt (from the office of Richard Gephardt)
Destination: ATTEND MTGS OF AFL-CIO CONVENTION
Purpose: PARTICIPATE IN ANNUAL MTGS
Date: Mar 9, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $1,270.90
source

Traveler: Sean Kennedy (from the office of Richard Gephardt)
Destination: MIAMI
Purpose: PARTICIPATE IN MEETINGS
Date: Mar 9, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $906.60
source

Traveler: Neil Abercrombie (from the office of Neil Abercrombie)
Destination: LAS VEGAS, NV
Purpose: SPEECH
Date: Jun 19, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $688.07
source

Traveler: Elijah Cummings (from the office of Elijah Cummings)
Destination: ORLANDO, FL
Purpose: AFL-CIO LEGISLATIVE CONFERENCE-LEGISLATIVE UPDATE-KEYNOTE
Date: Jun 25, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $647.00
source

Traveler: Elijah Cummings (from the office of Elijah Cummings)
Destination: CHICAGO, ILLINOIS
Purpose: LEGISLATIVE KEYNOTE-AFL-CIO EXECUTIVE COUNCIL MEETING
Date: Aug 11, 2004
Expense: $325.00
source

Traveler: William Jefferson (from the office of William Jefferson)
Destination: LAS VEGAS-LOUISIANA
Purpose: ATTEND MARITIME TRADES DEPARTMENT EXECUTIVE BOARD MEETING AND GIVE SPEECH ON LEGISLATION AFFECTING MARITIME INDUSTRY
Date: Feb 24, 2005 (3 days)
Expense: $3,116.80
source

Traveler: Norman Dicks (from the office of Norman Dicks)
Destination: SEATTLE, WA - LAS VEGAS, NV - DC
Purpose: GUEST SPEAKER TO EXECUTIVE BOARD TO PROVIDE INSIGHT ON THE LEGISLATIVE ISSUES OF CONCERN TO THE AMERICAN MARITIME INDUSTRY
Date: Feb 24, 2005 (1 day)
Expense: $755.87
source

Traveler: Bennie Thompson (from the office of Bennie Thompson)
Destination: WASHINGTON, DC - LAS VEGAS, NV - NEW ORLEANS, LA
Purpose: FEATURED SPEAKER TO THE EXECUTIVE BOARD OF THE MARITIME TRADE DEPARTMENT
Date: Feb 24, 2005
Expense: $1,038.90
source

Traveler: Grace Napolitano (from the office of Grace Napolitano)
Destination: DULLES DC-NEVADA LAS VEGAS-LONG BEACH, CA
Purpose: ATTENDED COUNCIL MEETING REGARDING LABOR ISSUES ON BEHALF OF THE HISPANIC CAUCUS AS CHAIRWOMAN
Date: Feb 28, 2005 (1 day)
Expense: $823.60
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.