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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

American Airlines


Total cost of 18 trips: $12,493.27


Traveler: Patrick Souders (from the office of Richard Durbin)
Destination: DALLAS/FT. WORTH, TX
Purpose: CONGRESSIONAL STAFF TOUR/MEETINGS
Date: Jan 3, 2000 (3 days)
Expense: $750.00
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Traveler: Richard Bender (from the office of Tom Harkin)
Destination: DALLAS, TEXAS
Purpose: STAFF GROUP TO DISCUSS AIRLINE ISSUES
Date: Jan 5, 2000 (1 day)
Expense: $658.00
source

Traveler: Julian Norment (from the office of Ernest Hollings)
Destination: DALLAS, TEXAS
Purpose: TO GET A BETTER UNDERSTANDING OF THE AIRLINE INDUSTRY BY TOURING FACILITY
Date: Jan 5, 2000 (1 day)
Expense: $648.00
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Traveler: Askia Suruma (from the office of Martin Frost)
Destination: DALLAS, TX
Purpose: TRANSPORTATION BRIEFING
Date: Jan 5, 2000 (1 day)
Expense: $648.00
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Traveler: Heidi Stirrup (from the office of Richard Armey)
Destination: DALLAS, TX
Purpose: TO OBSERVE AM. AIRLINES' OPERATIONS, LEARN ABOUT LATEST DEVELOPMENTS IN AIRLINE INDUSTRY, DISCUSS RELEVANT ISSUES
Date: Jan 5, 2000 (1 day)
Expense: $662.00
source

Traveler: Heather Lepeska (from the office of Jerry Costello)
Destination: DALLAS
Purpose: DISCUSSION OF MAJOR AVIATION ISSUES
Date: Jan 5, 2000 (1 day)
Expense: $648.00
source

Traveler: Richard Grant (from the office of Thomas Ewing)
Destination: DALLAS, TX
Purpose: OVERVIEW OF AIRLINE INDUSTRY
Date: Jan 5, 2000 (1 day)
Expense: $648.00
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Traveler: Mike Mckay (from the office of Gregory Meeks)
Destination: DALLAS, TEXAS
Purpose: FACT FINDING
Date: Jan 5, 2000 (1 day)
Expense: $648.00
source

Traveler: John Dasilva (from the office of Joseph Crowley)
Destination:
Purpose: STAFF EDUCATION
Date: Jan 5, 2000 (1 day)
Expense: $672.00
source

Traveler: Paul Giuliano (from the office of Tim Holden)
Destination: DALLAS, TEXAS AMERICAN AIRLINE HQ'S
Purpose: TO SEE THE HQ OF AMERICAN AIRLINES & THE COMPLEXITY OF THE AIRLINE BUSINESS
Date: Jan 5, 2000 (1 day)
Expense: $648.00
source

Traveler: Tricia Loveland (from the office of Bud Shuster)
Destination: DALLAS/FORT WORTH, TEXAS
Purpose: FACT FINDING
Date: Jan 5, 2000 (1 day)
Expense: $648.00
source

Traveler: Ruth Van Mark (from the office of James Inhofe)
Destination: TULS, OK & DALLAS-FT. WORTH, TX
Purpose: VIEW MAINTENANCE FACILITY IN TULSA, OK & THEN TRAVEL TO DALLAS - FT WORTH, FOR DISCUSSIONS W/ AMERICAN AIRLINE SERVICE OFFICERS
Date: Mar 25, 2002 (1 day)
Expense: $372.00
source

Traveler: Mike Mckay (from the office of Gregory Meeks)
Destination: FT. WORTH, TULSA OKLAHOMA-DALLAS
Purpose: FACT-FINDING
Date: Mar 25, 2002 (1 day)
Expense: $371.50
source

Traveler: Charles Rangel (from the office of Charles Rangel)
Destination: PUNTA CANA, DOMINIAN REPUBLIC
Purpose: PROMOTION OF TRADE AND COMMERCE BETWEEN THE UNITED STATES AND THE DOMINICAN REPUBLIC
Date: Jun 15, 2002 (2 days)
Expense: $500.00
source

Traveler: Leanna Gutierrez (from the office of Bill Nelson)
Destination: MIAMI, FL
Purpose: VISIT MIA; VIEW AMERICAN AIRLINES TERMINALS; CARGO AREA; GENERAL OVERVIEW OF SECURELY AND CONSTRUCTION PROGRESS
Date: Mar 4, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $1,175.00
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Traveler: Jason Onimet (from the office of Saxby Chambliss)
Destination: MIAMI, FL
Purpose: FACT FINDING
Date: Mar 4, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $861.37
source

Traveler: Charles Cooper (from the office of Mario Diaz-Balart)
Destination: MIA
Purpose: BAGGAGE SECURITY & CARGO ISSUES
Date: Mar 4, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $861.37
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Traveler: Jacob Kurtz (from the office of Robert Wexler)
Destination: MIA
Purpose: BAGGAGE SECURITY & CARGO ISSUES
Date: Mar 4, 2004 (3 days)
Expense: $1,074.03
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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.