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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 Petroleum Institute


Total cost of 18 trips: $55,928.04


Traveler: Ben Hartley (from the office of Bill Archer)
Destination: HOUSTON, TEXAS
Purpose: ANNUAL EXCISE TAX FORUM
Date: Apr 30, 2000 (2 days)
Expense: $1,250.00
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Traveler: Vanessa Griddine (from the office of Sheila Jackson Lee)
Destination: HOUSTON, TX
Purpose: ENERGY FACT FINDING
Date: Jun 28, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $3,338.25
source

Traveler: Lillie Coney (from the office of Sheila Jackson Lee)
Destination: HOUSTON, TX
Purpose: TOUR ENERGY RELATED INDUSTRIES, DISCCUSS ENERGY ISSUES
Date: Jun 28, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $3,338.25
source

Traveler: Sheila Jackson Lee (from the office of Sheila Jackson Lee)
Destination: HOUSTON, TX
Purpose:
Date: Jun 28, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $3,338.25
source

Traveler: Wendy Brafman (from the office of Sheila Jackson Lee)
Destination:
Purpose: FACT FINDING
Date: Jun 28, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $3,483.25
source

Traveler: Andres Dhokai (from the office of Sheila Jackson Lee)
Destination:
Purpose: FACT FINDING
Date: Jun 28, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $3,483.25
source

Traveler: Mark Carrie (from the office of Sheila Jackson Lee)
Destination: WASHINGTON DC - HOUSTON, TX
Purpose: FACT FINDING
Date: Jun 28, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $3,483.25
source

Traveler: Leon Buck (from the office of Sheila Jackson Lee)
Destination:
Purpose: FACT FINDING
Date: Jun 28, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $3,483.25
source

Traveler: Yohannes Tsehai (from the office of Sheila Jackson Lee)
Destination:
Purpose: FACT FINDING
Date: Jun 28, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $3,483.25
source

Traveler: Corrine Brown (from the office of Corrine Brown)
Destination: HOUSTON, TEXAS
Purpose: FACT FINDING ENERGY SUMMIT
Date: Jun 28, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $7,146.50
source

Traveler: Stephanie Tubbs Jones (from the office of Stephanie Tubbs Jones)
Destination: DC-HOUSTON-CLEVELAND
Purpose: FACT FINDING
Date: Jun 28, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $2,968.00
source

Traveler: Patrice Willoughby (from the office of Stephanie Tubbs Jones)
Destination: HOUSTON
Purpose: FACT-FINDING TRIP OF BRIEFINGS AND TOURS TO EXAMINE THE OIL AND NATURAL GAS INDUSTRY, EXPLORATION, REFINING, PRODUCTION OF NATURAL GAS AND OIL, AND ENVIRONMENTAL TECHNOLOGIES
Date: Jun 28, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $2,968.00
source

Traveler: Eddie Bernice Johnson (from the office of Eddie Bernice Johnson)
Destination:
Purpose: CBC ENERGY SUMMIT
Date: Jun 29, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $2,733.25
source

Traveler: Gregory Meeks (from the office of Gregory Meeks)
Destination: HOUSTON, TEXAS
Purpose: CBC ENERGY INDUSTRY DIALOGUE
Date: Jun 29, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $5,731.50
source

Traveler: Mike Mckay (from the office of Gregory Meeks)
Destination: HOUSTON, TEXAS
Purpose: CBC ENERGY INDUSTRY DIALOGUE
Date: Jun 29, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $3,263.25
source

Traveler: Gerald Couri (from the office of W.J. Tauzin)
Destination: PHOENIX, AZ
Purpose: SPEECH ON CONGRESSIONAL EFFORT AS IT RELATES TO LEAKING UNDERGROUND STORAGE TANKS
Date: Oct 22, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $890.94
source

Traveler: Deirdne James (from the office of William Thomas)
Destination: HOUSTON
Purpose: THE PURPOSE OF THE API EXCISE TAX FORUM WAS TO DISCUSS CURRENT ISSUES OF INTEREST TO EXCISE TAX PRACTITIONERS IN THE OIL AND GAS INDUSTRY. THE TOPIC OF MY SPEECH WAS THE TAX PROVISIONS ASSOCIATED WITH THE HIGHWAY TRUST FUND REAUTHORIZATION
Date: May 2, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $919.70
source

Traveler: Deirdne James (from the office of William Thomas)
Destination: HOUSTON
Purpose: SPEECH GIVEN AT THE EXCISE TAX FORUM
Date: May 1, 2005 (1 day)
Expense: $625.90
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.