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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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  • 11.17.14

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  • 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.
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    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.

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Trips sponsored by

Connell Co


Total cost of 25 trips: $29,635.96


Traveler: John Dingell (from the office of John Dingell)
Destination: DETROIT-NEW YORK-WESTFIELD N.J.-WASH. D.C.
Purpose: LUNCHEON SEMINAR
Date: May 1, 2000 (1 day)
Expense: $450.00
source

Traveler: David Bonior (from the office of David Bonior)
Destination: BOSTON - NEWARK - WASHINGTON, DC
Purpose: SPEAKING ENGAGEMENT
Date: Jul 17, 2000
Expense: $479.50
source

Traveler: John Breaux (from the office of John Breaux)
Destination: WESTFIELD, NJ
Purpose: TO SPEAK ABOUT CURRENT LEGISLATIVE ISSUES/ADDRESSING A GROUP OF EXECUTIVES AT THE CONNELL COMPANY
Date: Sep 8, 2000 (3 days)
Expense: $3,050.00
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Traveler: Howard Berman (from the office of Howard Berman)
Destination: NEWARK, NEW JERSEY
Purpose: SPEAKER AT SEMINAR
Date: Sep 18, 2000
Expense: $579.00
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Traveler: Charles Stenholm (from the office of Charles Stenholm)
Destination: WESTFIELD, NEW JERSEY
Purpose: SPEECH
Date: Nov 9, 2000
Expense: $511.00
source

Traveler: Byron Dorgan (from the office of Byron Dorgan)
Destination: NEW YORK CITY, NY
Purpose: ADDRESS EMPLOYEES OF CONNELL COMPANY ABOUT CURRENT LEGISLATION EVENTS IN CONGRESS AT COMPANY MEETING
Date: Mar 12, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $993.00
source

Traveler: Bob Etheridge (from the office of Bob Etheridge)
Destination: BERKELEY HEIGHTS, N.J.
Purpose: LEGISLATIVE UPDATE TO COMPANY EMPLOYEES
Date: Mar 27, 2001
Expense: $639.50
source

Traveler: John Dingell (from the office of John Dingell)
Destination: BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATING IN SEMINAR SERIES
Date: Apr 17, 2001
Expense: $83.00
source

Traveler: Nicole Venable (from the office of William Jefferson)
Destination: NEW YORK CITY
Purpose: MEETING & SPEECH AT CONNELL HEADQUARTERS TO ACCOMPANY REP. JEFFERSON
Date: Jul 10, 2001
Expense: $240.00
source

Traveler: John Breaux (from the office of John Breaux)
Destination: NEW YORK, NEW YORK
Purpose: ADDRESS A GROUP OF CONNELL GROUP EXECUTIVES ON A VARIETY OF POLITICAL ISSUES
Date: Sep 7, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $3,184.00
source

Traveler: Martin Frost (from the office of Martin Frost)
Destination: WASHINGTON, DC TO PENN STATION, NEW YORK, NEW YORK
Purpose: CONNELL COMPANY SEMINAR SERIES
Date: Jan 8, 2002 (1 day)
Expense: $2,412.00
source

Traveler: Howard Berman (from the office of Howard Berman)
Destination: BERKLEY HEIGHTS, N.J.
Purpose: PARTICIPATED IN SEMINAR
Date: May 20, 2002
Expense: $469.50
source

Traveler: John Breaux (from the office of John Breaux)
Destination: BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NEW JERSEY
Purpose: PARTICIPATION IN SEMINAR SERIES ON THE 108TH CONGRESS
Date: Sep 6, 2002 (2 days)
Expense: $1,677.00
source

Traveler: Martin Frost (from the office of Martin Frost)
Destination: NEWARK, NEW JERSEY
Purpose: CONNELL COMPANY SEMINAR SERIES
Date: Feb 7, 2003
Expense: $2,528.50
source

Traveler: Tim Johnson (from the office of Tim Johnson)
Destination: NEWARK, NEW JERSEY
Purpose: SPEAKING ENGAGEMENT FOR THE CONNELL COMPANY'S SEMINAR SERIES ON THE 108TH CONGRESS
Date: Mar 24, 2003
Expense: $570.00
source

Traveler: Charles Stenholm (from the office of Charles Stenholm)
Destination: BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NEW JERSEY
Purpose: SPEECH
Date: Apr 30, 2003
Expense: $563.50
source

Traveler: Marion Berry (from the office of Marion Berry)
Destination: BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ
Purpose: SPEECH TO EMPLOYEES OF THE CONNELL CO.
Date: May 5, 2003
Expense: $430.00
source

Traveler: Patrick Kennedy (from the office of Patrick Kennedy)
Destination: NEW JERSEY
Purpose: LEGISLATIVE LUNCHEON
Date: May 28, 2003
Expense: $900.00
source

Traveler: Howard Berman (from the office of Howard Berman)
Destination: NEWARK, N.J. TO WASHINGTON, D.C.
Purpose: PARTICIPANT IN SEMINAR
Date: Jul 21, 2003
Expense: $316.00
source

Traveler: John Breaux (from the office of John Breaux)
Destination: NEW YORK, NEW YORK
Purpose: MEETING WITH THE PRESIDENT OF THE CONNELL COMPANY
Date: Sep 5, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $2,516.44
source

Traveler: Charles Stenholm (from the office of Charles Stenholm)
Destination: BERKELEY HEIGHTS, N.J.
Purpose:
Date: Feb 23, 2004
Expense: $568.70
source

Traveler: Martin Frost (from the office of Martin Frost)
Destination: WASHINGTON, DC TO NEWARK, NJ (ROUNDTRIP AIRFARE)
Purpose: CONNELL COMPANY SEMINAR SERIES
Date: Mar 2, 2004
Expense: $2,558.70
source

Traveler: John Breaux (from the office of John Breaux)
Destination: NEW JERSEY
Purpose: ATTENDED LUNCHEON TO ADDRESS SENIOR EXECUTIVES
Date: Sep 10, 2004 (3 days)
Expense: $2,466.13
source

Traveler: Bennie Thompson (from the office of Bennie Thompson)
Destination: WASHINGTON, DC - NEWARK, NJ - BILOXI, MS
Purpose: TO PARTICIPANT IN A SEMINAR ENTITLED "THE 109TH CONGRESS" AND PROVIDE UPDATE INFORMATION ON LEGISLATIVE ACTIVITIES IN FOREIGN TRADE, TAXES, AND THE ECONOMY
Date: May 6, 2005
Expense: $831.60
source

Traveler: Howard Berman (from the office of Howard Berman)
Destination: BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ
Purpose: PARTICIPATE IN SEMINAR
Date: Jun 13, 2005
Expense: $618.89
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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

  • 11.24.14

    Academic Fraud and College Athletics

    Last month the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill released a report that showed evidence of nearly two decades of academic fraud perpetuated by the school’s Afro-American Studies Department. An investigation found certain professors and administrators had an unwritten policy of “propping up” student athletes. This week on the podcast, we look at academic fraud at colleges with high-stakes sports programs.
  • 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.