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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

Council of Federal Home Loan Banks


Total cost of 21 trips: $21,736.78


Traveler: Shana Jones (from the office of Bob Riley)
Destination: SEATTLE, WASHINGTON
Purpose: FEDERAL HOME LOAN BANK SEMINAR
Date: Aug 30, 2000 (2 days)
Expense: $1,193.02
source

Traveler: Adam Magary (from the office of Donald Manzullo)
Destination: SEATTLE, WASHINGTON
Purpose: BANKING CONFERENCE AND TOUR OF FEDERAL HOUSING PROGRAM
Date: Aug 30, 2000 (2 days)
Expense: $811.14
source

Traveler: Michael Ferrell (from the office of Rick Hill)
Destination: SEATTLE, WA
Purpose: FEDERAL HOME LOAN BANK CONFERENCE
Date: Aug 30, 2000 (3 days)
Expense: $987.26
source

Traveler: Rodney Pulliam (from the office of Stephanie Tubbs Jones)
Destination: DC NATIONAL-SEATTLE
Purpose: CONGRESSIONAL STAFF SEMINAR
Date: Aug 30, 2000 (3 days)
Expense: $853.20
source

Traveler: Todd Harper (from the office of Paul Kanjorski)
Destination: WASHINGTON, DC TO SEATTLE, WA
Purpose: SPEAK AT & PARTICIPATE IN CONGRESSIONAL STAFF SEMINAR
Date: Aug 30, 2000 (3 days)
Expense: $1,546.40
source

Traveler: Sarah Dumont (from the office of Bill Mccollum)
Destination: SEATTLE
Purpose: LEARN ABOUT THE FEDERAL HOME LOAN BANK SYSTEM
Date: Aug 31, 2000 (1 day)
Expense: $1,272.14
source

Traveler: Becky Fast (from the office of Dennis Moore)
Destination: DENVER, CO
Purpose: LEARN ABOUT AFFORDABLE HOUSING DEVELOPMENT
Date: May 31, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $1,015.04
source

Traveler: Jeff Forrest (from the office of Michael Castle)
Destination: BOSTON, MA
Purpose: SEMINAR ON FEDERAL HOME LOAN BANK PUBLIC POLICY ISSUES
Date: Aug 29, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $920.00
source

Traveler: Alfred Garesche (from the office of Michael Oxley)
Destination: BOSTON, MA
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL
Date: Aug 29, 2001 (5 days)
Expense: $957.98
source

Traveler: Todd Harper (from the office of Paul Kanjorski)
Destination: WASHINGTON, DC TO BOSTON, MA
Purpose: SPEAKER AT AND PARTICIPANT IN FHLBANK CONGRESSIONAL CONFERENCE
Date: Aug 29, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $1,021.90
source

Traveler: Nigel De Caster (from the office of Larry Craig)
Destination: BOSTON, MA
Purpose: CONGRESSIONAL STAFF SEMINAR ON FEDERAL HOUSING PROGRAMS
Date: Aug 30, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $1,010.26
source

Traveler: Amy Porter (from the office of Edward Royce)
Destination:
Purpose: TO ATTEND A CONFERENCE ON THE FEDERAL HOME LOAN BANK SYSTEM
Date: Aug 30, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $744.04
source

Traveler: Kevin Casey (from the office of Joseph Crowley)
Destination: BOS
Purpose: EDUCATION ON FED HOME LOAN BANK
Date: Aug 30, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $1,215.63
source

Traveler: Carter Mcdowell (from the office of Michael Oxley)
Destination: DROVE FROM HOME IN VA, TO BOSTON (THROUGH NYC)
Purpose: CONGRESSIONAL STAFF SEMINAR 2001
Date: Aug 30, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $1,032.75
source

Traveler: Scott Keefer (from the office of Harold Ford)
Destination: BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS
Purpose: INFORMATIONAL - EDUCATIONAL
Date: Aug 30, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $957.98
source

Traveler: Kerry Mcginn (from the office of Stephen Lynch)
Destination: BOSTON, MA
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL/FACT-FINDING
Date: Aug 27, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $1,179.22
source

Traveler: Chris Goldfarb (from the office of Julia Carson)
Destination:
Purpose: FHLB LEGISLATIVE WORKSHOP
Date: Jul 31, 2004
Expense: $136.72
source

Traveler: John Mcdonald (from the office of Peter Hoekstra)
Destination: INDIANAPOLIS, IN
Purpose: FHLBI LEGISLATIVE WORKSHOP
Date: Aug 5, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $1,311.57
source

Traveler: Debra Marshall (from the office of Fred Upton)
Destination: INDIANAPOLIS IN
Purpose: TO LEARN ABOUT HOUSING PROGRAMS FOR LOW INCOME & DISADVENTAGED
Date: Aug 5, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $658.57
source

Traveler: Janet Worthington (from the office of Doug Ose)
Destination: WASHINGTON, DC-SEATTLE, VA
Purpose: STUDY, EXAMINE AND LEARN ABOUT LEGISLATION ON THE RESTRUCTURING OF THE GSE'S AS WELL AS BANKING, HOUSING AND COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT ISSUES
Date: Aug 11, 2004 (5 days)
Expense: $1,601.96
source

Traveler: Alfred Garesche (from the office of Elizabeth Dole)
Destination: ORLANDO, FL
Purpose: WINTER CONGRESSIONAL STAFF BRIEFING
Date: Jan 8, 2005 (3 days)
Expense: $1,310.00
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.