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(Photos: Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library)

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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

Dairy Farmers of America


Total cost of 13 trips: $29,744.70


Traveler: Trevor Blackann (from the office of Roy Blunt)
Destination: KANSAS CITY TO WASHINGTON DC
Purpose: STAFF CONGRESSMAN ROY BLUNT
Date: Apr 10, 2000
Expense: $563.00
source

Traveler: Roy Blunt (from the office of Roy Blunt)
Destination: KANSAS CITY - WASHINGTON DC
Purpose: SPEAKER AT DFA ANNUAL MEETING
Date: Apr 10, 2000
Expense: $881.00
source

Traveler: Bob Goodlatte (from the office of Bob Goodlatte)
Destination: KANSAS CITY
Purpose: SPEAK TO DAIRY FARMERS ANNUAL MEETING
Date: Mar 24, 2003
Expense: $1,712.69
source

Traveler: Roy Blunt (from the office of Roy Blunt)
Destination:
Purpose: SPEAK TO ANNUAL MEETING
Date: Mar 24, 2003
Expense: $1,712.69
source

Traveler: Saxby Chambliss (from the office of Saxby Chambliss)
Destination: MOBRIDGE AND POLLOCK, SD
Purpose: REMARKS AT DAIRY FARMERS OF AMERICA CONSERVATION RESERVE PROGRAM ANNUAL REVIEW BREAKFAST
Date: Oct 17, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $1,415.22
source

Traveler: F. Allen Boyd (from the office of F. Allen Boyd)
Destination: MN-SD
Purpose: FACT FINDING/AGRICULTURAL EDUCATION
Date: Oct 17, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $2,337.40
source

Traveler: Collin Peterson (from the office of Collin Peterson)
Destination: MSP-POLLACK
Purpose: INFORMATIVE/AGRICULTURAL EDUCATION/CRP UPDATE
Date: Oct 17, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $6,008.00
source

Traveler: Bennie Thompson (from the office of Bennie Thompson)
Destination: DCA-MSP-POLLACK-MSP-JACKSON/MS
Purpose: INFORMATION/AGRICULTURAL/CRP UPDATE
Date: Oct 17, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $3,881.00
source

Traveler: Bob Goodlatte (from the office of Bob Goodlatte)
Destination: ROANOKE, VA-CLOVIS, NM-PORTALES, NM-CLOVIS, NM
Purpose: TOUR OF DFA MILK PROTEIN CONCENTRATE PLANT, MEETING WITH DAIRY FARMERS AND TOUR OF DAIRY FARM
Date: Aug 20, 2004
Expense: $1,190.00
source

Traveler: Collin Peterson (from the office of Collin Peterson)
Destination: HERREID-POLLACK
Purpose: INFORMATIVE/AGRICULTURE/CRP UPDATE
Date: Oct 15, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $724.00
source

Traveler: Matt Allen (from the office of Don Sherwood)
Destination: CLOVIS, NM TO KANSAS CITY, MO
Purpose: TOUR OF DARICONCEPTS MPC PLANT AND DFA MEMBER DAIRY FARMS IN PORTALES, NEW MEXICO AND DFA MEETING IN KANSAS CITY, MISSOURI
Date: Oct 20, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $3,960.00
source

Traveler: Don Sherwood (from the office of Don Sherwood)
Destination: CLOVIS, NM TO KANSAS CITY, MO
Purpose: TOUR OF DARICONCEPTS MPC PLANT AND DFA MEMBER DAIRY FARMS IN PORTALES, NEW MEXICO AND DFA MEETING IN KANSAS CITY, MISSOURI
Date: Oct 20, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $3,960.00
source

Traveler: Saxby Chambliss (from the office of Saxby Chambliss)
Destination: KANSAS CITY, MO
Purpose: DAIRY FARMERS OF AMERICA ANNUAL BANQUET
Date: Mar 21, 2005 (2 days)
Expense: $1,399.70
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.