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(Photos: Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library)

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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

Futures Industry Association


Total cost of 19 trips: $36,515.65


Traveler: Greg Zerzan (from the office of Larry Combest)
Destination: BOCA RATON, FLORIDA
Purpose: ATTEND FIA CONFERENCE
Date: Mar 16, 2000 (3 days)
Expense: $2,500.00
source

Traveler: Greg Zerzan (from the office of Michael Oxley)
Destination: BOCA RATON, FL
Purpose: ATTEND CONFERENCE
Date: Mar 22, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $2,800.00
source

Traveler: John Anderson (from the office of Michael Crapo)
Destination: BOCA RATON
Purpose: INDUSTRY CONFERENCE TO DISCUSS FUTURES TRADING AND DERIVATIVES
Date: Mar 12, 2003 (4 days)
Expense: $1,679.20
source

Traveler: Andrew Morton (from the office of Thad Cochran)
Destination: BOCA RATON, FLORIDA
Purpose: ATTEND THE ANNUAL INTERNATIONAL FUTURES INDUSTRY CONFERENCE TO LEARN MORE ABOUT FUTURES INDUSTRY ISSUES
Date: Mar 12, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $1,692.00
source

Traveler: Jon Hixson (from the office of Bob Goodlatte)
Destination: BOCA RATON, FLORIDA
Purpose: COMMODITY FUTURES TRADING COMMISSION-EDUCATION
Date: Mar 12, 2003 (4 days)
Expense: $2,313.00
source

Traveler: Bill Nelson (from the office of Bill Nelson)
Destination: BOCA RATON, FLORIDA
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN THE WASHINGTON OUTLOOK PANEL
Date: Mar 14, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $516.60
source

Traveler: David Johnson (from the office of Thad Cochran)
Destination: BOCA RATON, FLORIDA
Purpose: TO ATTEND THE FUTURES INDUSTRY ASSOCIATION'S ANNUAL CONFERENCE WHERE ISSUES UNDER THE JURISDICTION OF THE COMMODITY FUTURES TRADING COMMISSION WERE DISCUSSED
Date: Mar 17, 2004 (3 days)
Expense: $2,213.00
source

Traveler: Andrew Morton (from the office of Thad Cochran)
Destination: BOCA RATON, FLORIDA
Purpose: ATTEND THE ANNUAL INTERNATIONAL FUTURES INDUSTRY CONFERENCE TO GAIN A BETTER UNDERSTANDING OF THE ISSUES CURRENTLY FACING THE FUTURES INDUSTRY
Date: Mar 17, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $1,615.00
source

Traveler: Matthew O'mara (from the office of Bob Goodlatte)
Destination: FT LAUDERDALE AND BOCA RATON RESORT & CLUB
Purpose: ANNUAL FUTURES INDUSTRY ASSOCIATION CONFERENCE
Date: Mar 17, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $1,688.11
source

Traveler: Robert Getzoff (from the office of Rahm Emanuel)
Destination: FORT LAUDERDALE, FLORIDA
Purpose: INTERNATIONAL FUTURES INDUSTRY ANNUAL CONFERENCE ATTEND PANEL DISCUSSIONS, SPEAKERS, EDUCATIONAL EVENTS
Date: Mar 18, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $1,515.16
source

Traveler: Ryan Weston (from the office of Bob Goodlatte)
Destination: BOCA RATON
Purpose: ATTEND ANNUAL MEETING
Date: Mar 18, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $1,180.00
source

Traveler: Marsha Blackburn (from the office of Marsha Blackburn)
Destination: NASHVILLE, TN-BOCA RATON, CHARLES RETURNED TO NASHVILLE AND CONGRESSMAN RETURNED TO WASHINGTON DULLES
Purpose: KEYNOTE PANELIST FOR THE CONFERENCE
Date: Mar 19, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $5,469.41
source

Traveler: Eric Juzenas (from the office of Tom Harkin)
Destination: BOCA RATON
Purpose: FUTURES INDUSTRY ASSOC. CONFERENCE
Date: Mar 23, 2004 (4 days)
Expense: $1,925.00
source

Traveler: Ted Monoson (from the office of John Boehner)
Destination: FORT LAUDERDALE
Purpose: ANNUAL FUTURES INDUSTRY ASSOCIATION CONFERENCE DEALING WITH MANY ISSUES RELATED TO REAUTHORIZATION OF THE COMMODITY EXCHANGE ACT
Date: Mar 16, 2005 (3 days)
Expense: $2,904.89
source

Traveler: Tyler Wegmeyer (from the office of Jerry Moran)
Destination: FLORIDA
Purpose: THE COMMODITY FUTURES TRADING COMMISSION
Date: Mar 16, 2005 (2 days)
Expense: $980.00
source

Traveler: Kevin Kramp (from the office of Bob Goodlatte)
Destination: BOCA RATON, FL
Purpose: TO ATTEND BREAK OUT SESSIONS CONCERNING THE REGULATION OF THE COMMODITY EXCHANGE INDUSTRY
Date: Mar 17, 2005 (2 days)
Expense: $1,201.90
source

Traveler: Kevin Casey (from the office of Joseph Crowley)
Destination: BOCA, FLORIDA
Purpose: STAFFING CONGRESSMAN WHO SPOKE ON MEMBERS PANEL
Date: Mar 18, 2005 (1 day)
Expense: $1,978.07
source

Traveler: Christopher Ogilvie (from the office of Bob Etheridge)
Destination: BOCA RATON, FLORIDA
Purpose: ATTEND FUTURES INDUSTRY ASSOCIATION ANNUAL CONFERENCE TO LEARN MORE ABOUT INDUSTRY AND THE LATEST DEVELOPMENTS WITH FUTURES. ASSIST MEMBER OF CONGRESS WITH PANEL DISCUSSION ON FUTURES AND CONGRESSIONAL UPDATE
Date: Mar 18, 2005 (1 day)
Expense: $1,326.51
source

Traveler: Craig Rushing (from the office of Marilyn Musgrave)
Destination: BOCA RATON RESORT & CLUB BOCA RATON, FLORIDA
Purpose: ACCOMPANY MEMBER ON SPEAKING ENGAGEMENT
Date: Mar 18, 2005 (2 days)
Expense: $1,017.80
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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.