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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

University of Michigan


Total cost of 17 trips: $14,421.24


Traveler: Kimberly Teehee (from the office of Dale Kildee)
Destination: ANN ARBOR, MICHIGAN
Purpose: PANELIST FOR INDIAN LAW DAY CONFERENCE
Date: Mar 23, 2000 (3 days)
Expense: $360.00
source

Traveler: Jennifer Chock (from the office of Daniel Inouye)
Destination: ANN ARBOR, MICHIGAN
Purpose: GAVE SPEECH REGARDING RICE V. CAYETANO TO LAW STUDENTS
Date: Apr 11, 2000 (8 days)
Expense: $1,123.00
source

Traveler: Tom Lantos (from the office of Tom Lantos)
Destination: AUBURN HILLS, MI
Purpose: SPRING BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETING (CONG. LANTOS IS A BOARD MEMBER)
Date: May 8, 2000
Expense: $545.00
source

Traveler: Thomas Sawyer (from the office of Thomas Sawyer)
Destination: UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN, ANN ARBOR
Purpose: PARTICIPATE IN A MARTIN LUTHER KING DAY EVENT
Date: Jan 15, 2001
Expense: $659.00
source

Traveler: Harold Ford (from the office of Harold Ford)
Destination: JACKSONVILLE, FL-DETROIT-DC
Purpose: SPEAKING
Date: Mar 24, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $1,158.50
source

Traveler: Tom Lantos (from the office of Tom Lantos)
Destination: ANN ARBOR, MICHIGAN
Purpose: PARTICIPATE IN U OF M BUSINESS SCHOOL BOARD MEETING
Date: May 4, 2001
Expense: $1,149.63
source

Traveler: Julianne Gade (from the office of Joseph Knollenberg)
Destination: MICHIGAN
Purpose: TOUR MICHIGAN RESEARCH UNIVERSITIES (3)
Date: Aug 5, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $1,268.00
source

Traveler: Tom Lantos (from the office of Tom Lantos)
Destination: BALTIMORE, MD-ANN ARBOR, MI-NEW YORK, NY-WASHINGTON, D.C.
Purpose: PARTICIPATE IN THE WILLIAM DAVIDSON INSTITUTE FALL BOARD MEETING
Date: Oct 19, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $1,353.26
source

Traveler: Michael Zamore (from the office of Patrick Kennedy)
Destination: ANN ARBOR, MI
Purpose: ATTENDANCE AT MEETING
Date: Mar 6, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $1,211.98
source

Traveler: Harold Ford (from the office of Harold Ford)
Destination: MEMPHIS, TN-DETROIT, MI-WASHINGTON, D.C.
Purpose: SPEECH TO GRADUATING CLASS ON NATIONAL PUBLIC POLICY AGENDA
Date: Apr 25, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $1,090.50
source

Traveler: John Buckley (from the office of Charles Rangel)
Destination: ARM HARBOR
Purpose: CONFERENCE ON TAXATION OF FINANCING PRODUCT
Date: Apr 15, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $1,050.00
source

Traveler: Tom Lantos (from the office of Tom Lantos)
Destination: DETROIT, MI
Purpose: BOARD MEETING OF WILLIAM DAVIDSON INSTITUTE
Date: Nov 30, 2004
Expense: $925.29
source

Traveler: John Ford (from the office of Joe Barton)
Destination: ANN ARBOR, MI
Purpose: SPEECH AT BIOTECHNOLOGY SYMPOSIUM
Date: Feb 13, 2005 (1 day)
Expense: $488.79
source

Traveler: Ned Newland (from the office of William Thomas)
Destination: ANN ARBOR, MICHIGAN
Purpose: CORPORATE TAX SEMINAR
Date: May 4, 2005 (2 days)
Expense: $280.41
source

Traveler: John Navratil (from the office of William Thomas)
Destination: ANN ARBOR
Purpose: CONFERENCE ON CORPORATE TAX POLICY
Date: May 4, 2005 (2 days)
Expense: $535.40
source

Traveler: David Lenter (from the office of William Thomas)
Destination: ANN ARBOR, MI
Purpose: ATTEND CONFERENCE ON CORPORATE TAX
Date: May 5, 2005 (1 day)
Expense: $490.40
source

Traveler: Tom Lantos (from the office of Tom Lantos)
Destination: ANN ARBOR, MI
Purpose: BOARD MEETING OF THE WILLIAM DAVIDSON INSTITUTE
Date: Jun 20, 2005
Expense: $732.08
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.