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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

American Shipbuilding Association


Total cost of 19 trips: $30,576.20


Traveler: John Breaux (from the office of John Breaux)
Destination: NAPLES, FLORIDA
Purpose: PARTICIPATE IN A CONGRESSIONAL/INDUSTRY WORKSHOP WITH LEADERS OF THE SHIPBUILDING INDUSTRY
Date: Dec 2, 2002 (1 day)
Expense: $1,410.50
source

Traveler: Randy Forbes (from the office of Randy Forbes)
Destination: FORT MYERS/NAPLES, FL
Purpose: AMERICAN SHIPBUILDING ASSOCIATION'S CONGRESSIONAL/INDUSTRY WORKSHOP 12/01/03 - 12/03/03 FOR MEMBERS OF CONGRESS AND LEADERS OF THE SHIPBUILDING INDUSTRY TO SHARE AREAS OF CONCERN, AND TO DISCUSS POLICY AND LEGISLATION TO REBUILD SEA SERVICES AND THE SHIPB
Date: Nov 30, 2003 (4 days)
Expense: $2,102.65
source

Traveler: John Breaux (from the office of John Breaux)
Destination: NAPLES, FLORIDA
Purpose: TO DISCUSS POLICY AND LEGISLATION REGARDING THE SHIPBUILDING INDUSTRY
Date: Dec 1, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $2,355.00
source

Traveler: Trent Lott (from the office of Trent Lott)
Destination: NAPLES, FLORIDA
Purpose: CONGRESSIONAL/INDUSTRY WORKSHOP
Date: Dec 1, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $1,850.00
source

Traveler: Maurice Hinchey (from the office of Maurice Hinchey)
Destination: NAPLES, FL
Purpose: PARTICIPANT IN THE ASA'S CONGRESSIONAL/INDUSTRY WORKSHOP
Date: Dec 1, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $1,777.03
source

Traveler: Ernest Istook (from the office of Ernest Istook)
Destination: NAPLES, FLORIDA
Purpose: OPPORTUNITY FOR MEMBERS OF CONGRESS AND LEADERS OF THE SHIPBUILDING INDUSTRY TO SHARE AREAS OF CONCERN, AND TO DISCUSS POLICY AND LEGISLATION TO REBUILD OUR SEA SERVICES AND THE SHIPBUILDING INDUSTRY
Date: Dec 1, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $1,611.00
source

Traveler: Thomas Allen (from the office of Thomas Allen)
Destination: FORT MYERS
Purpose: TO DISCUSS THE SHIPBUILDING INDUSTRY AND ITS FUTURE
Date: Dec 1, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $1,287.12
source

Traveler: Jo Ann Davis (from the office of Jo Ann Davis)
Destination: NAPLES, FL (FT. MEYERS AIRPORT)
Purpose: NAVY SHIPBUILDING WORKSHOP
Date: Dec 1, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $715.60
source

Traveler: Robert Simmons (from the office of Robert Simmons)
Destination: NAPLES, FLORIDA
Purpose: DISCUSSION OF POLICY & ISSUES PERTAINING TO SHIPBUILDING INDUSTRY
Date: Dec 1, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $1,563.22
source

Traveler: Gene Taylor (from the office of Gene Taylor)
Destination: NAPLES, FL
Purpose: AMERICAN SHIPBUILDING ASSOCIATION CONGRESSIONAL WORKSHOP - POLICY DISCUSSIONS WITH SHIPBUILDING REPRESENTATIVES AND OTHER MEMBERS OF CONGRESS
Date: Dec 1, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $1,309.62
source

Traveler: Thomas Allen (from the office of Thomas Allen)
Destination: FORT MYERS
Purpose: TO PROVIDE A FORUM FOR MEMBERS OF CONGRESS AND LEADERS OF THE SHIPBUILDING INDUSTRY TO SHARE AREAS OF CONCERN, AND TO DISCUSS POLICY AND LEGISLATION TO REBUILD SEA SERVICES AND THE SHIPBUILDING INDUSTRY
Date: Nov 30, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $1,469.37
source

Traveler: Maurice Hinchey (from the office of Maurice Hinchey)
Destination: NAPLES, FL
Purpose: TO PROVIDE A FORUM FOR MEMBERS OF CONGRESS AND LEADERS OF THE SHIPBUILDING INDUSTRY TO SHARE AREAS OF CONCERN, AND TO DISCUSS POLICY AND LEGISLATION TO REBUILD OUR SEA SERVICES AND THE SHIPBUILDING INDUSTRY.
Date: Nov 30, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $1,712.55
source

Traveler: David Hobson (from the office of David Hobson)
Destination: WASHINGTON, D.C.-FT. MYERS, FL-COLUMBUS, OH
Purpose: CONGRESSIONAL/INDUSTRY WORKSHOP
Date: Nov 30, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $1,851.84
source

Traveler: Jo Ann Davis (from the office of Jo Ann Davis)
Destination: NAPLES, FL
Purpose: EDUCATION - NAVAL SHIPBUILDING ASSOCIATION
Date: Nov 30, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $907.87
source

Traveler: Randy Forbes (from the office of Randy Forbes)
Destination: NORFOLK, VA/FT. MYERS, FL/ORLANDO, FL/WASHINGTON, DC
Purpose: AMERICAN SHIPBUILDING ASSOCIATION'S CONGRESSIONAL WORKSHOP TO PROVIDE A FORUM FOR MEMBERS OF CONGRESS AND LEADERS OF THE SHIPBUILDING INDUSTRY TO SHARE IDEAS OF CONCERN, AND TO DISCUSS POLICY AND LEGISLATION TO REBUILD OUR SEA SERVICES AND THE SHIPBUILDIN
Date: Nov 30, 2004 (6 days)
Expense: $1,724.27
source

Traveler: Robert Simmons (from the office of Robert Simmons)
Destination: NAPLES, FLORIDA
Purpose: FORUM FOR MEMBERS & INDUSTRY TO SHARE AREAS OF CONCERN & TO DISCUSS POLICY TO REBUILD SEA SERVICES AND THE SHIPBUILDING INDUSTRY
Date: Nov 30, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $1,310.09
source

Traveler: Roger Wicker (from the office of Roger Wicker)
Destination: NAPLES, FLORIDA
Purpose: TO PROVIDE A FORUM FOR MEMBERS OF CONGRESS AND LEADERS OF THE SHIPBUILDING INDUSTRY TO SHARE AREAS OF CONCERN, AND TO DISCUSS POLICY AND LEGISLATION TO REBUILD OUR SEA SERVICES AND THE SHIPBUILDING INDUSTRY
Date: Nov 30, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $2,828.71
source

Traveler: Gene Taylor (from the office of Gene Taylor)
Destination: GULFPORT, MS TO NAPLES, FL
Purpose: WORKSHOP FOR MEMBERS OF CONGRESS AND LEADERS OF THE SHIPBUILDING INDUSTRY TO SHARE AREAS OF CONCERN, AND TO DISCUSS POLICY AND LEGISLATION TO REBUILD OUR SEA SERVICES AND THE SHIPBUILDING INDUSTRY
Date: Nov 30, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $1,348.82
source

Traveler: Stephanie Tubbs Jones (from the office of Stephanie Tubbs Jones)
Destination: Wash DC - Naples, IL - Cleveland, OH
Purpose: Congressional Workshop
Date: Nov 30, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $1,440.94
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.