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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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    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.

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Trips by*

James Conzelman


Total cost of 31 trips: $75,437.64


Trips traveled under the office of Michael Oxley

Destination: LAS VEGAS TO DENVER
Sponsor: Consumer Electronics Association
Purpose: FACT-FINDING
Date: Jan 5, 2000 (6 days)
Expense: $879.00
source

Destination: MAUI, HAWAII
Sponsor: NATIONAL MS SOCIETY
Purpose: 1ST PLACE PRIZE FOR M.S.S BIKE TOUR
Date: Jan 19, 2000 (6 days)
Expense: $920.00
source

Destination: PALM SPRINGS
Sponsor: United States Telecom Association and state affiliates
Purpose: FACT FINDING
Date: Feb 17, 2000 (4 days)
Expense: $2,320.00
source

Destination: PALM SPRINGS-ORLANDO FLORIDA-WASH. DULLES
Sponsor: Edison Electric Institute
Purpose: SPEAKING PARTICIPANT, FACT FINDING
Date: Feb 21, 2000 (2 days)
Expense: $1,695.00
source

Destination: NEW YORK
Sponsor: Sprint Corporation
Purpose: FACT FINDING
Date: Mar 13, 2000 (1 day)
Expense: $929.00
source

Destination: PONTE VEDRA, FLA
Sponsor: United States Telecom Association and state affiliates
Purpose: STAFF RETREAT ON POLICY ISSUES
Date: Apr 16, 2000 (2 days)
Expense: $1,532.33
source

Destination: NEW ORLEANS
Sponsor: National Cable and Telecommunications Association and affiliated cable organizations
Purpose: PANEL PARTICIPANT/FACT FINDING
Date: May 6, 2000 (1 day)
Expense: $1,112.00
source

Destination: BILLINGS, MT
Sponsor: PPL Corporation
Purpose: SEMINAR AND FACT FINDING
Date: Jul 5, 2000 (3 days)
Expense: $1,262.11
source

Destination: NEW YORK
Sponsor: United States Telecom Association and state affiliates
Purpose: FACT-FIND STAFF RETREAT
Date: Sep 8, 2000 (2 days)
Expense: $1,533.38
source

Destination: MIAMI, FL
Sponsor: United States Telecom Association and state affiliates
Purpose: FACT-FINDING
Date: Sep 29, 2000 (2 days)
Expense: $1,925.90
source

Destination: ROME, ITALY
Sponsor: Ripon Society and Ripon Educational Fund
Purpose: FACT-FINDING
Date: Nov 25, 2000 (7 days)
Expense: $5,400.00
source

Destination: SAN DIEGO
Sponsor: SBC Communications Inc
Purpose: FACT FINDING
Date: Feb 19, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $1,641.15
source

Destination: PALM SPRINGS, CA
Sponsor: United States Telecom Association and state affiliates
Purpose: FACT FINDING
Date: Feb 23, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $1,000.00
source

Destination: SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA
Sponsor: NATIONAL MS SOCIETY
Purpose: 1ST PLACE 2000 BIKE TOUR
Date: Apr 5, 2001 (15 days)
Expense: $1,750.00
source

Destination: CHATHAM, MASS
Sponsor: Invest to Compete Alliance
Purpose: PANEL MEMBER AND FACT FINDING
Date: Jul 5, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $2,060.75
source

Destination: PERTHSHIRE, SCOTLAND
Sponsor: Ripon Society and Ripon Educational Fund
Purpose: BOARD OF DIRECTOR'S MEETING
Date: Aug 9, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $3,016.19
source

Destination: PERTHSHIRE-EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND-D.C.
Sponsor: Ripon Society and Ripon Educational Fund
Purpose: FACT FINDING
Date: Aug 11, 2001 (7 days)
Expense: $3,042.00
source

Destination: NEW YORK CITY
Sponsor: NASDAQ
Purpose: FACT FINDING
Date: Sep 17, 2001
Expense: $395.00
source

Destination: WASHINGTON DC TO LAS VEGAS, NV
Sponsor: Consumer Electronics Association
Purpose: FACT FINDING
Date: Jan 8, 2002 (2 days)
Expense: $600.00
source

Destination: GREENBRIER W. VA
Sponsor: Congressional Institute Inc
Purpose: CHIEF OF STAFF RETREAT - FACT FINDING
Date: Feb 19, 2002 (2 days)
Expense: $624.00
source

Destination: SHEPHERDSTOWN, WV
Sponsor: STENNIS CENTER FOR PUBLIC SERVICE
Purpose: RETREAT
Date: Jun 7, 2002 (2 days)
Expense: $266.00
source

Destination: SAN DIEGO
Sponsor: SBC Communications Inc
Purpose: FACT FINDING
Date: Apr 22, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $2,064.77
source

Destination: CHARLESTON, S.C.
Sponsor: American Council of Life Insurance
Purpose: PARTICIPATION ON OFFICIAL PANEL FACT-FINDING
Date: May 28, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $1,498.22
source

Destination: LONDON
Sponsor: Ripon Society and Ripon Educational Fund
Purpose: FACT-FINDING
Date: Aug 9, 2003 (6 days)
Expense: $10,265.18
source

Destination: WASHINGTON, DC R/T TO KONA, HI
Sponsor: Federal Home Loan Bank of Seattle
Purpose: FACT FINDING
Date: Apr 5, 2004 (4 days)
Expense: $7,397.01
source

Destination: DC TO MIAMI FLORIDA
Sponsor: Inter-American Economic Council
Purpose: FACT FINDING
Date: Apr 30, 2004 (3 days)
Expense: $1,702.15
source

Destination: BERN, BRIENZ, BASEL, GENEVA, ZURICH
Sponsor: Government of Switzerland
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL
Date: Jun 26, 2004 (7 days)
Expense: $5,870.79
source

Destination: BUDAPEST, HUNGARY
Sponsor: Ripon Society and Ripon Educational Fund
Purpose: CONFERENCE PARTICIPANT, FACT FINDING
Date: Nov 8, 2004 (4 days)
Expense: $4,635.00
source

Destination: PHILADELPHIA
Sponsor: George Mason University
Purpose: CHIEF OF STAFF RETREAT
Date: Jan 4, 2005 (1 day)
Expense: $426.00
source

Destination: DENVER COLORADO-KEY BISCAYNE-WASH. DC
Sponsor: Ripon Society and Ripon Educational Fund
Purpose: SPEAKER ON PANEL
Date: Jan 12, 2005 (2 days)
Expense: $3,019.71
source

Destination: ROBAT, MOROCCO-CASABLANCA-MARVAKECH
Sponsor: Ribat Al Fath Association for Sustainable Development
Purpose: FACT FINDING
Date: May 28, 2005 (7 days)
Expense: $4,655.00
source



* - Trips by all travelers named James Conzelman.


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

  • 11.24.14

    Academic Fraud and College Athletics

    Last month the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill released a report that showed evidence of nearly two decades of academic fraud perpetuated by the school’s Afro-American Studies Department. An investigation found certain professors and administrators had an unwritten policy of “propping up” student athletes. This week on the podcast, we look at academic fraud at colleges with high-stakes sports programs.
  • 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.