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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*

John Dutton


Total cost of 9 trips: $12,128.71


Trips traveled under the office of Roy Blunt

Destination: WINTERGREEN, VIRGINIA
Sponsor: CTIA-The Wireless Association
Purpose: STAFF BRIEFING
Date: Jan 13, 2000 (1 day)
Expense: $220.00
source

Destination: NEW ORLEANS
Sponsor: CTIA-The Wireless Association
Purpose: NATIONAL CONVENTION
Date: Feb 26, 2000 (3 days)
Expense: $1,373.50
source

Destination: TAIPEI, TAIWAN
Sponsor: Chinese National Association of Industry and Commerce
Purpose: FACT-FINDING AND EDUCATIONAL VISIT
Date: Dec 14, 2000 (16 days)
Expense: $3,900.00
source

Destination: ORLANDO, KISSIMMEE, KEY WEST FLORIDA
Sponsor: FLORIDA MUNICIPAL ELECTRIC ASSOCIATION, AMERICAN PUBLIC POWER ASSOCIATION, FLORIDA MUNICIPAL POWER AGENCY
Purpose: TOUR ELECTRIC UTILITIES
Date: Aug 13, 2001 (4 days)
Expense: $1,663.60
source

Destination: MACKINAC ISLAND, MICHIGAN
Sponsor: United States Telecom Association and state affiliates
Purpose: STAFF RETREAT/TELECOMMUNICATIONS PANEL
Date: Aug 21, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $1,913.45
source


Trips traveled under the office of Bob Ney

Destination: NEW YORK
Sponsor: New York Mercantile Exchange
Purpose: CONGRESSIONAL ENERGY SEMINAR
Date: Jun 22, 2001
Expense: $410.00
source

Destination: NEVADA
Sponsor: Nuclear Energy Institute
Purpose: FACT-FINDING
Date: Mar 25, 2002 (2 days)
Expense: $1,080.50
source

Destination: TOUR OF CONSOL ENERGY'S #84 MINE
Sponsor: NATIONAL MINING ASSOCIATION, AMERICAN WATERWAYS OPERATORS
Purpose: FACT FINDING
Date: Jul 1, 2002 (1 day)
Expense: $422.30
source

Destination: NEWARK, NJ
Sponsor: Smiths Group plc
Purpose: FACT-FINDING TRIP
Date: Apr 22, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $1,145.36
source



* - Trips by all travelers named John Dutton.


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.