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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 by*

Amy Field


Total cost of 14 trips: $24,917.46


Trips traveled under the office of Roy Blunt

Destination: TAIWAN, REPUBLIC OF CHINA
Sponsor: Chinese National Association of Industry and Commerce
Purpose: FACT-FINDING & EDUCATIONAL VISIT
Date: Apr 7, 2001 (7 days)
Expense: $3,950.00
source

Destination: WILLIAMSBURG, VA
Sponsor: Mercatus Center at George Mason University
Purpose: CHIEF OF STAFF RETREAT - EDUCATIONAL
Date: Jan 24, 2002 (2 days)
Expense: $357.00
source

Destination: GREENBRIER HOTEL, WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS WV
Sponsor: Congressional Institute Inc
Purpose: MEMBERS CONFERENCE RETREAT
Date: Jan 30, 2002 (2 days)
Expense: $785.00
source

Destination: GREENBRIER HOTEL, WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, WV
Sponsor: Congressional Institute Inc
Purpose: STAFF RETREAT
Date: Feb 19, 2002 (2 days)
Expense: $624.00
source

Destination: WASHINGTON DC - TURKEY
Sponsor: AMERICAN TURKISH COUNCIL, PFIZER INC., PHILIP MORRIS CO.
Purpose: FACT-FINDING TRIP
Date: May 25, 2002 (8 days)
Expense: $4,650.00
source

Destination: THE GREENBRIER, WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, WV
Sponsor: Congressional Institute Inc
Purpose: HOUSE/SENATE REPUBLICAN PLANNING CONFERENCE
Date: Feb 5, 2003 (4 days)
Expense: $1,094.00
source

Destination: LAS VEGAS NV
Sponsor: International Game Technology
Purpose:
Date: May 29, 2003 (4 days)
Expense: $2,312.00
source

Destination: GLEBIER PAN MT - SEATTLE, WA
Sponsor: BNSF Railway Company
Purpose: FACT FINDING
Date: Jun 7, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $4,146.46
source

Destination: THE HOMESTEAD
Sponsor: Congressional Institute Inc
Purpose: BI-CAMERAL CHIEF OF STAFF RETREAT
Date: Oct 23, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $895.00
source

Destination: SYRACUSE, NY - SAVANNAH, NY
Sponsor: Chamber of Commerce for the USA
Purpose: CONGRESSIONAL RETREAT/FACT FINDING
Date: Oct 31, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $2,062.00
source

Destination: ORLANDO, FL
Sponsor: IAAPA, WALT DISNEY WORLD, ANHEUSER BUSCH & UNIVERSAL ORLANDO
Purpose: FACT FINDING TRIP
Date: Nov 20, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $1,315.00
source

Destination: PHILADELPHIA, PA
Sponsor: Congressional Institute Inc
Purpose: B-CAMERAL MEMBERS RETREAT
Date: Jan 29, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $896.00
source

Destination: DC BICAM RETREAT COS IN NY CITY
Sponsor: Congressional Institute Inc
Purpose: COS RETREAT
Date: Mar 11, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $1,011.00
source

Destination: GREENBRIER, WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, WV
Sponsor: Congressional Institute Inc
Purpose: HOUSE REPUBLICAN CONFERENCE RETREAT
Date: Jan 27, 2005 (3 days)
Expense: $820.00
source



* - Trips by all travelers named Amy Field.


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.