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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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  • 11.17.14

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    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.
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    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.

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Trips by*

Brian Gaston


Total cost of 40 trips: $95,951.76


Trips traveled under the office of Richard Armey

Destination: FARMINGTON, PENNSYLVANIA
Sponsor: Congressional Institute Inc
Purpose: REPUBLICAN MEMBER PLANNING RETREAT
Date: Feb 3, 2000 (2 days)
Expense: $504.00
source

Destination: TAMPA / ORLANDO
Sponsor: Metropolitan Life Insurance Co
Purpose: RETIREMENT SAVINGS CONFERENCE
Date: Feb 23, 2000 (3 days)
Expense: $1,465.05
source

Destination: BRAZIL (BRASILIA, SAO PAULO, AND RIO DE JANERO)
Sponsor: Chamber of Commerce for the USA
Purpose: MEETINGS WITH BUSINESS AND GOVERNMENT LEADERS IN BRAZIL
Date: May 27, 2000 (7 days)
Expense: $5,644.63
source

Destination: ALASKA
Sponsor: Resource Development Council for Alaska Inc
Purpose: LEARN ABOUT NATURAL RESOURCES/ENERGY ISSUES AFFECTING ALASKA
Date: Aug 20, 2000 (7 days)
Expense: $6,674.00
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Destination: LOS ANGELES, CA
Sponsor: National Cable and Telecommunications Association and affiliated cable organizations
Purpose: ATTEND WESTERN CABLE SHOW
Date: Nov 28, 2000 (3 days)
Expense: $3,432.00
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Destination: WILLIAMSBURG, VA
Sponsor: Congressional Institute Inc
Purpose: LEGISLATIVE PLANNING CONFERENCE FOR THE HOUSE REPUBLICANS
Date: Feb 1, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $589.00
source

Destination: TAMPA, FLORIDA
Sponsor: American Bankers Association
Purpose: SPEAK TO CONFERENCE ON LEGISLATIVE AGENDA
Date: Feb 16, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $1,280.28
source

Destination: NEW YORK CITY
Sponsor: Recording Industry Association of America
Purpose: LEARN ABOUT NEW TECHNOLOGIES IN RECORDING INDUSTRY; TOUR RECORDING FACILITIES
Date: Mar 15, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $1,118.26
source

Destination: ORLANDO, FL
Sponsor: International Association of Amusement Parks & Attractions
Purpose: LEARN ABOUT AMUSEMENT PARK SAFETY ISSUES
Date: May 31, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $895.80
source

Destination: NASHVILLE, TN
Sponsor: Recording Industry Association of America
Purpose: LEARN ABOUT ISSUES AFFECTING THE RECORDING INDUSTRY
Date: Jun 15, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $880.00
source

Destination: NEW YORK CITY
Sponsor: Instinet Corporation
Purpose: MEETINGS AT INSTINCT TO LEARN ABOUT ELECTRONIC SECURITIES TRADING
Date: Nov 8, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $1,148.60
source

Destination: KUALA LUMPUR, MALAYSIA
Sponsor: US-Malaysia Exchange Association
Purpose: MEET WITH MALAYSIAN AND HONG KONG GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS AND BUSINESS PEOPLE TO DISCUSS ISSUES PERTAINING TO TERRORISM, TRADE, HIGH-TECH, AND NATIONAL SECURITY
Date: Jan 12, 2002 (9 days)
Expense: $6,557.13
source

Destination: ST. MICHAELS, MARYLAND
Sponsor: Congressional Institute Inc
Purpose: LEGISLATIVE PLANNING FOR SECOND SESSION OF 107TH CONGRESS
Date: Jan 24, 2002 (1 day)
Expense: $190.00
source

Destination: GREENBRIER, WEST VIRGINIA
Sponsor: Congressional Institute Inc
Purpose: LEGISLATIVE PLANNING FOR THE SECOND SESSION OF THE 107TH CONGRESS
Date: Jan 30, 2002 (2 days)
Expense: $785.00
source

Destination: FT. LAUDERDALE, FLORIDA
Sponsor: American Bankers Association
Purpose: ATTEND BRIEFING SESSIONS ON FINANCIAL SERVICES ISSUES AND GIVE A PRESENTATION ON THE LEGISLATIVE AGENDA FOR 2002
Date: Feb 7, 2002 (3 days)
Expense: $1,829.15
source

Destination: TOULOUSE, FRANCE - BRUSSELS - PARIS
Sponsor: Chamber of Commerce for the USA
Purpose: LEARN ABOUT TRANSPORTATION AND TRADE ISSUES AFFECTING U.S. AND EUROPEAN UNION RELATIONS
Date: Apr 1, 2002 (6 days)
Expense: $5,379.00
source

Destination: NASHVILLE, TENNESSEE
Sponsor: Recording Industry Association of America
Purpose: LEARN ABOUT POLICY ISSUES AFFECTING THE RECORDING INDUSTRY
Date: Jun 13, 2002 (3 days)
Expense: $1,120.00
source


Trips traveled under the office of Roy Blunt

Destination: SAN FRANCISCO, CA
Sponsor: Information Technology Industry Council
Purpose: VISITS TO CUTTING EDGE HIGH-TECH FACILITIES AND PARTICIPATE IN DISCUSSIONS ON POLICY ISSUES FACING THE INDUSTRY
Date: Jan 12, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $1,909.50
source

Destination: ST. MICHAEL'S, MARYLAND
Sponsor: Congressional Institute Inc
Purpose: ELECTED LEADERSHIP PLANNING RETREAT
Date: Jan 29, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $717.00
source

Destination: WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, WEST VIRGINIA
Sponsor: Congressional Institute Inc
Purpose: REPUBLICAN MEMBER PLANNING RETREAT AND MEETINGS
Date: Feb 6, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $1,094.00
source

Destination: MIAMI, FLORIDA
Sponsor: American Bankers Association
Purpose: LEARN ABOUT LEGISLATIVE ISSUES IMPACTING THE FINANCIAL SERVICES INDUSTRY AND MAKE A PRESENTATION ON THE LEGISLATIVE AGENDA OF THE 108TH CONGRESS.
Date: Feb 20, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $1,357.00
source

Destination: SAN DIEGO, CA
Sponsor: SBC Communications Inc
Purpose: ATTEND CONGRESSIONAL STAFF SEMINAR ON TELECOMMUNICATIONS ISSUES
Date: Apr 22, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $1,934.77
source

Destination: BERLIN, GERMANY - GENEVA, SWITZERLAND - LONDON, ENGLAND
Sponsor: THE TAX FOUNDATION AND ORGANIZATION FOR INTERNATIONAL INVESTMENT
Purpose: MEET WITH FOREIGN GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS AND BUSINESS LEADERS ON INTERNATIONAL TAX AND TRADE ISSUES.
Date: May 24, 2003 (8 days)
Expense: $11,233.00
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Destination: NEW YORK, NEW YORK
Sponsor: General Atomics
Purpose: HOMELAND SECURITY ISSUES & BRIEFING PERTAINING TO STATUE OF LIBERTY
Date: Jul 2, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $402.11
source

Destination: MOSCOW - ST. PETERSBURG
Sponsor: US-Russia Business Council
Purpose: MEET WITH GOVERNMENT AND BUSINESS OFFICIALS ON U.S.-RUSSIAN COMMERCIAL RELATIONS, PARTICULARLY TRADE, AGRICULTURAL, ENERGY, AND FOREIGN AFFAIRS ISSUES.
Date: Aug 10, 2003 (7 days)
Expense: $4,524.00
source

Destination: SANTO DOMINGO, DOMINICAN REPUBLIC - PUNTA CANA, DOMINICAN REPUBLIC
Sponsor: THE DOMINICAN ASSOCIATION OF FREE ZONE INDUSTRIES & THE NATIONAL FREE ZONE COUNCIL
Purpose: MEET WITH DOMINICAN GOVERNMENT AND BUSINESS LEADERS TO DISCUSS TRADE AND ECONOMIC ISSUES OF MUTUAL INTEREST TO THE UNITED STATES AND THE DOMINICAN REPUBLIC
Date: Aug 20, 2003 (4 days)
Expense: $1,637.49
source

Destination: HOT SPRINGS, VIRGINIA
Sponsor: Congressional Institute Inc
Purpose: BICAMERAL LEADERSHIP, COMMITTEE, AND MEMBER STAFF TO DISCUSS LEGISLATIVE ISSUES AND PLANNING FOR THE NEXT SESSION
Date: Oct 22, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $924.00
source

Destination: ST. MICHAELS, MARYLAND
Sponsor: Congressional Institute Inc
Purpose: PLANNING RETREAT FOR HOUSE REPUBLICAN LEADERSHIP ON THE UPCOMING YEAR'S LEGISLATIVE AGENDA
Date: Jan 14, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $900.21
source

Destination: PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA
Sponsor: Congressional Institute Inc
Purpose: PLANNING RETREAT FOR HOUSE REPUBLICANS ON THE YEAR'S LEGISLATIVE AGENDA
Date: Jan 29, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $896.00
source

Destination: NEW YORK CITY
Sponsor: Congressional Institute Inc
Purpose: PLANNING RETREAT FOR PURPOSE OF SETTING THE LEGISLATIVE AGENDA FOR THE CONGRESSIONAL SESSION
Date: Mar 11, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $1,011.00
source

Destination: FT. LAUDERDALE, FLORIDA
Sponsor: Securities Industry Association
Purpose: PARTICIPATE IN PANEL DISCUSSION ON THE CONGRESSIONAL LEGISLATIVE AGENDA AND ATTEND MEETING DISCUSSIONS ON ISSUES FACING THE FINANCIAL SERVICES SECTOR
Date: Apr 2, 2004 (3 days)
Expense: $2,093.94
source

Destination: AMSTERDAM-BRUSSELLS, BELGIUM-WARSAW, POLAND
Sponsor: TAX FOUNDATION AND THE ORGANIZATIONAL FOR INTERNATIONAL INVESTMENT
Purpose: MEET WITH GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS AND BUSINESS LEADERS ON TAX, TRADE, AND EUROPEAN UNION INTEGRATION ISSUES
Date: May 22, 2004 (7 days)
Expense: $8,332.00
source

Destination: WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, WEST VIRGINIA
Sponsor: American Bankers Association
Purpose: PROVIDE PRESENTATION ON CONGRESSIONAL LEGISLATIVE AGENDA
Date: Jul 10, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $264.28
source

Destination: BUDAPEST, HUNGARY
Sponsor: Ripon Society and Ripon Educational Fund
Purpose: ATTEND A CONFERENCE ON TRANS-ATLANTIC RELATIONS BETWEEN US & THE EU; MODERATED SOME PANELS FOR THE CONFERENCE
Date: Nov 6, 2004 (6 days)
Expense: $2,566.44
source

Destination: IRVINGTON, VA
Sponsor: Congressional Institute Inc
Purpose: LEGISLATIVE PLANNING RETREAT FOR THE 109TH CONGRESS
Date: Nov 29, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $728.00
source

Destination: WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, WEST VIRGINIA
Sponsor: Congressional Institute Inc
Purpose: LEGISLATIVE PLANNING AND MAJOR ISSUE DISCUSSION ON THE CONGRESSIONAL AGENDA WITH HOUSE AND SENATE REPUBLICAN MENTORS AND ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICIALS
Date: Jan 27, 2005 (2 days)
Expense: $820.00
source

Destination: NAPLES, FLORIDA
Sponsor: American Bankers Association
Purpose: GIVE PRESENTATION ON CONGRESSIONAL LEGISLATIVE AGENDA; LEARN ABOUT ISSUES IMPACTING THE FINANCIAL SERVICES INDUSTRY
Date: Feb 10, 2005 (3 days)
Expense: $1,812.00
source

Destination: SAN SALVADOR, EL SALVADOR - GUATEMALA CITY, GUATEMALA - ANTIGUA, GUATEMALA
Sponsor: Business Roundtable
Purpose: ATTENDED MEETINGS AND DISCUSSIONS WITH SALVADORAN AND GUATEMALAN GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS AND BUSINESS PEOPLE REGARDING THE CENTRAL AMERICAN FREE TRADE AGREEMENT
Date: Feb 21, 2005 (4 days)
Expense: $2,575.00
source

Destination: WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, WEST VIRGINIA
Sponsor: Congressional Institute Inc
Purpose: LEGISLATIVE PLANNING & MAJOR ISSUE DISCUSSION ON THE CONGRESSIONAL AGENDA WITH HOUSE AND SENATE REPUBLICAN CHIEFS OF STAFF, LEADERSHIP STAFF, AND COMMITTEE STAT DIRECTORS
Date: Mar 3, 2005 (2 days)
Expense: $543.00
source

Destination: TEL AVIV, ISRAEL - JERUSALEM, ISRAEL
Sponsor: American Israel Education Foundation
Purpose: MEET WITH ISRAELI GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS ON SECURITY, ECONOMIC, AND AID ISSUES OF MUTUAL INTEREST TO THE US AND ISRAEL, TOOK EDUCATIONAL TOURS TO THE GOLAN HEIGHTS, THE NEGEV, AND SITES NEAR GAZA
Date: Aug 21, 2005 (7 days)
Expense: $8,185.12
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* - Trips by all travelers named Brian Gaston.


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.