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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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Trips by*

Orrin Harrison


Total cost of 10 trips: $24,704.23


Trips traveled under the office of Pete Sessions

Destination: YUCCA MOUNTAIN
Sponsor: Nuclear Energy Institute
Purpose: TO LEARN MORE ABOUT THE NUCLEAR WASTE DEPOSITORY
Date: May 30, 2000 (2 days)
Expense: $727.50
source

Destination:
Sponsor: Texas Forestry Association
Purpose: EDUCATION ON FORESTRY ISSUES
Date: Aug 16, 2000 (2 days)
Expense: $702.62
source

Destination:
Sponsor: Institute for Science and International Security
Purpose: TO LEARN ABOUT MALAYSIAN EFFORT TO HELP IN WAR ON TERRORISM
Date: Jan 11, 2002 (8 days)
Expense: $10,500.00
source

Destination:
Sponsor: Inter-American Economic Council
Purpose: IMPROVING RELATIONS & ECONOMIC ISSUES IN ANTIGUA & BARBADOS
Date: Jan 15, 2003 (4 days)
Expense: $4,006.41
source

Destination: PANEL - JANUARY 22, 2003
Sponsor: International Dairy Foods Association
Purpose: APPEAR ON PANEL TO INFORM AUDIENCE ON LEGISLATIVE/CONGRESSIONAL PROCESS
Date: Jan 21, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $799.49
source

Destination: SAN FRANCISCO, CA
Sponsor: Pharmaceutical Research & Manufacturers of America (PHRMA)
Purpose: LEG BRIEFING ON INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY & OTHER ISSUES FACING THE HEALTHCARE INDUSTRY
Date: Aug 28, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $3,254.21
source

Destination:
Sponsor: United States Telecom Association and state affiliates
Purpose: EDUCATION ON REGULATORY ISSUES CONFRONTING TELECOM INDUSTRY
Date: Oct 11, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $1,783.23
source

Destination: DEPART FROM LONGWORTH TO THE HOMESTEAD IN VA BACK TO DC
Sponsor: Congressional Institute Inc
Purpose: CHIEF OF STAFF RETREAT
Date: Oct 23, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $1,454.00
source

Destination: GREENBRIER
Sponsor: Congressional Institute Inc
Purpose: CHIEFS OF STAFF RETREAT
Date: Mar 3, 2005 (2 days)
Expense: $1,006.00
source

Destination: HOUSTON, TEXAS
Sponsor: INGAA FOUNDATION INC
Purpose: TO ADDRESS THE MEMBERSHIP OF THE INGAA FOUNDATION ON ENERGY LEGISLATION
Date: May 5, 2005 (1 day)
Expense: $470.77
source



* - Trips by all travelers named Orrin Harrison.


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.