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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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(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*

Will Heaton


Total cost of 13 trips: $21,798.53


Trips traveled under the office of Bob Ney

Destination: WASHINGTON DC TO TOLEDO OHIO
Sponsor: Owens Corning
Purpose: BUSINESS - LEGISLATIVE ISSUES - ACCOMPANY MEMBER FOR A SPEECH
Date: Jan 25, 2002
Expense: $6,000.00
source

Destination: MIAMI, FLORIDA
Sponsor: Boich Group
Purpose: DISCUSSION OF ENERGY LEGISLATION FOR 108TH CONGRESS
Date: Jan 18, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $385.00
source

Destination: MERCATUS RETREAT-PHILADELPHIA, PA
Sponsor: Mercatus Center at George Mason University
Purpose: TO LEARN & DISCUSS CONGRESSIONAL & ECONOMIC PROBLEMS IN THE US
Date: Feb 21, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $275.00
source

Destination: DC TO ELKHART, INDIANA (RND TRIP)
Sponsor: Manufactured Housing Association
Purpose: 1. ON SITE TOUR OF MANUFACTURED HOUSING FACILITY 2. REVIEW ISSUES AFFECTING MANUFACTURED HOUSING INDUSTRY
Date: Mar 17, 2003
Expense: $2,144.00
source

Destination: NEW YORK (LAGUARDIA)
Sponsor: NASDAQ
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL TRIP ABOUT NASDAQ'S INFRASTRUCTURE AND OPERATIONS
Date: May 29, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $869.68
source

Destination: PHILADELPHIA
Sponsor: Congressional Institute Inc
Purpose: LEGISLATIVE ISSUES HOUSE/SENATE RELATIONS
Date: Jan 29, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $896.00
source

Destination: DAYTONA
Sponsor: International Speedway Corporation
Purpose: TAX LAW & DEPRECIATION COSTS ON CAPITAL INVESTMENTS
Date: Feb 6, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $822.64
source

Destination: MIAMI
Sponsor: Inter-American Economic Council
Purpose: IMPROVE COMMUNICATION AND COORDINATION BETWEEN CAUCUS OFFICES AND REGION, REVIEW RECENT CARIBBEAN DEVELOPMENTS, AND DEVELOP TWO YEAR'S CAUCUS PRIORITIES.
Date: Apr 30, 2004 (3 days)
Expense: $1,702.15
source

Destination: DOMINICAN REPUBLIC-ANTIGUA
Sponsor: Inter-American Economic Council
Purpose: PARTICIPATION IN THE BUSINESS ROUNDTABLES DURING THE INTER-AMERICAN ECONOMIC COUNCIL'S 2005 CONGRESSIONAL DELEGATION TO THE DOMINICAN REPUBLIC AND ANTIGUA. MEETINGS WITH GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS AND FACT FINDING
Date: Jan 12, 2005 (4 days)
Expense: $4,982.69
source

Destination: PHILADELPHIA
Sponsor: Mercatus Center at George Mason University
Purpose: TRIPS WAS TO WORK WITH POLICY ANALYSTS AND OTHER CONGRESSIONAL STAFF ABOUT ISSUE ON THE CONGRESSIONAL AGENDA FOR 2005
Date: Feb 4, 2005 (2 days)
Expense: $671.00
source

Destination: DAYTONA, FL
Sponsor: International Speedway Corporation
Purpose: TO EXAMINE TAX ISSUES SPECIFICALLY DEALING WITH DEPRECIATION SCHEDULES FOR MAJOR ENTERTAINMENT
Date: Feb 11, 2005 (2 days)
Expense: $900.56
source

Destination: GREENBRIER
Sponsor: Congressional Institute Inc
Purpose: TO WORK WITH CONGRESSIONAL STAFF ON LEGISLATIVE ISSUE FOR 2005
Date: Mar 5, 2005 (2 days)
Expense: $534.00
source

Destination: BALTIMORE/WASHINGTON INTERNATIONAL (BWI)-MIAMI
Sponsor: Inter-American Economic Council
Purpose: PARTICIPATION IN THE INTER-AMERICAN ECONOMIC COUNCIL'S 2005 CONGRESSIONAL CARIBBEAN CAUCUS STAFF MEETINGS
Date: Apr 22, 2005 (2 days)
Expense: $1,615.81
source



* - Trips by all travelers named Will Heaton.


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

  • 11.17.14

    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.
  • 11.10.14

    Radio: The Internet of the 1930s

    Some predicted radio would be a powerful force for democratizing information and spreading knowledge to a vast population previously separated by geography or income. But the new technology also raised anxieties.