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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*

Stephen Higginbothom


Total cost of 13 trips: $16,017.05


Trips traveled under the office of Thad Cochran

Destination: ST. LOUIS, MISSOURI
Sponsor: St Louis Agri-Business Club
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL TOUR OF ST. LOUIS AREA AGRI-BUSINESS INTERESTS.
Date: Aug 18, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $640.69
source

Destination: NEW ORLEANS, LA
Sponsor: NATIONAL ALLIANCE OF INDEPENDENT CROP CONSULTANTS
Purpose: PARTICIPATE IN THE NATIONAL ALLIANCE OF INDEPENDENT CROP CONSULTANTS ANNUAL MEETING
Date: Jan 21, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $298.00
source

Destination: DUCK KEY, FL
Sponsor: National Rural Electric Cooperative Association
Purpose: EDUCATION TOUR OF RURAL ELECTRIC FACILITIES; FOCUSING ON ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACTS AND CHALLENGES FACING THE INDUSTRY
Date: Apr 14, 2004 (3 days)
Expense: $1,600.00
source

Destination: SOUTHERN ALABAMA
Sponsor: Georgia Peanut Commission
Purpose: TOUR PEANUT GROWING REGION AND PEANUT SHELLING FACILITIES
Date: May 14, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $1,166.90
source

Destination: NASHVILLE, NORTH CAROLINA
Sponsor: Universal Leaf Tobacco Co
Purpose: TOUR TOBACCO FARMS AND A TOBACCO LEAF PROCESSING FACILITY
Date: Aug 27, 2004
Expense: $438.88
source


Trips traveled under the office of Blanche Lincoln

Destination: CORY, N.C. - ST. LOUIS MO - MEMPHIS, TN
Sponsor: National Cotton Council
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL TOUR AT VARIOUS SECTOR INDUSTRY ASPECTS
Date: Apr 17, 2000 (2 days)
Expense: $2,068.00
source


Trips traveled under the office of Zell Miller

Destination: D.C.-RALEIGH N.L. ST. LOUIS MO-MEMPHIS TN-GREENVILLE MS-NEW ORLEANS LA
Sponsor: National Cotton Council
Purpose: COTTON INDUSTRY EDUCATION AND ORIENTATION TOUR
Date: Apr 17, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $3,271.24
source

Destination: SAVANNAH GA, DOUGLAS GA, ALBANY GA, COLUMBUS GA, ATLANTA GA
Sponsor: Southern Southeastern Inc
Purpose: COTTON INDUSTRY EDUCATION TOUR-SOUTHEAST CONGRESSIONAL TOUR
Date: Aug 20, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $1,001.52
source

Destination: LUBBOCK, TX AND PHOENIX, AZ
Sponsor: National Cotton Council
Purpose: VIEW METHODS OF COTTON PRODUCTION, MANUFACTURING AND IRRIGATION IN THE SOUTHWEST UNITED STATES
Date: Apr 2, 2002 (3 days)
Expense: $2,414.31
source

Destination: RESEARCH TRIANGLE, NORTH CAROLINA
Sponsor: BIOTECHNOLOGY INDUSTRY ORGANIZATION CROP LIFE AMERICA
Purpose: TOUR RESEARCH FACILITIES LOCATED IN RESEARCH TRIANGLE, FOCUS ON BIOTECHNOLOGY
Date: Jun 5, 2002 (2 days)
Expense: $573.50
source

Destination: PANAMA CITY, FL
Sponsor: Southern Peanut Farmers' Federation
Purpose: SPEAK AT THE FEDERATIONS ANNUAL MEETING AND ACCEPT AN AWARD ON BEHALF OF SENATOR MILLER
Date: Jul 20, 2002 (3 days)
Expense: $815.51
source

Destination: THIBODAUX LA-NEW ORLEANS LA
Sponsor: LOUISIANA SUGAR INDUSTRY
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL TRIP REGARDING SUGAR CANE INDUSTRY
Date: Nov 15, 2002 (2 days)
Expense: $733.50
source

Destination: SAN DIEGO, CA
Sponsor: Biotechnology Industry Organization
Purpose: BIOTECHNOLOGY FACILITIES TOUR
Date: Feb 19, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $995.00
source



* - Trips by all travelers named Stephen Higginbothom.


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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  • 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.