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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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    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*

Ed Mcdonald


Total cost of 26 trips: $38,945.54


Trips traveled under the office of Howard Coble

Destination: CASABLANCA, RABAT, MARRAKECH IN MOROCCO AND LAAYOUNE IN WESTERN SAHARA
Sponsor: US-Morocco Affairs Council
Purpose: TO MEET WITH MEMBERS OF PARLIAMENT ALONG WITH OFFICIALS IN PUBLIC AND PRIVATE SECTORS TO DISCUSS MUTUAL US-MOROCCO ISSUE
Date: Jan 11, 2000 (7 days)
Expense: $1,754.09
source

Destination: CHARLOTTESVILLE, VIRGINIA
Sponsor: Mercatus Center at George Mason University
Purpose: ATTEND THE ANNUAL CHIEFS OF STAFF RETREAT
Date: Jan 20, 2000 (2 days)
Expense: $434.00
source

Destination: LAS VEGAS, NEVADA
Sponsor: Nuclear Energy Institute
Purpose: TOUR THE PROPOSED YUCCA MOUNTAIN NUCLEAR WASTE REPOSITORY SITE
Date: Feb 23, 2000 (3 days)
Expense: $1,179.26
source

Destination: NEW YORK, NEW YORK
Sponsor: National Cable and Telecommunications Association and affiliated cable organizations
Purpose: TO DISCUSS ISSUES AFFECTING THE CABLE TELEVISION INDUSTRY AND MEET WITH CABLE PROGRAMMERS
Date: Jun 22, 2000 (2 days)
Expense: $1,395.54
source

Destination: NASHVILLE, TN
Sponsor: Recording Industry Association of America
Purpose: ATTEND BRIEFINGS ON ISSUES AFFECTING MUSIC INDUSTRY
Date: Apr 27, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $1,133.50
source

Destination: SAN JOSE, CALIFORNIA
Sponsor: Silicon Valley Public Affairs Group
Purpose: TO ATTEND BRIEFINGS AND DEMONSTRATIONS ON ISSUES AFFECTING THE HIGH-TECH INDUSTRY.
Date: May 30, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $1,761.87
source

Destination: NASHVILLE, TENNESSEE
Sponsor: Recording Industry Association of America
Purpose: TO ATTEND BRIEFINGS ON ISSUES AFFECTING THE MUSIC INDUSTRY
Date: Jun 15, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $880.00
source

Destination: NEW YORK, NY
Sponsor: INTERNATIONAL COUNCIL OF CRUISE LINES
Purpose: TO RECEIVE BRIEFING ON TRAVEL INDUSTRY ISSUES AND PARTICIPATE IN NEW SHIP-NAMING CEREMONY
Date: Nov 12, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $287.00
source

Destination: JAKARTA, YOGYAKARTA AND BALI, INDONESIA
Sponsor: United States-Indonesia Society
Purpose: TO MEET WITH VARIOUS INDONESIAN OFFICIALS AND GROUPS TO DISCUSS ISSUESAFFECTING US-INDONESIAN RELATIONS
Date: Jan 13, 2002 (7 days)
Expense: $7,411.90
source

Destination: WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, WEST VIRGINIA
Sponsor: Congressional Institute Inc
Purpose: ATTEND THE HOUSE/SENATE CHIEFS OF STAFF RETREAT
Date: Feb 19, 2002 (2 days)
Expense: $624.00
source

Destination: YORKTOWN HEIGHTS, NY, HAWTHORNE
Sponsor: IBM Corporation
Purpose: TO OBSERVE IBM TECHNOLOGY UPDATES AND MEET WITH VARIOUS OFFICIALS TO DISCUSS HIGH-TECH ISSUES
Date: Apr 4, 2002 (1 day)
Expense: $807.96
source

Destination: NASHVILLE, TENNESSEE
Sponsor: Recording Industry Association of America
Purpose: TO ATTEND BRIEFINGS ON ISSUES AFFECTING THE MUSIC INDUSTRY
Date: Jun 13, 2002 (3 days)
Expense: $1,097.00
source

Destination: NEMACOLIN, PA
Sponsor: ALCATEL, AMAZON, ASSOC. FOR COMPTETITIVE TECHNOLOGY, AT&T, EIA, INFINEON, LEVEL (3), LUCENT, MICROSOFT, SATELLITE BROADCASTING ASSOC., SPRINT, VONTU, AND YAHOO (COORD BY DUTKOR GROUP)
Purpose: TO ATTEND TECH POLICY 2004, THE SIXTH ANNUAL LEGISLATIVE CONFERENCE ON THE INTERNET
Date: Mar 5, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $880.78
source

Destination: NEW YORK, NY
Sponsor: Congressional Institute Inc
Purpose: TO ATTEND THE BICAMERAL CHIEF OF STAFF RETREAT
Date: Mar 11, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $1,011.00
source

Destination: CAMBRIDGE, MD
Sponsor: Telecommunications Industry Association
Purpose: TO ATTEND TIA'S 5TH ANNUAL SPRING POLICY SUMMIT
Date: Mar 26, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $574.00
source

Destination: SEATTLE, WA
Sponsor: Microsoft Corporation
Purpose: TO VISIT MICROSOFT HEADQUARTERS CAMPUS AND TO PARTICIPATE IN POLICY DISCUSSIONS ON ISSUES AFFECTING THE INDUSTRY.
Date: Apr 12, 2004 (5 days)
Expense: $1,881.64
source

Destination: MYRTLE BEACH, SC
Sponsor: Myrtle Beach Chamber of Commerce
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN A CONFERENCE ON THE FUTURE OF INTERSTATE-73
Date: Apr 29, 2004 (3 days)
Expense: $1,305.00
source

Destination: LOS ANGELES, CA
Sponsor: News Corporation Ltd
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN DISCUSSIONS ABOUT ISSUES AFFECTING THE BROADCASTING AND FILM INDUSTRIES AND TO MEET WITH OFFICIALS AND TOUR FACILITIES IMPACTED BY THOSE ISSUES.
Date: May 22, 2004 (5 days)
Expense: $1,975.00
source

Destination: CHICAGO, IL
Sponsor: National Food Processors Association
Purpose: TO OBSERVE FOOD PROCESSING FACILITIES FIRST-HAND AND TO DISCUSS ISSUES IMPORTANT TO THE INDUSTRY WITH THOSE WHO WORK IN THESE PLANTS.
Date: Aug 10, 2004 (3 days)
Expense: $1,161.00
source

Destination: LAS VEGAS, NV
Sponsor: Consumer Electronics Association
Purpose: TO ATTEND THE 2005 INTERNATIONAL CONSUMER ELECTRONICS SHOW
Date: Jan 5, 2005 (4 days)
Expense: $2,221.74
source

Destination: PHILADELPHIA, PA
Sponsor: Mercatus Center at George Mason University
Purpose: TO ATTEND THE 2005 BICAMERAL CHIEF OF STAFF RETREAT
Date: Feb 4, 2005 (2 days)
Expense: $636.00
source

Destination: SARASOTA, FL
Sponsor: United States Telecom Association and state affiliates
Purpose: TO ATTEND THE USTA CONGRESSIONAL STAFF BRIEFING
Date: Feb 22, 2005 (6 days)
Expense: $1,779.50
source

Destination: CAMBRIDGE, MD
Sponsor: Telecommunications Industry Association
Purpose: TO ATTEND 6TH ANNUAL SPRING POLICY SUMMIT WHICH CONDUCTED A SERIES OF MEETINGS AND SEMINARS ON ISSUES AFFECTING THE COMMUNICATIONS TECHNOLOGY INDUSTRY
Date: Apr 8, 2005 (1 day)
Expense: $560.00
source

Destination: LAS VEGAS, NV
Sponsor: News Corporation Ltd
Purpose: TO ATTEND ANNUAL CONGRESSIONAL STAFF RETREAT TO BE BRIEFED ON ISSUES FACING THE BROADCASTING INDUSTRY
Date: May 31, 2005 (5 days)
Expense: $1,625.00
source

Destination: SAN FRANCISCO, CA
Sponsor: Food Products Association
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN THE 2005 CONGRESSIONAL FIELD STUDY OF VARIOUS FOOD PROCESSING FACILITIES IN NORTHERN CALIFORNIA
Date: Aug 9, 2005 (3 days)
Expense: $1,628.00
source

Destination: SINGAPORE
Sponsor: Singapore International Foundation
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN A SERIES OF BRIEFINGS AND MEETINGS WITH OFFICIALS IN SINGAPORE TO DISCUSS RELATIONS BETWEEN THE UNITED STATES AND SINGAPORE
Date: Aug 27, 2005 (6 days)
Expense: $2,940.76
source



* - Trips by all travelers named Ed Mcdonald.


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.