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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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(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*

Russell Middleton


Total cost of 16 trips: $17,151.60


Trips traveled under the office of Larry Combest

Destination: WYE WOODS CONFERENCE CENTER QUEENSTOWN, MD
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: AGRICULTURE COMMITTEE RETREAT
Date: Jan 28, 2000 (1 day)
Expense: $285.00
source

Destination: DUCK KEY, FL
Sponsor: National Rural Electric Cooperative Association
Purpose: TO LEARN MORE ABOUT RURAL ELECTRIC COOPS.
Date: Feb 21, 2000 (3 days)
Expense: $1,500.00
source

Destination: LUBBOCK, TX & PHOENIX, AZ
Sponsor: National Cotton Council
Purpose: INDUSTRY ORIENTATION PROGRAM
Date: Aug 7, 2000 (3 days)
Expense: $900.00
source

Destination: BAKERSFIELD, TULARE, AND VISALIA CA
Sponsor: Valley Farm Credit
Purpose: TO LEARN ABOUT AGRICULTURE IN THE SAN JOAQUIN VALLEY, CA
Date: Aug 16, 2000 (2 days)
Expense: $2,299.32
source

Destination: TULSA, OKLAHOMA CITY, OKLAHOMA
Sponsor: WICHITA FARM CREDIT
Purpose: TOUR AGRICULTURE INDUSTRY OF EAST CENTRAL OKLAHOMA
Date: Aug 23, 2000 (2 days)
Expense: $889.00
source

Destination: THIBODAUX & NEW ORLEANS, LA
Sponsor: American Sugar Cane League
Purpose: STUDY SUGAR CANE, RESEARCH, HARVEST & PROCESSING
Date: Nov 17, 2000 (2 days)
Expense: $766.00
source

Destination: HOT SPRINGS, VA
Sponsor: Grocery Manufacturers of America
Purpose: GMA CONGRESSIONAL ISSUES FORUM
Date: May 18, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $659.50
source

Destination: ORLANDO, FL
Sponsor: Farm Credit Council
Purpose: PARTICIPATE IN FCC 19TH ANNUAL MEETING LEGISLATIVE SESSION AND OTHER RELATED SESSIONS.
Date: Jan 17, 2002 (5 days)
Expense: $1,380.81
source


Trips traveled under the office of Bob Goodlatte

Destination: MIAMI, FL
Sponsor: Farm Credit Council
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN PANEL DISCUSSION
Date: Jan 17, 2004 (3 days)
Expense: $768.57
source

Destination: ELKINS & ROMNEY, WV
Sponsor: Farm Credit of the Virginias
Purpose: TO LEARN MORE ABOUT AGRICULTURE OF WEST VIRGINIA
Date: Jun 29, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $320.00
source

Destination:
Sponsor: American Sugar Alliance
Purpose: TO BETTER UNDERSTAND CURRENT CONCERNS OF THE SUGAR INDUSTRY
Date: Aug 7, 2004 (4 days)
Expense: $1,960.27
source


Trips traveled under the office of Collin Peterson

Destination: WEST PALM BEACH, FL-FLORIDA EVERGLADES-WEST PALM BEACH-DCA
Sponsor: FL SUGAR CANE LEAGUE/SUGAR CANE GROWERS COOPERATIVE OF FL
Purpose: TO LEARN OF THE CHALLENGES FACING THE AMERICAN SUGAR CANE INDUSTRY
Date: Feb 23, 2005 (2 days)
Expense: $996.00
source

Destination: LOUISVILLE KY TO LEXINGTON, KY TO LOUISVILLE, KY
Sponsor: Council for Burley Tobacco and affiliates
Purpose: SPECIFICALLY, TO LEARN MORE ABOUT ISSUES FACING TOBACCO PRODUCERS AND GENERALLY TO LEARN ABOUT THE IMPORTANCE OF AGRICULTURE TO KENTUCKY
Date: Aug 1, 2005 (2 days)
Expense: $589.65
source

Destination: WASHINGTON, DC TO BOISE, IDAHO TO SUN VALLEY, IDAHO
Sponsor: American Sugar Alliance
Purpose: TO HEAR AND DISCUSS THE CONCERNS AND ISSUES FACING THE DOMESTIC SWEETNER INDUSTRY
Date: Aug 6, 2005 (4 days)
Expense: $1,498.14
source

Destination: MINNEAPOLIS
Sponsor: MINNESOTA CORN GROWERS
Purpose: TO LEARN MORE ABOUT THE MINNESOTA CORN AND ETHANOL INDUSTRY
Date: Aug 19, 2005 (2 days)
Expense: $1,039.34
source


Trips traveled under the office of Charles Stenholm

Destination: NEMACOLIN, PA
Sponsor: National Rural Electric Cooperative Association
Purpose: TO ATTEND A SERIES OF BRIEFINGS ON THE CHALLENGES FACING ELECTRIC COOPERATIVES
Date: Oct 17, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $1,300.00
source



* - Trips by all travelers named Russell Middleton.


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.