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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*

Jason Roe


Total cost of 15 trips: $37,749.29


Trips traveled under the office of Tom Feeney

Destination: FREEDOM TO PROSPER RETREAT
Sponsor: Mercatus Center at George Mason University
Purpose: CHIEF OF STAFF RETREAT
Date: Feb 21, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $275.00
source

Destination: CONGRESSIONAL ROUNDTABLE DISCUSSIONS 2/28, 3/1, 3/2 AT C
Sponsor: Community Financial Services Association of America
Purpose: PARTICIPATED IN CONGRESSIONAL ROUNDTABLES DURING CONF
Date: Feb 28, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $1,953.97
source

Destination: ALEXANDRIA, VA-CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA-WASH, DC
Sponsor: Richard Norman Co
Purpose: POLICY RETREAT. I SERVED ON A PANEL
Date: Oct 5, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $570.00
source

Destination: NEW YORK
Sponsor: Microsoft Corporation
Purpose:
Date: Oct 20, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $1,654.22
source

Destination: HOT SPRINGS, WV
Sponsor: Congressional Institute Inc
Purpose: BICAMERAL CHIEFS OF STAFF RETREAT
Date: Oct 23, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $1,454.00
source

Destination: WASH DC-BAGHDAD, IRAQ, INDIANAPOLIS, IN
Sponsor: International Republican Institute
Purpose: WORK WITH IRI TO CONDUCT AN ASSESSMENT OF EMERGING POLITICAL PARTIES
Date: Nov 30, 2003 (21 days)
Expense: $5,763.35
source

Destination: SOUFRIERE, ST. LUCIA-ST. JOHNS ANTIGUA
Sponsor: Inter-American Economic Council
Purpose: PARTICIPATION IN THE BUSINESS ROUNDTABLES DURING THE INTER-AMERICAN ECONOMIC COUNCIL'S 2004 CONGRESSIONAL DELEGATION TO ST. LUCIA & ANTIGUA
Date: Jan 14, 2004 (4 days)
Expense: $8,233.50
source

Destination: PHILADELPHIA
Sponsor: Mercatus Center at George Mason University
Purpose: CHIEFS OF STAFF RETREAT
Date: Feb 27, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $639.00
source

Destination: NEW YORK CITY
Sponsor: Congressional Institute Inc
Purpose: BICAMERAL CHIEFS OF STAFF PLANNING RETREAT
Date: Mar 11, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $1,011.00
source

Destination: MIAMI
Sponsor: Inter-American Economic Council
Purpose: CARIBBEAN TRADE MINISTERIAL
Date: May 24, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $712.00
source

Destination: PUNTA CANA, DOMINICAN REP-ST. JOHN'S, ANTIGUA
Sponsor: Inter-American Economic Council
Purpose: PARTICIPATION IN THE BUSINESS ROUNDTABLES DURING THE INTER-AMERICAN ECO. COUNCIL'S 2005 CONGRESSIONAL DELEGATION TO THE DOM. REPUBLIC & ANTIGUA
Date: Jan 12, 2005 (4 days)
Expense: $4,982.69
source

Destination: WASHINGTON, DC (DULLES) TO PARIS, FRANCE TO STUTTGART GERMANY
Sponsor: International Management and Development Institute
Purpose: U.S.-FRENCH CONGRESSIONAL ROUNDTABLE & US-GERMAN CONGRESSIONAL ROUNDTABLE
Date: Feb 20, 2005 (5 days)
Expense: $3,721.60
source

Destination: STUTTGART, GERMANY TO LONDON, ENGLAND TO WASHINGTON, DC
Sponsor: International Association of Amusement Parks & Attractions
Purpose: SPEAKING ENGAGEMENT (MEMBER) AT THE BALPPA PARLIAMENTARY LUNCH
Date: Feb 25, 2005 (4 days)
Expense: $4,508.28
source

Destination: WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, WEST VIRGINA
Sponsor: Congressional Institute Inc
Purpose: BICAMERAL CHIEFS OF STAFF RETREAT AT THE GREENBRIER
Date: Mar 3, 2005 (2 days)
Expense: $1,006.00
source

Destination: LOS ANGELES-SAN DIEGO
Sponsor: Heritage Foundation
Purpose: THE HERITAGE FOUNDATION & PEPPERDINE UNIVERSITY MAKING THE GOAL OF ENTITLEMENT REFORM A REALITY
Date: Aug 15, 2005 (4 days)
Expense: $1,264.68
source



* - Trips by all travelers named Jason Roe.


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.