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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*

Tom Sell


Total cost of 11 trips: $7,152.78


Trips traveled under the office of Larry Combest

Destination: AMARILLO, TX
Sponsor: TEXAS CATTLEFEEDERS ASSOCIATION
Purpose: TO LEARN ABOUT CATTLE FEEDING INDUSTRY.
Date: Jan 9, 2000 (2 days)
Expense: $583.00
source

Destination: WYE WOODS CONFERENCE CENTER, QUEENSTOWN, MD
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: AGRICULTURE COMMITTEE RETREAT
Date: Jan 25, 2000 (4 days)
Expense: $285.00
source

Destination: NEMACOLIN RESORT, PA
Sponsor: Congressional Institute Inc
Purpose: REPUBLICAN CONFERENCE RETREAT/STAFF
Date: Feb 3, 2000 (2 days)
Expense: $540.00
source

Destination: STEAMBOAT SPRINGS, CO
Sponsor: American Sugar Alliance
Purpose: TO ATTEND INTERNATIONAL SWEETENER SYMPOSIUM.
Date: Aug 6, 2000 (3 days)
Expense: $1,396.45
source

Destination: DALLAS, TX
Sponsor: Food Marketing Institute
Purpose:
Date: Aug 28, 2000 (1 day)
Expense: $673.78
source

Destination: ORLANDO, FLORIDA
Sponsor: Florida Forum on Agriculture Resources and Management
Purpose: ATTEND 1-DAY FORUM ON ISSUES IMPORTANT TO FLORIDA AGRICULTURE.
Date: Nov 29, 2000 (1 day)
Expense: $373.34
source

Destination: DEARBORN, MI
Sponsor: Council of State Governments
Purpose: SPEAK TO AG. POLICY TASK FORCE
Date: Dec 8, 2000 (1 day)
Expense: $700.59
source

Destination: WILLIAMSBURG, VA
Sponsor: Congressional Institute Inc
Purpose: STAFF REPUBLICAN RETREAT
Date: Feb 1, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $628.00
source

Destination: ROCHESTER, NY
Sponsor: NATIONAL FARMERS UNION
Purpose: SPEAK AT NFU CONVENTION
Date: Mar 2, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $820.40
source

Destination: MARCO ISLAND, FLA
Sponsor: NATIONAL PORK PRODUCERS COUNCIL
Purpose: SPEAK TO PORK ACTION GROUP.
Date: Dec 5, 2002 (1 day)
Expense: $412.61
source


Trips traveled under the office of Bob Goodlatte

Destination: GALVESTON, TX
Sponsor: Groundwater Management Districts Association
Purpose: TO ATTEND MEETINGS AND ADDRESS THE GROUP ON RELEVANT ITEMS IN THE 2002 FORM BILL
Date: Jan 12, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $739.61
source



* - Trips by all travelers named Tom Sell.


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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    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.