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(Photos: Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library)

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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*

Anne Simmons


Total cost of 12 trips: $10,970.24


Trips traveled under the office of Larry Combest

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

Destination: SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH
Sponsor: NATIONAL FARMERS UNION
Purpose: PARTICIPATE IN PANEL DISCUSSION DURING THE GROUP'S ANNUAL MEETING.
Date: Feb 26, 2000 (1 day)
Expense: $620.00
source

Destination: TOLEDO, OH
Sponsor: SOIL WATER CONSERVATION SOCIETY
Purpose: PARTICIPATE IN PANEL ON 2002 FARM BILL
Date: May 30, 2000 (1 day)
Expense: $576.84
source

Destination: NEW ORLEANS, LA
Sponsor: AMERICAN SOYBEAN ASSOCIATION & AMERICAN SOYBEAN INDUSTRY COUNCIL
Purpose: PARTICIPATE ON PANEL REGARDING 2002 FARM BILL
Date: Aug 30, 2000 (1 day)
Expense: $1,116.46
source

Destination: ROCHESTER, NY
Sponsor: NATIONAL FARMERS UNION
Purpose: PARTICIPATE IN PANEL ON FARM BILL
Date: Mar 2, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $834.40
source

Destination: RALEIGH, NC; ST. LOUIS, MO; MEMPHIS, TN
Sponsor: National Cotton Council
Purpose: LEARN ABOUT VARIOUS SEGMENTS OF COTTON INDUSTRY
Date: Apr 17, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $2,975.24
source


Trips traveled under the office of Bob Goodlatte

Destination: SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS
Sponsor: American Agricultural Law Association
Purpose: PARTICIPATE IN PANEL ON FARM POLICY
Date: Oct 17, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $633.38
source

Destination: SHENANDOAH VALLEY, VIRGINIA
Sponsor: US Apple Association
Purpose: TO VIEW GROWING AND PROCESSING OF APPLES
Date: Oct 27, 2003
Expense: $76.00
source


Trips traveled under the office of Collin Peterson

Destination: SIOUX FALLS, SD
Sponsor: SOUTH DAKOTA CORN GROWERS ASSOCIATION
Purpose: SPEAK TO ANNUAL MEETING OF SD CORN GROWERS REGARDING UPCOMING FARM BILL DEBATE AND OTHER AG POLICY ISSUES
Date: Jan 7, 2005 (2 days)
Expense: $417.30
source

Destination: PARIS, FRANCE-BRUSSELS, BELGIUM
Sponsor: American Soybean Association
Purpose: EU TRADE MISSION TO LEARN ABOUT EU REGULATIONS AFFECTING U.S. PRODUCTS, AND US PRODUCTION AND TRADE OF BIODIESEL
Date: May 29, 2005 (6 days)
Expense: $3,024.83
source

Destination: SALISBURY, MD
Sponsor: National Oilseed Processors Association
Purpose: VISIT SOYBEAN PROCESSING, FACILITY TO VIEW OIL SPILL PREVENTION MITIGATION ACTIVITIES
Date: Aug 30, 2005
Expense: $39.20
source


Trips traveled under the office of Charles Stenholm

Destination: AMES, IOWA
Sponsor: IOWA CORN GROWERS ASSOCIATION
Purpose: SPEAK TO JOINT ANNUAL MEETING OF IA CORN GROWERS ASSOCIATION AND IA SOYBEAN PRODUCERS ASSOCIATION REGARDING NEXT FARM BILL
Date: Dec 15, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $371.59
source



* - Trips by all travelers named Anne Simmons.


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.