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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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Trips by*

Steve Stombres


Total cost of 14 trips: $17,006.33


Trips traveled under the office of Eric Cantor

Destination: NEW YORK
Sponsor: Securities Industry Association
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL FORUM ON SECURITIES INDUSTRY
Date: May 30, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $1,001.00
source

Destination: ST. MICHAELS, MD
Sponsor: Congressional Institute Inc
Purpose: LEADERSHIP RETREAT
Date: Jan 29, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $717.00
source

Destination: GREENBRIAR WV
Sponsor: Congressional Institute Inc
Purpose: CONFERENCE RETREAT
Date: Feb 6, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $1,214.00
source

Destination: HOMESTEAD, VA
Sponsor: Congressional Institute Inc
Purpose: CHIEF OF STAFF RETREAT
Date: Oct 23, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $671.25
source

Destination: SYRACUSE, NY
Sponsor: Chamber of Commerce for the USA
Purpose: CONGRESSIONAL RETREAT ON SUSTAINABLE DESIGN DEVELOPMENT
Date: Nov 1, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $2,974.00
source

Destination: ST. MICHAEL'S, MD
Sponsor: Congressional Institute Inc
Purpose: HOUSE LEADERSHIP RETREAT
Date: Jan 14, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $900.21
source

Destination: PHILADELPHIA
Sponsor: Congressional Institute Inc
Purpose: HOUSE REPUBLICAN RETREAT
Date: Jan 29, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $896.00
source

Destination: NEW YORK
Sponsor: Congressional Institute Inc
Purpose: BICAMERAL CHIEFS OF STAFF RETREAT
Date: Mar 11, 2004 (3 days)
Expense: $1,011.00
source

Destination: SAN DIEGO CA
Sponsor: United States Telecom Association and state affiliates
Purpose: TELECOMMUNICATIONS STAFF BRIEFINGS
Date: Apr 13, 2004 (3 days)
Expense: $1,852.88
source

Destination: SAN FRANCISCO, CA
Sponsor: Information Technology Industry Council
Purpose: CONGRESSIONAL STAFF FORUM
Date: Aug 8, 2004 (3 days)
Expense: $2,306.00
source

Destination: IRVINGTON, VA
Sponsor: Congressional Institute Inc
Purpose: ELC RETREAT
Date: Nov 30, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $728.00
source

Destination: WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, WV
Sponsor: Congressional Institute Inc
Purpose: BICAMERIAL RETREAT
Date: Jan 27, 2005 (2 days)
Expense: $820.00
source

Destination: FORT MYERS, FL
Sponsor: American Bankers Association
Purpose: LLAC WINTER CONFERENCE
Date: Feb 10, 2005 (2 days)
Expense: $1,371.99
source

Destination: WHITE SULPHER SPRINGS WV
Sponsor: Congressional Institute Inc
Purpose: CHIEF OF STAFF RETREAT
Date: Mar 3, 2005 (1 day)
Expense: $543.00
source



* - Trips by all travelers named Steve Stombres.


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.