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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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Office of

Frank Murkowski


Total cost of 79 office trips: $205,977.40


Trips by Frank Murkowski
Total cost of congressperson's 14 trips: $56,177.47

Destination: LONDON AND MADRID
Sponsor: BP, RIO TINTO, EDISON ELECTRIC INSTITUTE
Purpose: WORLD ENERGY BRIEFINGS BY BP, INTL. MINERAL MARKET FORECAST FOR 2000 AND BEYOND BRIEFINGS BY RIO TINTO, MEETING WITH SPANISH ELECTRIC ASSOCIATION AND A SITE VISIT TO THEIR NUCLEAR PLANT FACILITIES
Date: Jan 9, 2000 (6 days)
Expense: $5,644.37
source

Destination: SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH
Sponsor: MGN Inc
Purpose: SITE VISIT, SKULL VALLEY NUCLEAR DISPOSAL SITE
Date: Feb 14, 2000
Expense: $2,842.06
source

Destination: PUERTO RICO
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: PARTICIPANT, GLOBAL ENVIRONMENT CONFERENCE
Date: Feb 18, 2000 (3 days)
Expense: $4,392.60
source

Destination: PALM SPRINGS, CA
Sponsor: Pacific Seafood Processors Association
Purpose: SPEECH
Date: Feb 27, 2000 (2 days)
Expense: $6,508.00
source

Destination: THE GREENBRIAR, WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, WV
Sponsor: American Bankers Association
Purpose: SPEECH AT ANNUAL MEETING
Date: Jul 14, 2000 (2 days)
Expense: $1,690.45
source

Destination: PHILADELPHIA, PA (MINN. TO PHILA. TO DC)
Sponsor: US Association for Energy Economics
Purpose: SPEECH TO ANNUAL CONFERENCE
Date: Sep 25, 2000
Expense: $1,387.00
source

Destination: TUSCON, AZ
Sponsor: Edison Electric Institute
Purpose: SPEECH AND DISCUSSION PANEL PARTICIPANT AT THE INSTITUTE'S CEO MEETING
Date: Jan 11, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $6,234.29
source

Destination: NEW ORLEANS, LA
Sponsor: Conoco Phillips
Purpose: SHIP CHRISTENING
Date: Mar 2, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $3,571.88
source

Destination: ANCHORAGE VALDEZ FAIRBANKS, DEADHORSE, KATAVIK NULGOUT ABD, BURROW, ALEXA
Sponsor: ALYESKA PIPELINE SERVICES CO., ERA AVIATION
Purpose: FACT-FINDING TRIP RELATED TO THE EXPLORATION DEVELOPMENT AND TRANSPORTATION OF OIL AND GAS FROM THE ALASKA NORTH SLOPE AND ASSOCIATED COMMUNITIES
Date: Mar 30, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $2,340.00
source

Destination: BIG SPRING, TEXAS
Sponsor: TXU Corporation
Purpose: WIND POWER TOUR AND ENERGY/NUCLEAR BRIEFING
Date: Apr 27, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $3,556.00
source

Destination: SCOTTSDALE, AZ
Sponsor: Williams Companies
Purpose: SPEECH
Date: Apr 29, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $4,747.00
source

Destination: FLORENCE, ITALY
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: CONFERENCE ON CONVERGENCE OF U.S. NATIONAL SECURITY AND THE GLOBAL ENVIRONMENT
Date: May 29, 2001 (5 days)
Expense: $9,844.92
source

Destination: TALKEETNA, ALASKA
Sponsor: Waterfall Committee
Purpose: ALASKA 2001 YOUTH SUMMIT
Date: Oct 19, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $1,906.90
source

Destination: NEW YORK, NEW YORK
Sponsor: Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines Inc
Purpose: CONGRESSIONAL OVERVIEW CRUISE
Date: Nov 10, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $1,512.00
source


Congressional staff traveling under the office of Frank Murkowski

James Beirne
Joseph Brenckle
Colleen Deegan
Christine Drager
David Dye
Isaac Edwards
Kathleen Elder
Ivette Fernandez
Charles Freeman
David Garman
Joel Gilbertson
Kelly Johnson
Daniel Kish
Andrew Lundquist
Brian Malnak
Nancy Murkowski
Kristin Phillips
Howard Useem
William Woolf



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.