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The First Family of Radio

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Office of

Lamar Alexander


Total cost of 24 office trips: $54,474.77


Trips by Lamar Alexander
Total cost of congressperson's 7 trips: $19,792.15

Destination: BALTIMORE, MARYLAND
Sponsor: Heritage Foundation
Purpose: HERITAGE FOUNDATION NEW MEMBERS ORIENTATION
Date: Jan 13, 2003
Expense: $225.78
source

Destination: BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS
Sponsor: Harvard University
Purpose: PARTICIPATE IN ANNUAL DEAN'S CONFERENCE, JOHN F. KENNEDY SCHOOL OF GOVERNMENT, HARVARD UNIVERSITY
Date: Apr 30, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $1,129.39
source

Destination: DALLAS, TEXAS
Sponsor: Cistercian Preparatory School
Purpose: COMMENCEMENT ADDRESS
Date: May 15, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $2,758.38
source

Destination: JACKSON HOLE, WYOMING
Sponsor: Alliance for School Choice
Purpose: SPEAKING ENGAGEMENT
Date: Aug 5, 2004 (3 days)
Expense: $2,536.00
source

Destination: VENICE, ITALY
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: TO ATTEND CONGRESSIONAL CONFERENCE ON U.S.-RUSSIA-EUROPE: A COOPERATIVE EFFORT
Date: Aug 21, 2004 (6 days)
Expense: $8,329.20
source

Destination: CHARLOTTESVILLE, VIRGINIA
Sponsor: University of Virginia
Purpose: SPEAKER AT EDUCATION CONFERENCE
Date: Nov 4, 2004
Expense: $970.40
source

Destination: CANCUN, MEXICO
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: CONGRESSIONAL CONFERENCE ON EDUCATION REFORM
Date: Feb 22, 2005 (4 days)
Expense: $3,843.00
source


Congressional staff traveling under the office of Lamar Alexander

Kristin Bannerman
Austin Bryan
Christine Dodd
Alice Ganier
Tom Ingram
Marguerite Sallee
Sharon Segner
Matt Sonnesyn
Bill Sullivan
Tim Valentine
Brent Wiles



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

    The Utility of a PhD

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  • 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.