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(Photos: Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library)

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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

Jack Reed


Total cost of 48 office trips: $56,580.32


Trips by Jack Reed
Total cost of congressperson's 11 trips: $23,373.77

Destination: FT. LAUDERDALE, FLORIDA
Sponsor: Harvard University
Purpose: HEALTH POLICY CONFERENCE
Date: Jan 20, 2000 (2 days)
Expense: $1,631.20
source

Destination: ORLANDO, FLORIDA
Sponsor: American Bankers Association
Purpose: SPEECH AT THE ANNUAL WINTER CONFERENCE
Date: Feb 25, 2000 (1 day)
Expense: $1,977.00
source

Destination: PROVIDENCE, RI TO NEWPORT, RI
Sponsor: NEW ENGLAND INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY
Purpose: POLICE GATHERING
Date: May 7, 2000
Expense: $800.00
source

Destination: JAPAN, CHINA, TAIWAN
Sponsor: Mansfield Foundation
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL
Date: Aug 1, 2000 (10 days)
Expense: $6,204.11
source

Destination: MIAMI, FLORIDA
Sponsor: Harvard University
Purpose: HEALTH POLICY CONFERENCE
Date: Jan 11, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $2,770.70
source

Destination: ASPEN, COLORADO
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: ASPEN INSTITUTE POLICY CONFERENCE - (AMERICA AND EUROPE)
Date: Aug 10, 2001 (5 days)
Expense: $2,039.00
source

Destination: ASPEN, COLORADO
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: ASPEN INSTITUTE POLICY CONFERENCE
Date: Aug 4, 2002 (4 days)
Expense: $1,600.00
source

Destination: ROCHESTER, NY
Sponsor: HOBART AND WILLIAM SMITH COLLEGES
Purpose: SPEAKING ENGAGEMENT
Date: Apr 13, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $875.02
source

Destination: ASPEN, COLORADO
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: FACT FINDING MISSION
Date: Aug 2, 2003 (5 days)
Expense: $2,383.04
source

Destination: ASPEN, CO
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: FACT FINDING MISSION
Date: Jul 31, 2004 (3 days)
Expense: $2,287.00
source

Destination: SAN FRANCISCO, SILICON VALLEY, OAKLAND, AND SACRAMENTO, CA
Sponsor: American Israel Public Affairs Committee and affiliates
Purpose: TO DELIVER KEYNOTE ADDRESSES ON U.S.-ISRAEL RELATIONSHIP AND ISSUES AT FOUR AIPAC EVENTS
Date: Dec 11, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $806.70
source


Congressional staff traveling under the office of Jack Reed

Jonathan Berger
Jason Connors
Thomas Evans
John Hattervick
Elizabeth King
Nancy Langrall
Peter Lawrence
Didem Nisanci
Kara Nugent
Kristen Sarri
Elyse Wasch
Wendy Wierzbicki



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

    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.