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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

Eleanor Holmes Norton


Total cost of 19 office trips: $21,406.43


Trips by Eleanor Holmes Norton
Total cost of congressperson's 17 trips: $19,180.47

Destination: PHILADELPHIA, PA
Sponsor: Historical Society of US District Court Eastern District of Pennsylvania
Purpose: PARTICIPATING IN THE UNVEILING CEREMONY FOR CHIEF JUDGE LEON HIGGINBOTHAM, JR.'S PORTRAIT
Date: Oct 26, 2000
Expense: $242.00
source

Destination: ALBANY, GA
Sponsor: Albany State University
Purpose: GIVING THE 2000 FALL COMMENCEMENT ADDRESS AT ALBANY STATE UNIVERSITY
Date: Dec 8, 2000 (2 days)
Expense: $689.00
source

Destination: NEW YORK, NY
Sponsor: City University Television
Purpose: PARTICIPATED IN A PANEL DISCUSSION ON THE LEGACY OF JOHN LINDSAY.
Date: Jan 9, 2001
Expense: $228.75
source

Destination: THE GREENBRIER IN WHITE SULPHER SPRING, WV
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: 2001 BIPARTISAN CONGRESSIONAL RETREAT
Date: Mar 9, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $786.00
source

Destination: SAN JOSE, CA
Sponsor: AMERICAN AIRLINES/AT&T MICROSOFT
Purpose: TO ATTEND TECHNOLOGY PRESENTATIONS & TOUR COMPANY FACILITIES AS PART OF THE 2001 CBC RETREAT.
Date: Mar 15, 2001 (4 days)
Expense: $4,771.00
source

Destination: NEW YORK, NY
Sponsor: American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) and state affiliates
Purpose: MAIN SPEAKER AT THE RETIREMENT GALA FOR IRA GLASSER.
Date: Apr 27, 2001
Expense: $245.75
source

Destination: CAMBRIDGE, MA
Sponsor: American Bar Association
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE ON A PANEL DURING THE WOMEN LEADERSHIP SUMMIT.
Date: Apr 28, 2001
Expense: $121.50
source

Destination: PITTSBURG, PENNSYLVANIA
Sponsor: Chatham College
Purpose: TO DELIVER THE 2001 COMMENCEMENT ADDRESS & RECEIVE AN HONORARY DEGREE
Date: May 19, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $760.06
source

Destination: PALO ALTO, CA
Sponsor: Stanford University
Purpose: TO SPEAK DURING THEIR COMMORATION OF BLACK LIBERATIN MONTH.
Date: Feb 14, 2002 (6 days)
Expense: $1,025.25
source

Destination: NEW HAVEN, CT
Sponsor: Yale University
Purpose: TO DELIVER THE OPENING ADDRESS AT THE RACE, VALUES AND THE AMERICAN LEGAL PROCESS: A SCHOLAR WORKING CONFERENCE IN HONOR OF THE LEGACY OF THE HONORABLE A. LEON HIGGINBOTHAM, JR. DINNER.
Date: Feb 22, 2002 (1 day)
Expense: $410.58
source

Destination: SAN JUAN, PUERTO RICO
Sponsor: Congressional Black Caucus
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN THE 2003 CONGRESSIONAL TRI-CAUCUS RETREAT
Date: Oct 24, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $1,475.96
source

Destination: WASHINGTON NATIONAL AIRPORT TO NASSAU, BAHAMAS
Sponsor: Carib News Corporation
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN THE 8TH ANNUAL CARIBBEAN MULTI-NATIONAL BUSINESS CONFERENCE
Date: Nov 7, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $1,518.50
source

Destination: ATLANTA, GEORGIA
Sponsor: Gate City Bar Association
Purpose: KEYNOTE SPEAKER AT THE GATE CITY BAR ASSOCIATION'S 2003 HALL OF FAME DINNER
Date: Nov 12, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $1,969.00
source

Destination: ATHENS, OHIO-WILBERFORCE, OHIO-YELLOW SPRINGS, OHIO
Sponsor: Antioch College Ohio
Purpose: CHATTERJEE PEACE LECTURE KEYNOTE SPEAKER AND CAMPUS SPEAKER
Date: Feb 17, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $963.15
source

Destination: SAN FRANCISCO, CA-LOS ANGELES, CA
Sponsor: Equal Rights Advocates
Purpose: EQUAL RIGHTS ADVOCATES 30TH ANNIVERSARY LUNCHEON KEYNOTE SPEAKER
Date: Jun 3, 2004 (4 days)
Expense: $2,876.00
source

Destination: WASHINGTON, DC TO QUEENSTOWN, MD
Sponsor: Public Governance Institute
Purpose: TO EXAMINE ISSUES RELEVANT TO THE HOMELAND SECURITY COMMITTEE'S RESPONSIBILITIES, AND IN THE PROCESS IMPROVE THE WORKING ENVIRONMENT OF THE COMMITTEE AND ITS MEMBERS
Date: Mar 7, 2005 (1 day)
Expense: $404.00
source

Destination: HARTFORD, CO
Sponsor: Yale University
Purpose: YALE UNIVERSITY CLASS DAY SPEAKER
Date: May 21, 2005 (1 day)
Expense: $693.97
source


Congressional staff traveling under the office of Eleanor Holmes Norton

Julia Hudson
Aaron Ward



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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    Academic Fraud and College Athletics

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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.
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    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.
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    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.