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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 sponsored by

Alfred P Sloan Foundation


Total cost of 30 trips: $29,052.60


Traveler: Chris Delacy (from the office of John Warner)
Destination: BALTIMORE, MD
Purpose: CONFERENCE-"TECHNOLOGY POLICY AND THE 107TH CONGRESS"
Date: Feb 21, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $366.58
source

Traveler: Harlan Watson (from the office of Sherwood Boehlert)
Destination: BALTIMORE, MD
Purpose: ATTEND THE FORUM ON TECHNOLOGY & INNOVATION RETREAT FOR SENIOR CONGRESSIONAL STAFF-"TECHNOLOGY POLICY AND THE 107TH CONGRESS"
Date: Feb 21, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $350.58
source

Traveler: David Rapallo (from the office of Henry Waxman)
Destination: MIT SENIOR STAFF SEMINAR - "DEFENSE TECHNOLOGY"
Purpose: ATTEND CONFERENCE WITH DEFENSE TECH. EXPERTS
Date: Apr 13, 2001 (8 days)
Expense: $1,001.80
source

Traveler: Harlan Watson (from the office of Sherwood Boehlert)
Destination: CAMBRIGE, MA
Purpose: PARTICIPATE IN THE MIT SEMINAR FOR SENIOR CONGRESSIONAL STAFF: "DEFENSE TECHNOLOGY"
Date: Apr 17, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $1,404.20
source

Traveler: William Bonvillian (from the office of Joseph Lieberman)
Destination: BOSTON, MASS
Purpose: PARTICIPATE IN SEMINARS AND BRIEFINGS AT MIT AND LINCOLN LABORATORY ON DEFENSE TECHNOLOGY ADVANCES
Date: Apr 18, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $1,001.80
source

Traveler: Frederick Downey (from the office of Joseph Lieberman)
Destination: CAMBRIDGE, MA
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN THE MIT 2001 SENIOR CONGRESSIONAL STAFF SEMINAR ON DEFENSE TECHNOLOGY
Date: Apr 18, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $1,001.80
source

Traveler: David Sewell (from the office of John Tierney)
Destination: DCA/BOS, 3 DAY CONFERENCE
Purpose: SENIOR STAFF SEMINAR-"DEFENSE TECHNOLOGY"
Date: Apr 18, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $1,039.30
source

Traveler: Arun Seraphin (from the office of Sherwood Boehlert)
Destination: MASSACHUSETTS INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY
Purpose: DEFENSE TECHNOLOGY STAFF SEMINAR
Date: Apr 18, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $1,026.80
source

Traveler: John Rishel (from the office of James Hansen)
Destination: CAMBRIDGE, MA
Purpose: ATTEND CONGRESSIONAL STAFF SEMINAR AT MIT ON "ENERGY: TECHNOLOGY AND POLICY CHOICES"
Date: Apr 2, 2002 (3 days)
Expense: $1,122.00
source

Traveler: Allen Cutler (from the office of Pete Domenici)
Destination: BOSTON MASSACHUSETTS
Purpose: MIT 2002 SENIOR CONGRESSIONAL STAFF SEMINAR. ENERGY TECHNOLOGY AND POLICY CHOICES
Date: Apr 3, 2002 (2 days)
Expense: $866.60
source

Traveler: Kristen Sarri (from the office of Jack Reed)
Destination: BOSTON, MA
Purpose: SENIOR CONGRESSIONAL STAFF SEMINAR ON "ENERGY: TECHNOLOGY AND POLICY CHANGES"
Date: Apr 3, 2002 (2 days)
Expense: $886.60
source

Traveler: Tracy Nagelbush (from the office of Jim Davis)
Destination: BOSTON, MIT
Purpose: TO DISCUSS ENERGY POLICY AND NEW TECHNOLOGIES
Date: Apr 3, 2002 (2 days)
Expense: $699.05
source

Traveler: Antonio Santalucia (from the office of John Spratt)
Destination: ROUND-TRIP FROM WASHINGTON, DC TO CAMBRIDGE, MA
Purpose: MIT SENIOR CONGRESSIONAL STAFF BRIEFING ON ENERGY POLICY
Date: Apr 3, 2002 (4 days)
Expense: $883.60
source

Traveler: Sharon Barkeloo (from the office of Don Young)
Destination: BOSTON LOGAN
Purpose: TO ATTEND MASSACHUSSETTS INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY SEMINAR FOR CONGRESSIONAL STAFF
Date: Apr 23, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $1,123.30
source

Traveler: Donald Marron (from the office of Robert Bennett)
Destination: MIT CAMPUS-CAMBRIDGE, MA
Purpose: 2004 MIT SENIOR CONGRESSIONAL STAFF SEMINAR
Date: Apr 14, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $1,037.05
source

Traveler: John Mcinerney (from the office of Robert Bennett)
Destination: MIT CAMPUS-CAMBRIDGE, MA
Purpose: 2004 MIT SENIOR CONGRESSIONAL STAFF SEMINAR
Date: Apr 14, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $1,173.60
source

Traveler: James Brannon (from the office of Robert Bennett)
Destination: MIT CAMPUS-CAMBRIDGE, MA
Purpose: 2004 MIT SENIOR CONGRESSIONAL STAFF SEMINAR
Date: Apr 14, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $1,016.05
source

Traveler: Chad Stone (from the office of Robert Bennett)
Destination: MIT CAMPUS-CAMBRIDGE, MA
Purpose: 2004 MIT SENIOR CONGRESSIONAL STAFF SEMINAR
Date: Apr 14, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $1,030.05
source

Traveler: Tom Miller (from the office of Robert Bennett)
Destination: MIT CAMPUS-CAMBRIDGE, MA
Purpose: 2004 MIT SENIOR CONGRESSIONAL STAFF SEMINAR
Date: Apr 14, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $1,015.55
source

Traveler: Michelle Mcmurry (from the office of Joseph Lieberman)
Destination: BOSTON, MA
Purpose: HEALTH POLICY CONFERENCE
Date: Apr 14, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $1,008.05
source

Traveler: Christal Sheppard (from the office of Bart Gordon)
Destination: BOSTON, MA
Purpose: TO ATTEND MIT'S 2005 SENIOR CONGRESSIONAL STAFF SEMINAR, "THE TELECOMMUNICATIONS AND INTERNET REVOLUTION, ITS POLICY AND ECONOMIC CONSEQUENCES
Date: Mar 29, 2005 (3 days)
Expense: $1,018.87
source

Traveler: Marsha Shasteen (from the office of Bart Gordon)
Destination: BOSTON, MA
Purpose: TO ATTEND MIT'S 2005 SENIOR CONGRESSIONAL STAFF SEMINAR, "THE TELECOMMUNICATIONS AND INTERNET REVOLUTION, ITS POLICY AND ECONOMIC CONSEQUENCES"
Date: Mar 29, 2005 (3 days)
Expense: $1,179.52
source

Traveler: Michael O'rielly (from the office of John Sununu)
Destination: CAMBRIDGE, MA
Purpose: ATTEND AND PARTICIPATE IN SEMINAR ON TELECOMMUNICATIONS AND THE INTERNET AS PART OF AN MIT SERIES FOR CONGRESSIONAL STAFF
Date: Mar 30, 2005 (2 days)
Expense: $833.15
source

Traveler: Tom Miller (from the office of Robert Bennett)
Destination: MIT CAMPUS, CAMBRIDGE, MA
Purpose: 2005 MIT SENIOR CONGRESSIONAL STAFF SEMINAR
Date: Mar 30, 2005 (2 days)
Expense: $1,020.52
source

Traveler: Chad Stone (from the office of Robert Bennett)
Destination: CAMBRIDGE, MA
Purpose: TO ATTEND THE MIT SEMINAR FOR SENIOR CONGRESSIONAL STAFF
Date: Mar 30, 2005 (2 days)
Expense: $1,004.98
source

Traveler: Peter Rooney (from the office of Sherwood Boehlert)
Destination: WASHINGTON, DC TO BOSTON, MA
Purpose: TO ATTEND A SEMINAR FOR CONGRESSIONAL STAFF ON TELECOMS POLICY HOSTED BY MIT
Date: Mar 30, 2005 (2 days)
Expense: $977.32
source

Traveler: Johannes Loschnigg (from the office of Sherwood Boehlert)
Destination: DC - CAMBRIDGE, MA - NY, NY
Purpose: ATTENDING MIT SENIOR CONGRESSIONAL STAFF SEMINAR
Date: Mar 30, 2005 (2 days)
Expense: $1,046.32
source

Traveler: James Turner (from the office of Bart Gordon)
Destination: WASHINGTON, DC TO BOSTON, MA
Purpose: TO ATTEND MIT 2005 SENIOR CONGRESSIONAL STAFF SEMINAR "THE TELECOMMUNICATIONS AND INTERNET REVOLUTION, ITS POLICY AND ECONOMIC CONSEQUENCES"
Date: Mar 30, 2005 (2 days)
Expense: $927.20
source

Traveler: Allen Littman (from the office of William Thomas)
Destination: CAMBRIDGE, MASS
Purpose: TO ATTEND SENIOR CONGRESSIONAL STAFF SEMINAR, "THE TELECOMMUNICATIONS AND INTERNET REVOLUTION, ITS POLICY AND ECONOMIC CONSEQUENCES," AT MIT
Date: Mar 30, 2005 (2 days)
Expense: $985.19
source

Traveler: Nancy Scola (from the office of Henry Waxman)
Destination: CAMBRIDGE MA
Purpose: ATTEND 2005 MIT SENIOR CONGRESSIONAL STAFFER SEMINAR ON "TELECOMMUNICATIONS AND THE INTERNET FOUNDATION"
Date: Mar 30, 2005 (2 days)
Expense: $1,005.17
source



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.