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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

AT&T Corporation


Total cost of 20 trips: $25,421.97


Traveler: Rudy Brioche (from the office of Frank Lautenberg)
Destination: BEDMINSTER, NEW JERSEY
Purpose: TRIP TO AT&T GLOBAL NETWORK OPERATIONS CENTER
Date: Jun 29, 2000
Expense: $705.45
source

Traveler: Andrew Givens (from the office of Ted Stevens)
Destination: MIDDLETOWN, NEW JERSEY; NEW YORK, NEW YORK; BEDMINSTER, NEW JERSEY
Purpose: AT&T CONGRESSIONAL STAFF TRIP TO TOUR AT&T LABS AND NETWORK OPERATIONS CENTER AND ASSOCIATED BRIEFINGS
Date: Jan 25, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $590.00
source

Traveler: Lisa Sutherland (from the office of Ted Stevens)
Destination: MIDDLETOWN, NEW JERSEY; NEW YORK, NEW YORK; AND BEDMINSTER, N.J.
Purpose: AT&T CONGRESSIONAL STAFF TRIP TO TOUR AT&T LABS AND NETWORK OPERATIONS CENTER AND ASSOCIATED BRIEFINGS
Date: Jan 25, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $590.00
source

Traveler: Steven Wall (from the office of Trent Lott)
Destination: MIDDLETOWN NJ, NEW YORK NY, BEDMINSTER NJ
Purpose: FACT-FINDING TRIP: VISIT AND TOUR AT&T LABS AND GLOBAL NETWORK OPERATIONS CENTER
Date: Jan 25, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $520.00
source

Traveler: Bryan Jacobs (from the office of Barbara Cubin)
Destination: AT&T BELL LAB IN N.J. BOTH DAYS
Purpose: TOUR NETWORK OPERATIONS CENTER/MEET CEO
Date: Jan 25, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $590.00
source

Traveler: Nathaniel Wienecke (from the office of Dan Burton)
Destination: AT&T OPERATIONS CENTER, IV
Purpose: INFORMATIONAL SEMINAR
Date: Jan 25, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $590.00
source

Traveler: Barbara Lee (from the office of Barbara Lee)
Destination: SAN JOSE
Purpose: TECHNOLOGY FACT FINDING TOUR
Date: Mar 15, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $4,867.00
source

Traveler: James Clyburn (from the office of James Clyburn)
Destination: WASHINGTON TO SAN JOSE, CA; SAN JOSE, CA TO COLUMBIA, SC
Purpose: INFORM ON TECHNOLOGY ISSUES
Date: Mar 15, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $11,231.00
source

Traveler: Kerry Ann Watkins (from the office of Peter King)
Destination:
Purpose: SITE VISIT
Date: Oct 12, 2001
Expense: $262.00
source

Traveler: Matthew Larkin (from the office of Carolyn Mccarthy)
Destination: NEW YORK CITY
Purpose: SITE VISIT TO WORLD TRADE CENTER DISASTER AREA
Date: Oct 12, 2001
Expense: $210.00
source

Traveler: Ven Neralla (from the office of Peter Defazio)
Destination: NEW JERSEY/NEW YORK AT&T RECOVERY TEAM OPERATIONS CENTER
Purpose: TO LEARN ABOUT AT&TS DISASTER RECOVERY PAST SEPT-TH
Date: Oct 12, 2001
Expense: $277.00
source

Traveler: Chris Mccannell (from the office of Joseph Crowley)
Destination: NEW YORK
Purpose: VISIT GROUND ZERO AND SEE TELECOMMUNICATIONS RE-BUILDING
Date: Oct 19, 2001
Expense: $277.00
source

Traveler: Charles Pickering (from the office of Charles Pickering)
Destination: WASHINGTON TO BEDMINSTER NJ
Purpose: SITE VISIT TO AT&T GLOBAL NETWORK OPERATIONS CENTER
Date: Dec 3, 2001
Expense: $277.50
source

Traveler: Michael Chappell (from the office of Charles Pickering)
Destination: WASHINGTON TO BEDMINSTER NJ
Purpose: SITE VISIT TO AT&T GLOBAL NETWORK OPERATIONS CENTER
Date: Dec 3, 2001
Expense: $277.50
source

Traveler: Rudy Brioche (from the office of Frank Lautenberg)
Destination: BEDMINSTER, NEW JERSEY
Purpose: VISIT AT&T GLOBAL NETWORK OPERATIONS CENTER
Date: Jun 28, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $705.45
source

Traveler: Dana Lichtenberg (from the office of Bart Gordon)
Destination: BEDBBINSTER, NJ
Purpose: TOUR OF AT&T GLOBAL NETWORK OPERATIONS CENTER
Date: Jun 28, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $706.24
source

Traveler: Michael Sozan (from the office of Bill Nelson)
Destination: NEW YORK, NEW YORK AND BEDMINSTER, NJ
Purpose: FACT FINDING TRIP TO VISIT AT&T FACILITIES
Date: Jun 29, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $630.00
source

Traveler: Andrew Kugler (from the office of Zoe Lofgren)
Destination: NEW YORK CITY
Purpose: TO DISCUSS THE COMPETITIVE TELECOM LANDSCAPE WITH AT&T EXECUTIVES
Date: Jun 29, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $705.45
source

Traveler: Michelle Dallafior (from the office of Ted Strickland)
Destination: WASHINGTON NATIONAL AIRPORT TO NY/NJ
Purpose: TO LEARN ABOUT IMPACT OF RECENT FCC REGULATIONS
Date: Jun 29, 2004
Expense: $704.93
source

Traveler: Melissa Shannon (from the office of Nancy Pelosi)
Destination: WASHINGTON, DC TO NEW YORK, NY AND BEDMINSTER, NJ
Purpose: FACT FINDING TRIP TO AT&T'S GLOBAL NETWORK OPERATIONS CENTER
Date: Jul 29, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $705.45
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.

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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.