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(Photos: Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library)

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(Photos: Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library)

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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

Business Software Alliance


Total cost of 13 trips: $26,450.52


Traveler: Paul Unger (from the office of George Allen)
Destination: PALO ALTO, CALIF.
Purpose: MEET WITH HIGH TECH COMPANIES TO DISCUSS ISSUES PENDING BEFORE THE SENATE
Date: Feb 18, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $2,003.20
source

Traveler: James Hunter (from the office of John Kerry)
Destination: PALO ALTO, CA & SAN FRANCISCO, CA
Purpose: TECHNOLOGY CONFERENCES
Date: Feb 18, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $1,844.20
source

Traveler: Kathryn Webb (from the office of Gordon Smith)
Destination: PALO ALTO, CA
Purpose: HIGH TECH CONFERENCE AND BRIEFING
Date: Feb 18, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $1,844.20
source

Traveler: James Cobb (from the office of Robert Bennett)
Destination: SAN FRANCISCO, CA; PALO ALTO, CA
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL/FACT FINDING-BUSINESS SOFTWARE ALLIANCE STAFF TRIP TO SILICON VALLEY
Date: Feb 18, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $1,844.20
source

Traveler: Cameron Gilreath (from the office of Lamar Smith)
Destination: SILICON VALLEY
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL
Date: Feb 18, 2003 (4 days)
Expense: $2,003.20
source

Traveler: George Rogers (from the office of David Dreier)
Destination: WASH. DC TO IAD (DULLES) TO SAN FRANCISCO/PALO ALTO & RETURN
Purpose: FACT FINDING
Date: Feb 18, 2003 (4 days)
Expense: $2,043.20
source

Traveler: Lawrence Seyfriez (from the office of Eric Cantor)
Destination:
Purpose: LEGISLATIVE CONFERENCE
Date: Feb 18, 2003 (4 days)
Expense: $2,003.20
source

Traveler: J J Piskadlo (from the office of Jim Davis)
Destination: PALO ALTO AND SAN FRANCISCO
Purpose: FACT FINDING
Date: Feb 18, 2003 (4 days)
Expense: $2,003.20
source

Traveler: Greg Garcia (from the office of Sherwood Boehlert)
Destination: SILICON VALLEY
Purpose: TOUR HIGH TECH COMPANY SITES; REVIEW POLICY
Date: Feb 18, 2003 (4 days)
Expense: $2,003.20
source

Traveler: Nicole Gustafson (from the office of Steve King)
Destination: SAN FRANCISCO
Purpose: RSA CONFERENCE
Date: Feb 14, 2005 (3 days)
Expense: $2,200.18
source

Traveler: Ashley Proctor (from the office of Thomas Davis)
Destination: WASHINGTON/IAD TO SAN FRANCISCO TO SEATTLE TO WASHINGTON
Purpose: ATTEND RSA SECURITY CONFERENCE, MEET WITH IT COMPANIES
Date: Feb 14, 2005 (8 days)
Expense: $2,258.18
source

Traveler: Carla Buckner (from the office of Bennie Thompson)
Destination: SAN FRANCISCO, CA
Purpose: TO GATHER INFORMATION ON LATEST SECURITY TRENDS IN COMPUTER/TECH INDUSTRY
Date: Feb 14, 2005 (3 days)
Expense: $2,200.18
source

Traveler: Nancy Scola (from the office of Henry Waxman)
Destination: SAN FRANCISCO
Purpose: ATTEND RSA CONFERENCE (ON INFORMATION SECURITY)
Date: Feb 14, 2005 (3 days)
Expense: $2,200.18
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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.

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.