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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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(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

Dominion Resources Inc


Total cost of 13 trips: $7,114.71


Traveler: Bruce Harris (from the office of Joe Barton)
Destination: LUSBY, MD
Purpose: TOUR LIQUEFIELD NATURAL GAS TERMINAL
Date: Aug 5, 2004
Expense: $65.00
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Traveler: Bruce Harris (from the office of Joe Barton)
Destination: LEESBURG, VA
Purpose: SITE VISIT
Date: Jan 5, 2005
Expense: $15.40
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Traveler: Dwight Cates (from the office of Joe Barton)
Destination: WILLIAMSBURG, SURRY POWER STATION-WASHINGTON
Purpose: FACT FINDING TOUR AND BRIEFINGS
Date: Mar 22, 2005 (1 day)
Expense: $429.80
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Traveler: Amanda Foster (from the office of Bob Goodlatte)
Destination: WILLIAMSBURG, VA
Purpose: FACT-FINDING TOUR AND BRIEFINGS ON ENERGY ISSUES, NUCLEAR POWER PLANTS, AND SPENT FUEL
Date: Mar 22, 2005 (1 day)
Expense: $429.80
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Traveler: Timothy Aiken (from the office of James Moran)
Destination: WILLIAMSBURG, VA-SURRY, VA
Purpose: BRIEFINGS ON ENERGY ISSUES, NUCLEAR POWER, SECURITY
Date: Mar 22, 2005 (1 day)
Expense: $429.80
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Traveler: Jo Ann Davis (from the office of Jo Ann Davis)
Destination: WILLIAMSBURG, VA-SURRY POWER STATION, VA
Purpose: FACT FINDING TOUR AND BRIEFINGS ON ENERGY ISSUES, NUCLEAR POWER PLANTS AND SPENT FUEL
Date: Mar 22, 2005 (1 day)
Expense: $429.80
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Traveler: Brent Robinson (from the office of Jo Ann Davis)
Destination: FACT-FINDING TOUR OF SURRY NUCLEAR POWER STATION
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL
Date: Mar 22, 2005 (1 day)
Expense: $429.80
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Traveler: Steven Karapetian (from the office of Eric Cantor)
Destination: WILLIAMSBURG, VA
Purpose: FACT-FINDING TOUR AND BRIEFINGS ON ENERGY ISSUES, NUCLEAR POWER PLANTS, AND SPENT FUEL
Date: Mar 22, 2005 (1 day)
Expense: $276.04
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Traveler: Jamie Miller (from the office of Randy Forbes)
Destination: WILLIAMSBURG, VA TO SURRY VA
Purpose: FACT-FINDING TOUR AND BRIEFINGS ON ENERGY ISSUES, NUCLEAR POWER PLANTS AND SPENT FUEL
Date: Mar 22, 2005 (1 day)
Expense: $276.04
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Traveler: Shauna Hewes (from the office of Robert Simmons)
Destination: WILLIAMSBURG, VA FOR DOMINION BRIEFINGS; TO SURRY POWER STATION FOR TOUR AND BRIEFINGS
Purpose: FACT-FINDING TOUR AND BRIEFINGS ON ENERGY ISSUES, NUCLEAR POWER PLANTS, AND SPENT FUEL
Date: Mar 22, 2005 (1 day)
Expense: $429.80
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Traveler: Charlie Melancon (from the office of Charlie Melancon)
Destination: NEW ORLEANS
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL/INFORMATIONAL OFFSHORE RIG
Date: Apr 29, 2005
Expense: $958.42
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Traveler: Ed Case (from the office of Ed Case)
Destination: GULF OF MEXICO
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL/INFORMATION TRIP/BRIEFING TO AN OFFSHORE OIL RIG
Date: Apr 29, 2005
Expense: $1,975.34
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Traveler: Ron Kind (from the office of Ron Kind)
Destination: 'DEVILS TOWER,' AN OFFSHORE OIL RIG IN THE GULF OF MEXICO
Purpose: TO VIEW AN OFFSHORE OIL RIG TO GAIN UNDERSTANDING ON ITS PURPOSE AND OPERATION
Date: Apr 29, 2005
Expense: $969.67
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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

  • 11.17.14

    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.