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(Photos: Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library)

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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

National Association of Letter Carriers


Total cost of 11 trips: $12,225.74


Traveler: Neil Abercrombie (from the office of Neil Abercrombie)
Destination: MONTEREY, CA
Purpose: SPEECH
Date: May 26, 2000 (1 day)
Expense: $119.00
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Traveler: Denise Wilson (from the office of Henry Waxman)
Destination: CHICAGO, IL
Purpose: PARTICIPATE IN LEGISLATIVE FORUM & CONVENTION
Date: Aug 1, 2000 (3 days)
Expense: $950.00
source

Traveler: Robert Taub (from the office of Dan Burton)
Destination: CHICAGO, IL
Purpose: TO ADDRESS NATIONAL CONVENTION ON POSTAL ISSUES
Date: Aug 1, 2000 (1 day)
Expense: $781.47
source

Traveler: Daniel Moll (from the office of Dan Burton)
Destination: CHICAGO
Purpose: ADDRESS LEGISLATIVE WORKSHOP AT NAT'L. CONVENTION
Date: Aug 1, 2000 (2 days)
Expense: $1,825.00
source

Traveler: Barney Frank (from the office of Barney Frank)
Destination: BOSTON-CHICAGO-MEMPHIS
Purpose: SPEECH AT NALC CONVENTION
Date: Aug 2, 2000 (1 day)
Expense: $1,338.74
source

Traveler: David Bonior (from the office of David Bonior)
Destination: HARBOR SPRINGS MICHIGAN
Purpose: SPEECH
Date: May 20, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $259.90
source

Traveler: Neil Abercrombie (from the office of Neil Abercrombie)
Destination: ORANGE CO. CA
Purpose: SPEECH
Date: May 17, 2002 (1 day)
Expense: $459.50
source

Traveler: Nanci Langley (from the office of Daniel Akaka)
Destination: HONOLULU, HAWAII
Purpose: TO SERVE ON A CONGRESSIONAL PANEL TO DISCUSS S. 2468, THE POSTAL REFORM BILL AT THE NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF LETTER CARRIERS' CONVENTION
Date: Jul 17, 2004 (6 days)
Expense: $850.00
source

Traveler: Richard Boykin (from the office of Danny Davis)
Destination: HONOLULU, HI
Purpose: SPEECH
Date: Jul 18, 2004 (3 days)
Expense: $1,450.00
source

Traveler: Danny Davis (from the office of Danny Davis)
Destination: HONOLULU, HAWAII
Purpose:
Date: Jul 18, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $2,080.46
source

Traveler: Ronald Martinson (from the office of Thomas Davis)
Destination: WASHINGTON, DC/HONOLULU, HAWAII
Purpose: TO SPEAK AT ANNUAL CONVENTION-SEMINAR ON RETIREMENT ISSUES AFFECTING FEDERAL CIVILIAN EMPLOYEES. (ALSO SPENT DAY AT US NAVY FACILITIES AT PEARL HARBOR-MEETINGS WITH CIVILIAN EMPLOYEES AND MANAGERS)
Date: Jul 20, 2004 (4 days)
Expense: $2,111.67
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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.

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    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.