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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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Pfizer Inc


Total cost of 12 trips: $21,449.95


Traveler: John Breaux (from the office of John Breaux)
Destination: NEW YORK & GROTON, CONNECTICUT
Purpose: TO MEET WITH PFIZER EXECUTIVES AND TOUR THE PFIZER GLOBAL RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT CENTER
Date: Aug 30, 2000 (3 days)
Expense: $2,400.00
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Traveler: John Breaux (from the office of John Breaux)
Destination: NEW YORK CITY, NEW YORK
Purpose: SPEAKING TO GROUP OF PFIZER EXECUTIVES/PUBLIC POLICY
Date: Aug 30, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $1,929.00
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Traveler: John Breaux (from the office of John Breaux)
Destination: NEW YORK, NY
Purpose: SPEAK TO A GROUP OF SENIOR EXECUTIVES
Date: Aug 28, 2002 (4 days)
Expense: $3,433.72
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Traveler: Orrin Hatch (from the office of Orrin Hatch)
Destination: NEW YORK CITY, NY
Purpose: PFIZER MEDICAL FUTURES FORUM - SPEECH
Date: Oct 17, 2002 (1 day)
Expense: $569.00
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Traveler: John Breaux (from the office of John Breaux)
Destination: NEW YORK TO DC
Purpose: MEET WITH PFIZER EXECUTIVES
Date: Aug 31, 2003
Expense: $764.00
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Traveler: Donna Christian-Christensen (from the office of Donna Christian-Christensen)
Destination: STX-PR
Purpose: CARIBBEAN SUMMIT MEETING ON HIV/AIDS
Date: Jan 30, 2004 (4 days)
Expense: $2,532.39
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Traveler: John Breaux (from the office of John Breaux)
Destination: WELLINGTON, FL
Purpose: TO DISCUSS THE MEDICAL CENTERS GOALS AND CONCERNS REGARDING SENATES NEW HEALTH CARE INCENTIVES
Date: Feb 6, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $1,515.00
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Traveler: Gregory Meeks (from the office of Gregory Meeks)
Destination: MIAMI, FLORIDA
Purpose: SPEAKER FOR PFIZER CORPORATE PLANNING MEETING
Date: Feb 8, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $1,886.30
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Traveler: Mike Mckay (from the office of Gregory Meeks)
Destination: MIAMI, FLORIDA
Purpose: FACT FINDING
Date: Feb 8, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $1,667.68
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Traveler: Loretta Sanchez (from the office of Loretta Sanchez)
Destination: LOS ANGELES-MIAMI-WASHINGTON, DC
Purpose: SPEAKING ENGAGEMENT
Date: Feb 8, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $2,310.15
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Traveler: John Breaux (from the office of John Breaux)
Destination: NEW YORK
Purpose: TO ADDRESS SENIOR EXECUTIVES OF PFIZER AT THEIR MONTLY BOARD MEETING. ATTENDED LUNCHEON AND DINNER MEETINGS
Date: Sep 2, 2004 (3 days)
Expense: $1,717.71
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Traveler: Jennifer Grodsky (from the office of Hilda Solis)
Destination: NEW YORK CITY
Purpose: TALK WITH PFIZER'S LATINO LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL
Date: Nov 18, 2004 (3 days)
Expense: $725.00
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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.