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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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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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Total cost of 12 trips: $26,858.43


Traveler: Glen Tait (from the office of Michael Crapo)
Destination: SAN FRANCISCO, CA
Purpose: CREDIT CARD BANKING COMMITTEE ISSUES
Date: Jun 1, 2000 (3 days)
Expense: $3,487.00
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Traveler: Greg Davis (from the office of Charles Gonzalez)
Destination:
Purpose: FACT FINDING
Date: Jun 1, 2000 (3 days)
Expense: $1,763.43
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Traveler: Lisa Mortier (from the office of Richard Baker)
Destination: SAN FRANCISCO, CA
Purpose: TO LEARN ABOUT THE CREDIT CARD INDUSTRY
Date: Jun 1, 2000 (3 days)
Expense: $1,717.00
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Traveler: Kerry Ann Hickey (from the office of Peter King)
Destination:
Purpose:
Date: Jun 1, 2000 (3 days)
Expense: $1,694.00
source

Traveler: Sean Petersen (from the office of Barbara Lee)
Destination:
Purpose: FACT FINDING
Date: Jun 1, 2000 (3 days)
Expense: $3,044.00
source

Traveler: Kevin Casey (from the office of Joseph Crowley)
Destination:
Purpose: BUSINESS - LEARN ABOUT CREDIT CARD INDUSTRY
Date: Apr 17, 2001 (5 days)
Expense: $2,178.00
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Traveler: Elan Liang (from the office of Pete Sessions)
Destination: SAN FRANCISCO, CA
Purpose: TO LEARN ABOUT FINANCIAL SERVICES & CREDIT CARD OPERATIONS
Date: Apr 18, 2001 (4 days)
Expense: $2,140.00
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Traveler: Steve Patterson (from the office of Jim Bunning)
Destination: SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA
Purpose: U.S.A. PROVIDING FINANCIAL CORP'S HANDYWORKERS AND LOGIN ABOUT THE FINANCIAL SERVICES INDUSTRY
Date: Apr 19, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $2,275.00
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Traveler: Mike Mckay (from the office of Gregory Meeks)
Destination: NEW YORK -PHOENIX, AZ-SAN FRANCISCO-ST. LOUIS-NYC/KENNEDY
Purpose: FACT-FINDING - EDUCATIONAL ISSUES.
Date: Apr 19, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $2,140.00
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Traveler: Donald Auerbach (from the office of Carolyn Maloney)
Destination: SAN FRANCISCO, CA
Purpose:
Date: Apr 19, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $2,140.00
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Traveler: Thomas Mcdaniels (from the office of Barbara Lee)
Destination: ST LOUIS TO SAN FRANCISCO
Purpose: FACT FINDING TRIP ON CREDIT/BANKING ISSUES
Date: Apr 19, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $2,140.00
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Traveler: Sandy Sussman (from the office of Frank Mascara)
Destination: SAN FRANCISCO - PROVIDRAN TRIP
Purpose: LEARN ABOUT THE CREDIT CARD INDUSTRY
Date: Apr 20, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $2,140.00
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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.