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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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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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Trips sponsored by

Sony Corporation


Total cost of 23 trips: $25,794.87


Traveler: C Stewart Verdery (from the office of Don Nickles)
Destination: NEW YORK, NY
Purpose: FACT-FINDING AND ISSUE DISCUSSION
Date: Aug 8, 2001
Expense: $530.00
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Traveler: Shawn Bentley (from the office of Orrin Hatch)
Destination: NEW YORK, NY
Purpose: SITE VISIT FOR COPYRIGHT AND ONLINE ENTERTAINMENT INDUSTRY
Date: Aug 8, 2001
Expense: $395.00
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Traveler: Bryan Cunningham (from the office of John Ensign)
Destination: NEW YORK, NY
Purpose: FACT FINDING
Date: Aug 13, 2001
Expense: $480.00
source

Traveler: Anibal Acevedo-Vila (from the office of Anibal Acevedo-Vila)
Destination: CAPITOL HILL/LEESBURG/CAPITOL HILL
Purpose: TRI CAUCUS RETREAT
Date: Apr 19, 2002 (2 days)
Expense: $719.62
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Traveler: Paul Brathwaite (from the office of Elijah Cummings)
Destination: NEW YORK CITY
Purpose: VISIT SONY MUSIC STUDIOS, PRESS PLAY JOINT VENTURE AND MEET WITH MUSIC INDUSTRY REPRESENTATIVES REGARDING PRIVACY AND INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY CONCERNS
Date: Apr 15, 2003
Expense: $680.00
source

Traveler: Elijah Cummings (from the office of Elijah Cummings)
Destination: NEW YORK CITY
Purpose: VISIT SONY MUSIC STUDIOS, PRESS PLAY JOINT VENTURE AND MEET WITH MUSIC INDUSTRY REPRESENTATIVES REGARDING PRIVACY AND INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY CONCERNS
Date: Apr 15, 2003
Expense: $680.00
source

Traveler: James Hippe (from the office of Bill Frist)
Destination: NEW YORK CITY
Purpose: DISCUSSIONS RE: MUSIC INTERNET PIRACY
Date: May 30, 2003
Expense: $574.50
source

Traveler: Carl Thorsen (from the office of Tom Delay)
Destination:
Purpose: I.P. RIGHTS & PIRACY BRIEFINGS
Date: Jun 13, 2003
Expense: $422.00
source

Traveler: Howard Berman (from the office of Howard Berman)
Destination: WASHINGTON, D.C. TO NEW YORK, NEW YORK
Purpose: TOUR SONY STUDIOS AND PARTICIPATE IN MEETINGS WITH SONY OFFICIALS
Date: Jul 17, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $823.08
source

Traveler: Cameron Gilreath (from the office of Lamar Smith)
Destination: NY
Purpose: FACT FINDING
Date: Oct 20, 2003
Expense: $584.50
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Traveler: Maria Meier (from the office of Ciro Rodriguez)
Destination: SAN JUAN, PUERTO RICO
Purpose: TO STAFF MEMBERS DURING SECOND ANNUAL TRICAUCUS RETREAT
Date: Oct 23, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $1,657.09
source

Traveler: Saul Pena (from the office of Ciro Rodriguez)
Destination: SAN JUAN, PUERTO RICO
Purpose: STAFF ANNUAL TRI: CAUCUS RETREAT
Date: Oct 23, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $1,637.03
source

Traveler: Vanessa Gonzalez (from the office of Ciro Rodriguez)
Destination: FAJARDO, PUERTO RICO
Purpose: STAFF ANNUAL TRI-CAUCUS RETREAT
Date: Oct 23, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $1,637.03
source

Traveler: Anibal Acevedo-Vila (from the office of Anibal Acevedo-Vila)
Destination: PUERTO RICO
Purpose: TRI CAUCUS RETREAT
Date: Oct 23, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $1,450.72
source

Traveler: Virginia Mosqueda (from the office of Linda Sanchez)
Destination: SAN JUAN, PUERTO RICO
Purpose: TRI-CAUCUS RETREAT
Date: Oct 23, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $1,487.63
source

Traveler: Michael Honda (from the office of Michael Honda)
Destination: SAN JUAN, PUERTO RICO
Purpose: TRI-CAUCUS RETREAT IN SAN JUAN, PUERTO RICO
Date: Oct 23, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $1,709.22
source

Traveler: Jennifer Escobar (from the office of Michael Honda)
Destination: SAN JUAN, PUERTO RICO
Purpose: TRI-CAUCUS RETREAT TO SAN JUAN, PUERTO RICO
Date: Oct 23, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $1,129.46
source

Traveler: Grace Napolitano (from the office of Grace Napolitano)
Destination: SAN JUAN, PUERTO RICO
Purpose: FACT FINDING OPERATED BY SONY MUSIC
Date: Oct 24, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $1,000.21
source

Traveler: Linda Sanchez (from the office of Linda Sanchez)
Destination: SAN JUAN, PUERTO RICO
Purpose: CONGRESSIONAL TRI-CAUCUS RETREAT
Date: Oct 24, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $1,584.07
source

Traveler: Nikia Graster (from the office of Stephanie Tubbs Jones)
Destination: SAN JUAN
Purpose: CONGRESSIONAL TRI-CAUCUS CONFERENCE
Date: Oct 24, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $1,430.69
source

Traveler: Lindsey Graham (from the office of Lindsey Graham)
Destination: HONOLULU, HAWAII
Purpose: KEYNOTE, SONY OPEN FORUM 2005 "ERA OF CONVERGENCE: RE-EXAMINING ITS THREATS AND OPPORTUNITIES."
Date: Jan 10, 2005 (6 days)
Expense: $3,793.00
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Traveler: Joyce Brayboy (from the office of Mel Watt)
Destination: NEW YORK, NY
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN BRIEFINGS, DEMONSTRATION AND HIGH-LEVEL DISCUSSIONS AND LEARN MORE ABOUT ISSUES RELATED TO THE MUSIC AND ENTERTAINMENT INDUSTRY.
Date: Jan 28, 2005
Expense: $695.01
source

Traveler: Melvin Watt (from the office of Mel Watt)
Destination: WASHINGTON, DC-NEW YORK CITY-SYRACUSE, NY
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN BRIEFINGS, DEMONSTRATIONS AND DISCUSSIONS RELATED TO THE MUSIC INDUSTRY.
Date: Jan 28, 2005 (2 days)
Expense: $695.01
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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.