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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

Wilderness Society


Total cost of 8 trips: $7,662.08


Traveler: Sara Barth (from the office of Barbara Boxer)
Destination: CALIFORNIA (SIERRA RANGE)
Purpose: VIEWING NATIONAL FORESTS FOR POSSIBLE WILDERNESS DESIGNATION
Date: Aug 27, 2001 (4 days)
Expense: $240.00
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Traveler: Shannon Smith (from the office of Barbara Lee)
Destination: SAN FRANCISCO, TRUCKEE, CLAVEC RIVER AREA
Purpose: FACT FINDING
Date: Aug 27, 2001 (4 days)
Expense: $959.09
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Traveler: Shannon Smith (from the office of Barbara Lee)
Destination: ARIZONA
Purpose: FACT-FINDING REGARDING NATIONAL LANDSCAPE CONSERVATION SYSTEM
Date: Nov 7, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $1,100.00
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Traveler: Edith Thompson (from the office of Wayne Gilchrest)
Destination: BALTIMORE-WASHINGTON INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT TO PALM SPRINGS THEN FROM PALM SPRINGS TO BWL AIRPORT
Purpose: TO VISIT AND LEARN ABOUT THE NATIONAL LANDSCAPE CONSERVATION SYSTEM
Date: Jan 7, 2005 (3 days)
Expense: $1,179.00
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Traveler: Timothy Aiken (from the office of James Moran)
Destination: RONALD REAGAN NATIONAL-PALM SPRINGS, CA-DULLES INTERNATIONAL
Purpose: OBSERVE & RECEIVE BRIEFINGS ON CHALLENGES CONFRONTING SANTA ROSA AND SAN JACINTO MOUNTAINS NATIONAL MONUMENT AND NATIONAL LANDSCAPE CONSERVATION SYSTEM IN GENERAL
Date: Jan 7, 2005 (3 days)
Expense: $1,075.00
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Traveler: Lara Levison (from the office of Nancy Pelosi)
Destination: PALM SPRINGS, CA
Purpose: LEARN ABOUT THE NATIONAL LANDSCAPE CONSERVATION SYSTEMS CHALLENGES TO THE SYSTEM BY VISITING THE SANTA ROSA AND SAN JACINTO MOUNTAINS NATIONAL MONUMENT
Date: Jan 7, 2005 (6 days)
Expense: $1,110.09
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Traveler: Richard Healy (from the office of Richard Pombo)
Destination: PALMS SPRINGS CA
Purpose: TOUR SANTA ROSA AND SAN JACINTO MOUNTAINS NATIONAL MONUMENT. MEET WITH GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS AND LOCAL COMMUNITY GROUPS
Date: Jan 7, 2005 (3 days)
Expense: $1,075.00
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Traveler: Meghan Conklin (from the office of Richard Pombo)
Destination: PALM SPRINGS
Purpose: A FACT-FINDING TOUR OF THE NATIONAL LANDSCAPE CONSERVATION SYSTEM (NLCS) WITH A TOUR OF THE SANTA ROSA NATIONAL MONUMENT NEAR PALM SPRINGS
Date: Jan 7, 2005 (3 days)
Expense: $923.90
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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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  • 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.