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(Photos: Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library)

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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

University of Colorado


Total cost of 12 trips: $10,943.24


Traveler: Ernest Hollings (from the office of Ernest Hollings)
Destination: BOULDER, COLORADO
Purpose: SPEECH
Date: Nov 9, 2000 (3 days)
Expense: $1,616.36
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Traveler: Chris Hessler (from the office of Robert Smith)
Destination: COLORADO
Purpose: COMMITTEE BUSINESS DELIVERING SPEECH
Date: May 22, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $354.00
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Traveler: Ernest Hollings (from the office of Ernest Hollings)
Destination: BOULDER, COLORADO
Purpose: SPEECH
Date: Oct 4, 2002 (2 days)
Expense: $798.00
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Traveler: Malini Sekhar (from the office of Jeff Bingaman)
Destination: COLORADO
Purpose: 2003 CONGRESSIONAL STAFF FIELD TOUR, ENERGY TOUR
Date: Aug 10, 2003 (7 days)
Expense: $1,350.00
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Traveler: Sarah Wisner (from the office of Martin Frost)
Destination: DENVER, CO
Purpose: FACT FINDING TRIP TO COLORADO TO LEARN MORE ABOUT RENEWABLE ENERGY ISSUES
Date: Aug 16, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $570.00
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Traveler: F Jerome Hinkle (from the office of Byron Dorgan)
Destination: BOULDER, CO
Purpose: TO EXAMINE WESTERN ENERGY ISSUES AND REVIEW NATURAL RESOURCES MANAGEMENT PROJECTS, VISIT NEW TECH PROJECTS AS RELATES TO INCREASING OPERATING EFFICIENCIES & REDUCING ENV. IMPACT
Date: Aug 3, 2004 (4 days)
Expense: $874.00
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Traveler: Christal Sheppard (from the office of Bart Gordon)
Destination: DENVER, COLORADO
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN THE SECOND-ANNUAL CONGRESSIONAL STAFF FIELD TOUR. THE CONGRESSIONAL STAFF LOOKED FIRST-HAND AT WESTERN ENERGY ISSUES. I ALSO VISITED SEVERAL SITES OF INTEREST ON COLORADO'S FRONT RANGE
Date: Aug 3, 2004 (4 days)
Expense: $952.44
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Traveler: Marsha Shasteen (from the office of Bart Gordon)
Destination: DENVER, COLORADO
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN THE SECOND-ANNUAL CONGRESSIONAL STAFF FIELD TOUR. THE CONGRESSIONAL STAFF LOOKED FIRST-HAND AT WESTERN ENERGY ISSUES. I ALSO VISITED SEVERAL SITES OF INTEREST ON COLORADO'S FRONT RANGE
Date: Aug 3, 2004 (4 days)
Expense: $952.44
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Traveler: Mitchell Butler (from the office of Scott Mcinnis)
Destination: DENVER, CO
Purpose: RENEWABLE ENERGY FIELD TOUR. (TOURS OF ENERGY FACILITIES AND LECTURES)
Date: Aug 3, 2004 (5 days)
Expense: $681.00
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Traveler: Steve Scango (from the office of Michael Castle)
Destination: BOULDER, COLORADO
Purpose: STEVE ATTENDED THE LAW SCHOOL LEGISLATIVE INSTITUTE ON EDUCATIONAL PROGRAM FOR STAFFERS FROM CAPITOL HILL. THE GOAL IS TO EDUCATE FEDERAL LEGISLATORS ABOUT WESTERN RESOURCES AND ENERGY ISSUES
Date: Aug 3, 2004 (4 days)
Expense: $1,045.00
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Traveler: Shane Schulz (from the office of John Salazar)
Destination: DENVER
Purpose: TO REVIEW THE ENDANGERED SPECIES ACT ON THE GROUND. TO LISTEN TO INDIVIDUAL & GROUPS TO HEAR THEIR CONCERNS IN REGARDS TO WHAT CHANGES NEED TO HAPPEN TO MAKE THE LAW MORE EFFECTIVE
Date: Aug 16, 2005 (5 days)
Expense: $900.00
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Traveler: Jodanna Haskins (from the office of Mark Udall)
Destination: DENVER, CO
Purpose: ENDANGERED SPECIES LEGISLATIVE TOUR-TO DISCUSS LEARN ABOUT THE PURPOSE AND IMPORTANCE OF THE ENDANGERED SPECIES ACT AND ITS IMPACT ON STATES
Date: Aug 16, 2005 (7 days)
Expense: $850.00
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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

  • 11.24.14

    Academic Fraud and College Athletics

    Last month the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill released a report that showed evidence of nearly two decades of academic fraud perpetuated by the school’s Afro-American Studies Department. An investigation found certain professors and administrators had an unwritten policy of “propping up” student athletes. This week on the podcast, we look at academic fraud at colleges with high-stakes sports programs.
  • 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.