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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

University of Virginia


Total cost of 15 trips: $7,344.50


Traveler: Evan Bayh (from the office of Evan Bayh)
Destination: CHARLOTTESVILLE, VIRGINIA
Purpose: THE SENATOR WAS ASKED TO BE THE KEYNOTE SPEAKER AT THE UNIVERSITY OF VIRGINIA'S LAW SCHOOL'S CONFERENCE ON PUBLIC SERVICE AND THE LAW
Date: Mar 4, 2000 (1 day)
Expense: $1,109.50
source

Traveler: Louise Mcintosh Slaughter (from the office of Louise Mcintosh Slaughter)
Destination: UNIVERSITY OF VIRGINIA
Purpose: DISCUSS THE MEMBER'S LEGISLATION REGARDING GENETIC NON DISCRIMINATION
Date: Mar 30, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $143.32
source

Traveler: John Robinson (from the office of John Warner)
Destination: UVA-CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA
Purpose: TOUR, VISIT, MEETINGS AT UVA MEDICAL CENTER
Date: Apr 23, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $450.00
source

Traveler: Judy Mattox (from the office of Virgil Goode)
Destination: PROJECT MEDICAL EDUCATION
Purpose: ATTEND PROJECT MEDICAL EDUCATION PROGRAM
Date: Apr 23, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $634.57
source

Traveler: Kathryn Scott (from the office of Bob Goodlatte)
Destination:
Purpose: ATTEND PROJECT MEDICAL EDUCATION PROGRAM
Date: Apr 23, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $622.72
source

Traveler: Renee Mcdonald (from the office of James Moran)
Destination:
Purpose: ATTEND PROJECT MEDICAL EDUCATION PROGRAM
Date: Apr 23, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $622.72
source

Traveler: David Price (from the office of David Price)
Destination: CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA
Purpose: CONDUCT A FORUM AT THE MILLER CENTER
Date: Jan 15, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $356.81
source

Traveler: George Yin (from the office of William Thomas)
Destination: CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA
Purpose: TEACH A CLASS IN BUSINESS SCHOOL
Date: Apr 4, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $104.95
source

Traveler: Michael Haltzel (from the office of Joseph Biden)
Destination: CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA
Purpose: TO DELIVER A LECTURE ON "NATO AFTER THE ISTANBUL SUMMIT" AT THE MILLER CENTER OF PUBLIC AFFAIRS, UNIV. OF VIRGINIA
Date: Jul 25, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $291.00
source

Traveler: Lamar Alexander (from the office of Lamar Alexander)
Destination: CHARLOTTESVILLE, VIRGINIA
Purpose: SPEAKER AT EDUCATION CONFERENCE
Date: Nov 4, 2004
Expense: $970.40
source

Traveler: Greg Nickerson (from the office of William Thomas)
Destination: CHARLOTTESVILLE
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE AS GUEST PANEL SPEAKER ON THE INTERNATIONAL PROVISIONS OF H.R. 4520, THE AMERICAN JOBS CREATION ACT
Date: Nov 19, 2004
Expense: $40.00
source

Traveler: Jeffrey Petrich (from the office of Richard Pombo)
Destination: WASHINGTON, D.C.-CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA-ARLINGTON, VA
Purpose: SPEAKER FOR GOVERNMENT LEGAL CAREERS WORKSHOP AT THE 2005 CONFERENCE ON PUBLIC SERVICE AND THE LAW AT THE UNIVERSITY OF VIRGINIA SCHOOL OF LAW
Date: Feb 11, 2005 (1 day)
Expense: $192.00
source

Traveler: Evan Bayh (from the office of Evan Bayh)
Destination: CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA
Purpose: TO SPEAK AT UVA LAW SCHOOL GRADUATION CEREMONY
Date: May 22, 2005
Expense: $821.41
source

Traveler: Melissa Bartlett (from the office of Joe Barton)
Destination: CHARLOTTESVILLE, VIRGINIA
Purpose: ATTEND A CONGRESSIONAL FAMILIARIZATION PROGRAM AT UVA REGARDING ISSUES PERTAINING TO MEDICAL SCHOOLS AND TEACHING HOSPITALS
Date: Aug 9, 2005 (1 day)
Expense: $277.05
source

Traveler: Darcie Brickner (from the office of Thomas Davis)
Destination: CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL TRIP INCLUDING TOUR OF CENTER AND BRIEFINGS FROM DEAN OF MEDICAL SCHOOL AND CEO OF MEDICAL CENTER
Date: Aug 9, 2005 (2 days)
Expense: $708.05
source



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.