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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

Viacom Inc


Total cost of 25 trips: $21,490.45


Traveler: Jerrold Nadler (from the office of Jerrold Nadler)
Destination: NYC-MANCHESTER, NEW HAMPSHIRE & RETURN
Purpose: PANELIST ON "TURNING THE TABLES: POLITICIANS GRILL THE MEDIA"
Date: Jan 28, 2000 (2 days)
Expense: $1,033.00
source

Traveler: Eric Schmeltzer (from the office of Jerrold Nadler)
Destination: NYC - MANCHESTER, NEW HAMPSHIRE & RETURN
Purpose: ACCOMPANY MEMBER WHO WAS A PANELIST ON "TURNING THE TABLES: POLITICIANS GRIL THE MEDIA"
Date: Jan 29, 2000 (1 day)
Expense: $765.00
source

Traveler: Dennis Kucinich (from the office of Dennis Kucinich)
Destination: BOSTON, MA
Purpose: APPEAR AT A COMEDY FORUM IN MANCHESTER, NEW HAMPSHIRE
Date: Jan 29, 2000 (1 day)
Expense: $1,000.00
source

Traveler: Dave Marventano (from the office of W.J. Tauzin)
Destination: NEW YORK CITY, NY
Purpose: FACT FINDING
Date: Sep 8, 2000 (3 days)
Expense: $1,086.61
source

Traveler: W.J. Tauzin (from the office of W.J. Tauzin)
Destination: NEW YORK CITY, NY
Purpose: FACT FINDING
Date: Sep 8, 2000 (3 days)
Expense: $2,327.15
source

Traveler: Joseph Lieberman (from the office of Joseph Lieberman)
Destination: WASHINGTON, D.C.
Purpose: SENATOR WAS GUEST ON SUNDAY TALK SHOW
Date: Feb 11, 2001
Expense: $155.35
source

Traveler: Joseph Lieberman (from the office of Joseph Lieberman)
Destination: WASHINGTON, D.C.
Purpose: SENATOR WAS GUEST ON EARLY SHOW
Date: Mar 29, 2001
Expense: $103.56
source

Traveler: Joseph Lieberman (from the office of Joseph Lieberman)
Destination: WASHINGTON, D.C.
Purpose: SENATOR WAS GUEST ON SUNDAY TALK SHOW
Date: May 27, 2001
Expense: $77.68
source

Traveler: James Maloney (from the office of James Maloney)
Destination: NEW YORK CITY
Purpose: INTERVIEWS
Date: May 31, 2001
Expense: $370.00
source

Traveler: Jean Carnahan (from the office of Jean Carnahan)
Destination: NEW YORK CITY, NEW YORK
Purpose: APPEARANCE ON CBS "THE EARLY SHOW"
Date: Jun 3, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $430.28
source

Traveler: Anthony Wyche (from the office of Jean Carnahan)
Destination: NEW YORK CITY, NEW YORK
Purpose: TO STAFF SENATOR CARNAHAN DURING HER APPEARANCE ON CBS "THE EARLY SHOW"
Date: Jun 3, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $430.28
source

Traveler: W.J. Tauzin (from the office of W.J. Tauzin)
Destination: NYC
Purpose: MEETINGS RE. NATL. OWNERSHIP CAP & PROGRAM ACCESS
Date: Jul 22, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $681.20
source

Traveler: Joseph Lieberman (from the office of Joseph Lieberman)
Destination: WASHINGTON, D.C.
Purpose: SENATOR WAS GUEST ON EARLY SHOW
Date: Sep 25, 2001
Expense: $155.35
source

Traveler: Joseph Biden (from the office of Joseph Biden)
Destination: WASHINGTON, DC
Purpose: APPEARANCE ON CBS NEWS' "THE EARLY SHOE"
Date: Jan 29, 2003
Expense: $103.56
source

Traveler: Joseph Biden (from the office of Joseph Biden)
Destination: FORT MYERS, FL
Purpose: AUTO SERVICE IN FORT MYERS AREA FOR APPEARANCE ON "FACE THE NATION"
Date: Apr 11, 2004
Expense: $330.75
source

Traveler: Henry Bonilla (from the office of Henry Bonilla)
Destination: NY
Purpose: INTERVIEW ON THE DAILY SHOW
Date: Aug 2, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $1,174.59
source

Traveler: Norm Coleman (from the office of Norm Coleman)
Destination: NEW YORK CITY, NEW YORK
Purpose: TO APPEAR ON THE DAILY SHOW WITH JON STEWART
Date: Aug 17, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $688.59
source

Traveler: Kristin Smith (from the office of Conrad Burns)
Destination: LOS ANGELES, CA
Purpose: TO BETTER UNDERSTAND HOW THE DTV TRANSITION WILL AFFECT CONSUMERS IN RURAL MONTANA
Date: Feb 23, 2005 (2 days)
Expense: $1,605.40
source

Traveler: Mark Anderson (from the office of Roy Blunt)
Destination: LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA
Purpose: MEETINGS WITH EXECUTIVES OF CBS TELEVISION AND PARAMOUNT STUDIOS TO DISCUSS DECENCEY LEGISLATION AS WELL AS THE TRANSITION TO DIGITAL TELEVISION
Date: Feb 23, 2005 (2 days)
Expense: $1,605.40
source

Traveler: Jaylyn Jensen (from the office of Joe Barton)
Destination: LOS ANGELES, CA
Purpose: MEETINGS WITH CBS AND PARAMOUNT EXECUTIVES
Date: Feb 23, 2005 (2 days)
Expense: $1,366.40
source

Traveler: Paul Brathwaite (from the office of Mel Watt)
Destination: LOS ANGELES, CA
Purpose: TO VISIT VIACOM'S NEWS DIVISION AND MOVIE STUDIOS AND TO DISCUSS INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY ISSUES FACING THE ENTERTAINMENT INDUSTRY.
Date: Feb 23, 2005 (2 days)
Expense: $1,632.40
source

Traveler: Maria Meier (from the office of Grace Napolitano)
Destination: LOS ANGELES, CA; SAN JOSE, CALIFORNIA
Purpose: TO BECOME EDUCATED ON THE POLICY ISSUES AFFECTING THE TELEVISION AND MOVIE PICTURE INDUSTRY GOVERNMENT REGULATIONS ON BROADCAST AND PIRACY
Date: Feb 23, 2005 (2 days)
Expense: $1,725.10
source

Traveler: Linda Valter (from the office of Mary Bono)
Destination: PALM SPRINGS - LOS ANGELES
Purpose: IMPACTS ON MOVIE/TV INDUTRY
Date: Feb 24, 2005
Expense: $806.40
source

Traveler: Debbie Wasserman Schultz (from the office of Debbie Wasserman Schultz)
Destination: WASHINGTON, DC
Purpose: PRESS INTERVIEW-LIVE
Date: Mar 26, 2005 (1 day)
Expense: $1,421.70
source

Traveler: Daniel O'brien (from the office of Joseph Biden)
Destination: BOSTON MA
Purpose: TO ACCOMPANY SENATOR BIDEN ON A SPEAKING ENGAGEMENT
Date: Jun 19, 2005
Expense: $414.70
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.

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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.