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(Photos: Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library)

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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

American Academy of Actuaries


Total cost of 10 trips: $17,681.80


Traveler: Stephen Bailey (from the office of Kent Conrad)
Destination: NEW YORK, NEW YORK
Purpose: DISCUSSIONS WITH INSURANCE INDUSTRY LEADERS AND THE NEW YORK DEPARTMENT OF INSURANCE
Date: May 3, 2002
Expense: $415.00
source

Traveler: Joshua Saltzman (from the office of Edward Royce)
Destination: MET WITH AMERICAN ACAD. OF ACTUARIES AND NY STATE INSURANCE COMM.
Purpose: TO LEARN ABOUT TERRORISM INSURANCE, OPTIONAL FEDERAL CHARTER, & C.
Date: May 3, 2002
Expense: $935.00
source

Traveler: R Kevin Cain (from the office of Johnny Isakson)
Destination: LUNCH WITH ACTVARIES, PRESENTATIONS ON INSURANCE COVERAGE, BRIEFING BY N.Y INSVANA OFFICE
Purpose: DISCUSSION OF FEDERAL CHARTER PROPOSALS AND TERRORISM INSURANCE COVERAGE
Date: May 3, 2002 (2 days)
Expense: $935.00
source

Traveler: Kevin Casey (from the office of Joseph Crowley)
Destination: NYC
Purpose: ISSUES BRIEFING FOR FIN SERVICES STAFF ON ACTUARY/ACCOUNTING ISSUES
Date: May 3, 2002
Expense: $935.00
source

Traveler: Donald Auerbach (from the office of Carolyn Maloney)
Destination: WASHINGTON, D.C. TO NEW YORK, NY
Purpose: POLICY SESSIONS WITH ACTUARIES AND NEW YORK STATE INSURANCE COMM.
Date: May 3, 2002 (1 day)
Expense: $935.00
source

Traveler: Patrice Willoughby (from the office of Stephanie Tubbs Jones)
Destination: NEW YORK, NY
Purpose: FACT-FINDING AND EDUCATION CONCERNING THE ROLE OF ACTUARIES, TERRORISM INSURANCE COVERAGE, AND ASSESSING RISK IN THE INSURANCE INDUSTRY
Date: May 3, 2002
Expense: $935.00
source

Traveler: Todd Harper (from the office of Paul Kanjorski)
Destination: NEW YORK, NY
Purpose: CONGRESSIONAL STAFF BRIEFINGS ON INSURANCE AND ACTUARIAL ISSUES
Date: May 3, 2002 (1 day)
Expense: $935.00
source

Traveler: Elizabeth Macdonald (from the office of Blanche Lincoln)
Destination: NEW YORK, NY
Purpose: TO DISCUSS INSURANCE RISK AND FEDERAL POLICY ISSUES RELATED TO HEALTH INSURANCE
Date: Dec 13, 2002
Expense: $975.00
source

Traveler: Lori Neal (from the office of Blanche Lincoln)
Destination: NEW YORK CITY, NY
Purpose: TO LEARN ABOUT INSURANCE AS IT RELATES TO HEALTH CARE POLICY
Date: Dec 13, 2002
Expense: $975.00
source

Traveler: Don Nickles (from the office of Don Nickles)
Destination: HAWAII
Purpose: SEMINAR AND CONFERENCE
Date: Oct 17, 2004 (4 days)
Expense: $9,706.80
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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.