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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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Total cost of 7 trips: $16,659.35


Traveler: Ann Norris (from the office of Loretta Sanchez)
Destination: MEXICO CITY
Purpose: FACT-FINDING, BUSINESS & TRADE PROMOTION
Date: Aug 12, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $1,571.22
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Traveler: Loretta Sanchez (from the office of Loretta Sanchez)
Destination: MEXICO CITY
Purpose: FACT-FINDING, BUSINESS & TRADE PROMOTION
Date: Aug 12, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $1,571.22
source

Traveler: Chuck Hagel (from the office of Chuck Hagel)
Destination: NEW YORK CITY (TEETERBORO, NJ AIRPORT)
Purpose: SPEECH
Date: Jan 29, 2003
Expense: $2,544.20
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Traveler: Lou Ann Linehan (from the office of Chuck Hagel)
Destination: NEW YORK CITY (TEETERBORO, NJ AIRPORT)
Purpose: TO PROVIDE STAFF SUPPORT FOR SENATOR'S SPEECH
Date: Jan 29, 2003
Expense: $2,544.20
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Traveler: Richard Urey (from the office of Shelley Berkley)
Destination: ISRAEL-ATHENS
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL MISSION
Date: Aug 24, 2003 (6 days)
Expense: $2,582.84
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Traveler: Janice Schakowsky (from the office of Janice Schakowsky)
Destination: CHICAGO-FT. WORTH-WASHINGTON, DC
Purpose: AWARDS DINNER
Date: Oct 28, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $1,677.00
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Traveler: Kevin Casey (from the office of Joseph Crowley)
Destination: TEL AVIV, LGA
Purpose: LEARN MORE ABOUT ISRAELI-PALESTINIAN SITUATION - VISITED TEL AVIV, JERUSALEM, GOLAN HEIGHTS
Date: Mar 27, 2005 (7 days)
Expense: $4,168.67
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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.