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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

Better World Campaign


Total cost of 13 trips: $2,024.60


Traveler: Susan Williams (from the office of Jesse Helms)
Destination: NEW YORK (UNITED NATIONS)
Purpose: OFFICIAL VISIT TO THE UNITED NATIONS
Date: Apr 26, 2002 (1 day)
Expense: $142.00
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Traveler: Philip Griffin (from the office of Jesse Helms)
Destination: NEW YORK - UNITED NATIONS
Purpose: OFFICIAL VISIT TO U.N.
Date: Apr 26, 2002 (1 day)
Expense: $142.00
source

Traveler: Thomas Evans (from the office of Jack Reed)
Destination: NEW YORK, NY
Purpose: FACT FINDING TRIP
Date: Apr 26, 2002 (1 day)
Expense: $143.00
source

Traveler: Bryan Wilkes (from the office of Edward Royce)
Destination: VISIT AND MEET WITH OFFICIALS AT THE UNITED NATIONS, U.S. MISSION FOR NEWS AND OTHERS
Purpose: MEET WITH OFFICIALS IN NEW YORK-APPROZ 40 CONGRESSIONAL STAFF IN ATTENDANCE
Date: Apr 26, 2002
Expense: $142.00
source

Traveler: J. Karen Paulson (from the office of Scott Mcinnis)
Destination:
Purpose: BRIEFINGS BY US MISSION, THE UNITED NATIONS, & FOX NEWS STATION
Date: Apr 26, 2002 (1 day)
Expense: $167.00
source

Traveler: Christina Hardesty (from the office of Sander Levin)
Destination: UNITED NATIONS BRIEFING
Purpose: STAFFDEL TRIP TO THE UNITED NATIONS
Date: Apr 26, 2002
Expense: $167.00
source

Traveler: Michael Torra (from the office of Silvestre Reyes)
Destination: WASHINGTON, DC - NEW YORK CITY
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL
Date: May 16, 2003
Expense: $154.60
source

Traveler: Rosemary Garza (from the office of Charles Gonzalez)
Destination: U.N. NEW YORK
Purpose: TO DISCUSS POLICY ON IRAQ, AIDS, ECL.
Date: May 16, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $164.60
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Traveler: Amy Boyle (from the office of Jim Matheson)
Destination: MEETINGS AT NYSE AND UN ALL DAY FRIDAY
Purpose: STAFF DELEGATION TO NYSE AND UN
Date: May 16, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $164.60
source

Traveler: Debra Armentrout (from the office of Robert Wexler)
Destination:
Purpose: STUDY TOUR TO NEW YORK (VISIT UN)
Date: May 16, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $164.60
source

Traveler: Joshua Stull (from the office of Don Sherwood)
Destination: TRAIN TO NYC, TOUR, LUNCH, AND BRIEFING
Purpose: VISIT NEW YORK STOCK EXCHANGE AND UNITED NATIONS FOR MEETINGS
Date: May 16, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $164.60
source

Traveler: Jamila Thompson (from the office of Barbara Lee)
Destination: VISIT NEW YORK STOCK EXCHANGE & UN
Purpose: CONGRESSIONAL STAFF TOUR AND BRIEFINGS FROM NYSE, UN STAFF AND US-UN EMBASSY.
Date: May 16, 2003
Expense: $144.00
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Traveler: Matt Allen (from the office of Don Sherwood)
Destination: TRAIN TO NYC, TOUR, LUNCH, BRIEFING
Purpose: VISIT - NYSE AND U.N.
Date: May 16, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $164.60
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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

  • 11.17.14

    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.