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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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(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

Wildlife Conservation Society


Total cost of 12 trips: $19,936.00


Traveler: Tamera Luzzatto (from the office of Hillary Clinton)
Destination: BELIZE
Purpose: TO LEARN ABOUT THIS NY-BASED ORGANIZATION AND ITS EFFORTS TO PRESERVE IMPT ECOSYSTEMS SPECIAL WHILE PROMOTING NEEDS ECONOMIC PROGRESS IN THIS COUNTRY
Date: Apr 12, 2004 (3 days)
Expense: $2,096.00
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Traveler: Jim Messina (from the office of Byron Dorgan)
Destination: BELIZE
Purpose: TO LEARN ABOUT RESOURCE MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS, MARINE RESERVES AND CONSERVATION, MEET W/PUBLIC OFFICIALS NGO REPS AND SCIENTISTS
Date: Apr 12, 2004 (3 days)
Expense: $1,082.00
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Traveler: Brett Heimov (from the office of Jerrold Nadler)
Destination: DC TO CHARLOTTE, NC TO BELIZE CITY, BELIZE & RETURN
Purpose: CONSERVATION EDUCATION ACTIVITIES
Date: Apr 12, 2004 (3 days)
Expense: $1,082.00
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Traveler: Robert Taub (from the office of John Mchugh)
Destination: BELIZE
Purpose: TO EXAMINE INTERNATIONAL WILDLIFE CONSERVATION PROGRAMS
Date: Apr 12, 2004 (3 days)
Expense: $1,082.00
source

Traveler: Wendy Darwell (from the office of Maurice Hinchey)
Destination: BELIZE CITY, BELIZE
Purpose: FACT-FINDING MISSION ON INTERNATIONAL CONSERVATION EFFORTS
Date: Apr 12, 2004 (3 days)
Expense: $1,082.00
source

Traveler: Ellyn Toscano (from the office of Jose Serrano)
Destination: BELIZE
Purpose: ENVIRONMENTAL FACT-FINDING
Date: Apr 12, 2004 (3 days)
Expense: $1,082.00
source

Traveler: Polly Trottenberg (from the office of Charles Schumer)
Destination: BELIZE
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL
Date: Mar 20, 2005 (3 days)
Expense: $1,980.00
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Traveler: Anne Marie Anzalone (from the office of Joseph Crowley)
Destination: BELIZE
Purpose: EXPLORE NATURAL WILDLIFE PRESERVES
Date: Mar 20, 2005 (3 days)
Expense: $2,530.00
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Traveler: Christine Pollack (from the office of E. Clay Shaw)
Destination: WASHINGTON, D.C. TO BELIZE CITY, BELIZE
Purpose: TO OBSERVE AND LEARN ABOUT THE WILDLIFE CONSERVATION SOCIETY'S CONSERVATION EFFECTS IN BELIZE AS CONGRESSMAN SHAW'S LEAD STAFFER ON THE INTERNATIONAL CONSERVATION CAUCUS
Date: Mar 20, 2005 (3 days)
Expense: $1,980.00
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Traveler: Nadine Berg (from the office of Jose Serrano)
Destination: BELIZE CITY
Purpose: TO LEARN MORE ABOUT U.S. PROGRAMS THAT SUPPORT INTERNATIONAL BIODIVERSITY CONSERVATION AND THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN TROPICAL FORESTS AND MARINE ECOSYSTEMS
Date: Mar 20, 2005 (3 days)
Expense: $1,980.00
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Traveler: Christopher Fish (from the office of John Sweeney)
Destination: BELIZE
Purpose: TOUR WILDLIFE CONSERVATION SOCIETY CONSERVATION PROJECTS AND PROGRAMS CONGRESSMAN SWEENEY IS A MEMBER OF THE INTERNATIONAL CONSERVATION CAUCUS
Date: Mar 20, 2005 (3 days)
Expense: $1,980.00
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Traveler: Franklin Thompson (from the office of John Tanner)
Destination: WASH DC-BELIZE, C.A.
Purpose: GROUP WAS TO LEARN OF THE UNITED STATES EFFORTS AND CONTRIBUTIONS TO INTERNATIONAL CONSERVATION AND WILDLIFE PRESERVATION EFFORTS. MEMBER IS CO-CHAIR OF HOUSE INT'L CONSERVATION CAUCUS
Date: Mar 20, 2005 (3 days)
Expense: $1,980.00
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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.