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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 by*

Kurt Christensen


Total cost of 6 trips: $10,672.13


Trips traveled under the office of Richard Pombo

Destination: AL-FL
Sponsor: no sponsor listed on form
Purpose: CLEAN COAL FIELD INSPECTION
Date: Apr 22, 2003 (5 days)
Expense: $1,372.85
source

Destination: MANASSAS
Sponsor: National Stone Sand & Gravel Association
Purpose: VISIT ROCK QUARRY AND GET BRIEFED ON THE ROLE OF AGGREGATES IN FEDERAL PUBLIC WORKS PROJECTS
Date: Jul 31, 2003
Expense: $71.97
source

Destination: LEXINGTON, KY
Sponsor: Farm Credit Council
Purpose: BRIEF MEMBERS AN PENDING LEGISLATION
Date: Sep 14, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $635.23
source

Destination: SAVANNAH, GA
Sponsor: Forest Landowners Association Inc
Purpose: SPEAK TO ORGANIZATION ABOUT RESOURCES ISSUES
Date: May 4, 2005 (2 days)
Expense: $870.00
source


Trips traveled under the office of Dennis Rehberg

Destination: MADRID-ALGERIA
Sponsor: Defense Forum Foundation
Purpose: FACT FINDING OF WESTERN SAHARA ISSUE
Date: Apr 15, 2001 (7 days)
Expense: $1,315.00
source


Trips traveled under the office of Don Young

Destination: JUNEAU, ANCHORAGE, HEALY, FAIRBANKS & KOTZEBUE, ALASKA
Sponsor: NATIONAL MINING ASSOCIATION / GOLD INSTITUTE
Purpose: VISIT MINING OPERATIONS
Date: Jul 2, 2000 (6 days)
Expense: $6,407.08
source



* - Trips by all travelers named Kurt Christensen.


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

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    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.