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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 by*

Ben Cline


Total cost of 12 trips: $16,039.53


Trips traveled under the office of Bob Goodlatte

Destination: WILLIAMSBURG, WA
Sponsor: Telecommunications Industry Association
Purpose: PARTICIPATION ON PANEL TO DISCUSS LEGISLATIVE OUTLOOK FOR YEAR
Date: Mar 31, 2000 (2 days)
Expense: $557.05
source

Destination: PONTE VEDRA, FLORIDA
Sponsor: United States Telecom Association and state affiliates
Purpose: PARTICIPATION IN ROUNDTABLE DISCUSSION ON HR 1686
Date: Apr 16, 2000 (2 days)
Expense: $1,973.82
source

Destination: LEESBURG, VA
Sponsor: Chamber of Commerce for the USA
Purpose: SUMMIT ON PRIVACY ISSUES
Date: May 19, 2000 (1 day)
Expense: $472.12
source

Destination: LAS VEGAS, NV
Sponsor: Information Technology Industry Council
Purpose: PARTICIPATE IN CONSUMER ELECTRONICS SHOW
Date: Jan 5, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $1,417.00
source

Destination: LAS VEGAS, NV
Sponsor: National Association of Broadcasters
Purpose: NAB 2001 CONVENTION
Date: Apr 20, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $1,466.33
source

Destination: DURHAM, NC
Sponsor: United States Telecom Association and state affiliates
Purpose: CONGRESSIONAL STAFF INFORMATION TRIP
Date: May 4, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $1,238.21
source

Destination: NASHVILLE, TN
Sponsor: Recording Industry Association of America
Purpose: FACT-FINDING TRIP
Date: Jun 15, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $880.00
source

Destination: DULLES, VA; LOS ANGELES, CA; SAN FRANCISCO, CA
Sponsor: Time Warner
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL; FACT-FINDING
Date: Aug 15, 2001 (4 days)
Expense: $1,750.00
source

Destination: LEESBURG, VA
Sponsor: Chamber of Commerce for the USA
Purpose: PRIVACY SUMMIT
Date: Oct 12, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $491.41
source

Destination: LAS VEGAS, NV
Sponsor: Consumer Electronics Association
Purpose: CONGRESSIONAL STAFF TRIP TO CONSUMER ELECTRONICS SHOW
Date: Jan 7, 2002 (3 days)
Expense: $1,733.00
source

Destination: SAN DIEGO, CA
Sponsor: SBC Communications Inc
Purpose: CONGRESSIONAL STAFF SEMINAR
Date: Apr 4, 2002 (3 days)
Expense: $1,860.59
source

Destination: WASHINGTON, DC-NEW ORLEANS-DC
Sponsor: National Cable and Telecommunications Association and affiliated cable organizations
Purpose: CONGRESSIONAL FACT-FINDING-NCTA CONVENTION
Date: May 4, 2002 (2 days)
Expense: $2,200.00
source



* - Trips by all travelers named Ben Cline.


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

  • 11.24.14

    Academic Fraud and College Athletics

    Last month the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill released a report that showed evidence of nearly two decades of academic fraud perpetuated by the school’s Afro-American Studies Department. An investigation found certain professors and administrators had an unwritten policy of “propping up” student athletes. This week on the podcast, we look at academic fraud at colleges with high-stakes sports programs.
  • 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.