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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*

Robert Cochran


Total cost of 20 trips: $63,336.49


Trips traveled under the office of Howard Mckeon

Destination: LOS ANGELES TO HUNTINGTON BEACH TO SEAL BEACH
Sponsor: Boeing Co
Purpose: TOUR AND BRIEFING OF SPACE AND COMMUNICATIONS DIVISION
Date: Apr 16, 2000 (1 day)
Expense: $419.71
source

Destination: SAN FRANCISCO
Sponsor: Information Technology Industry Council
Purpose: TOUR HI-TECH COMPANIES
Date: Apr 17, 2000 (1 day)
Expense: $779.00
source

Destination: LOS ANGELES TO PALM SPRINGS
Sponsor: Education Finance Council
Purpose: SPEAKER AT THE STUDENT AID CONFERENCE
Date: Mar 7, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $2,584.69
source

Destination: NASHVILLE, TN
Sponsor: National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators
Purpose: PARTICIPATE ON HIGHER EDUCATION ISSUES PANEL
Date: Jul 22, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $232.84
source

Destination: SAN FRANCISCO, CA
Sponsor: SBC Communications Inc
Purpose: BRIEFINGS ON TELECOMMUNICATIONS ISSUES
Date: Aug 7, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $1,458.51
source

Destination: NEW YORK, NY
Sponsor: Association of Proprietary Colleges
Purpose: TOUR OF COLLEGE CAMPUSES
Date: Dec 9, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $1,303.30
source

Destination: LAGUNA BEACH, CA
Sponsor: Sallie Mae Inc
Purpose: SPEECH TO FINANCIAL AID DIRECTORS
Date: Jan 13, 2002 (2 days)
Expense: $1,100.00
source

Destination: LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA
Sponsor: Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising
Purpose: HIGHER EDUCATION ISSUES
Date: Mar 22, 2002 (2 days)
Expense: $731.90
source

Destination: WEST PALM BEACH, FL
Sponsor: Sallie Mae Inc
Purpose: CONFERENCE SPEAKER ON HIGHER ED ISSUES
Date: Jan 13, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $612.00
source

Destination: LOS ANGELES
Sponsor: Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising
Purpose: HIGHER EDUCATION ISSUES
Date: Mar 21, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $1,090.00
source

Destination: SACRAMENTO, CA TO NAPA VALLEY, CA
Sponsor: Wachovia Bank
Purpose: HIGHER EDUCATION CONFERENCE
Date: Jan 6, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $1,737.42
source

Destination: ROME, ITALY-ANKARA, TURKEY-ISTANBUL, TURKEY
Sponsor: General Atomics
Purpose: MEETINGS WITH TURKISH AND ITALIAN GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS, U.S. EMBASSY OFFICIALS, AND U.S. MILITARY OFFICIALS TO DISCUSS DEFENSE ISSUES AND THE ROLE OF U.S. BASED CONTRACTORS IN THOSE COUNTRIES
Date: Apr 12, 2004 (7 days)
Expense: $17,222.10
source

Destination: LOS ANGELES TO SAN DIEGO
Sponsor: NATIONAL COUNCIL OF HIGHER EDUCATION LOAN PROFESSIONALS
Purpose: CONFERENCE SPEAKER
Date: May 23, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $552.45
source

Destination: HOT SPRINGS, VA
Sponsor: Congressional Institute Inc
Purpose: BICAMERAL CHIEFS OF STAFF RETREAT
Date: Oct 23, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $595.00
source

Destination: ANAHEIM, CALIFORNIA
Sponsor: American Association of Cosmetology Schools
Purpose: SPEAK ON HIGHER EDUCATION ISSUES
Date: Nov 8, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $243.20
source

Destination: NAPLES, FL
Sponsor: Education Finance Council
Purpose: SPEAK ON HIGHER EDUCATION ISSUES
Date: Nov 18, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $672.74
source

Destination: WASHINGTON, DC-SAN JOSE CABO, MEXICO-NORFOLK, VA
Sponsor: Career College Association
Purpose: SPEAKER ON HIGHER EDUCATION ISSUES
Date: Dec 1, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $1,367.37
source

Destination: NORFOLK, VA-TAMPA, FL-WASHINGTON, DC
Sponsor: National Workforce Association (NWA)
Purpose: SERVED ON PANEL TO DISCUSS ISSUES BEFORE CONGRESS
Date: Dec 5, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $1,257.90
source

Destination: LOS ANGELES
Sponsor: Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising
Purpose: DISCUSS HIGHER EDUCATION ISSUES
Date: Feb 25, 2005 (2 days)
Expense: $930.00
source

Destination: MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA TO CAIRNS, AUSTRALIA, TO CANBERRA, AUSTRALIA, TO SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA TO LOS ANGELES, CA
Sponsor: General Atomics
Purpose: TO MEET AND DISCUSS UNMANNED AERIAL VEHICLE ISSUES WITH AUSTRALIAN GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS AND MEETINGS WITH U.S. EMBASSY OFFICIALS
Date: Mar 17, 2005 (10 days)
Expense: $28,446.36
source



* - Trips by all travelers named Robert Cochran.


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.