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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*

George Crawford


Total cost of 5 trips: $8,250.01


Trips traveled under the office of Joe Moakley

Destination: PALM BEACH, FLORIDA
Sponsor: Securities Industry Association
Purpose: PARTICIPATE IN PANEL DISCUSSIONS ON LEGISLATIVE AGENDA OF RELEVANCE TO THE SECURITIES INDUSTRY
Date: Mar 30, 2000 (3 days)
Expense: $2,583.00
source

Destination: SEDONA, ARIZONA SCOTTSDALE, ARIZONA
Sponsor: Qwest Communications International Inc
Purpose: MEET WITH COMPANY REPRESENTATIVES AND LEARN ABOUT ISSUES FACING TELECOMMUNICATIONS INDUSTRY
Date: Apr 17, 2000 (3 days)
Expense: $2,726.29
source


Trips traveled under the office of Nancy Pelosi

Destination: MIAMI, FL
Sponsor: American Bankers Association
Purpose: HOUSE & SENATE LEADERSHIP STAFF PANEL TO DISCUSS 108TH AGENDA
Date: Feb 21, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $1,495.52
source

Destination: BOSTON, MA
Sponsor: JOHN JOSEPH MOAKLEY CHARITABLE FOUNDATION
Purpose: SECOND ANNUAL JOHN JOSEPH MOAKLEY CHARITABLE FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIP AWARDS CEREMONY MEMBER, BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Date: May 28, 2003
Expense: $589.50
source

Destination: FT. LAUDERDALE, FLORIDA
Sponsor: AFL-CIO (American Federation of Labor - Council of Industrial Organizations)
Purpose: AFL-CIO EXECUTIVE COUNCIL WINTER MEETING
Date: Mar 8, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $855.70
source



* - Trips by all travelers named George Crawford.


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.