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Trips by*

Colin Crowell


Total cost of 8 trips: $6,437.74


Trips traveled under the office of Edward Markey

Destination: ASPEN, CO
Sponsor: Progress & Freedom Foundation
Purpose: PARTICIPATION AT ANNUAL CONFERENCE
Date: Aug 20, 2000 (2 days)
Expense: $1,200.00
source

Destination: ASPEN, COLORADO
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: PARTICIPATE IN CONFERENCE ON COMMUNICATIONS & SOCIETY
Date: Aug 12, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $1,150.00
source

Destination: BOSTON
Sponsor: Comptel/ASCENT
Purpose: ATTEND & SPEAK AT ANNUAL CONVENTION
Date: Oct 6, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $425.00
source

Destination: BOSTON, MA
Sponsor: MASSACHUSETTS TELECOMMUNICATIONS COUNCIL
Purpose: SPEAK AT BROADBAND TELECOMMUNICATIONS CONFERENCE
Date: Feb 3, 2002 (1 day)
Expense: $239.00
source

Destination: LAS VEGAS, NV
Sponsor: National Association of Broadcasters
Purpose: TO ATTEND & SPEAK @ ANNUAL CONVENTION
Date: Apr 6, 2002 (2 days)
Expense: $957.60
source

Destination: ASPEN COLORADO
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: ATTEND ACADEMIC CONFERENCE
Date: Aug 10, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $620.00
source

Destination: WYE, MARYLAND
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: ATTEND CONFERENCE ON PUBLIC INTEREST TELECOMMUNICATIONS ISSUES
Date: Jun 17, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $204.00
source

Destination: SAN FRANCISCO
Sponsor: National Cable and Telecommunications Association and affiliated cable organizations
Purpose: SPEAK AT ANNUAL CONVENTION
Date: Apr 1, 2005 (3 days)
Expense: $1,642.14
source



* - Trips by all travelers named Colin Crowell.


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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  • 11.10.14

    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.
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    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.