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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*

Bryan Cunningham


Total cost of 14 trips: $26,869.58


Trips traveled under the office of John Ensign

Destination: DURHAM, NORTH CAROLINA
Sponsor: United States Telecom Association and state affiliates
Purpose: FACT FINDING
Date: May 4, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $1,274.97
source

Destination: NEW YORK CITY, SEATTLE
Sponsor: Microsoft Corporation
Purpose: FACT FINDING
Date: May 31, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $1,941.26
source

Destination: NEW YORK, NY
Sponsor: Sony Corporation
Purpose: FACT FINDING
Date: Aug 13, 2001
Expense: $480.00
source

Destination: SILICON VALLEY - SAN JOSE, CA
Sponsor: Congressional Economic Leadership Institute
Purpose: FACT FINDING
Date: Aug 14, 2001 (5 days)
Expense: $1,738.00
source

Destination: JAPAN
Sponsor: Congressional Economic Leadership Institute
Purpose: FACT FINDING
Date: Jan 5, 2002 (8 days)
Expense: $8,460.00
source

Destination: SAN DIEGO, CALIFORNIA
Sponsor: SBC Communications Inc
Purpose: FACT FINDING
Date: Apr 4, 2002 (3 days)
Expense: $1,821.25
source

Destination: NEW ORLEANS, CA
Sponsor: National Cable and Telecommunications Association and affiliated cable organizations
Purpose: FACT FINDING
Date: May 3, 2002 (3 days)
Expense: $2,610.64
source

Destination: CHARLESTON, S.C.
Sponsor: United States Telecom Association and state affiliates
Purpose: FACT FINDING
Date: Jun 29, 2002 (3 days)
Expense: $1,410.00
source

Destination: NEW YORK, NEW YORK
Sponsor: Microsoft Corporation
Purpose: FACT FINDING
Date: Nov 6, 2002 (2 days)
Expense: $1,136.46
source

Destination: NEW YORK, NEW YORK
Sponsor: National Cable and Telecommunications Association and affiliated cable organizations
Purpose: FACT FINDING
Date: Dec 5, 2002 (2 days)
Expense: $1,256.00
source

Destination: LAS VEGAS, NEVADA
Sponsor: Consumer Electronics Association
Purpose: FACT FINDING
Date: Jan 9, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $1,733.00
source

Destination: JACKSONVILLE, FL
Sponsor: United States Telecom Association and state affiliates
Purpose: FACT FINDING
Date: Feb 21, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $1,427.00
source

Destination: LAS VEGAS, NEVADA
Sponsor: National Association of Broadcasters
Purpose: FACT FINDING
Date: Apr 5, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $1,041.00
source

Destination: WILLIAMSBURG, VIRGINIA
Sponsor: Telecommunications Industry Association
Purpose: FACT FINDING
Date: Apr 11, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $540.00
source



* - Trips by all travelers named Bryan Cunningham.


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.