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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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(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*

Eric Dell


Total cost of 12 trips: $30,018.53


Trips traveled under the office of Joe Wilson

Destination: NY, KUWAIT
Sponsor: Kuwait
Purpose:
Date: May 25, 2002 (5 days)
Expense: $5,719.00
source

Destination: FABRIQUE NATIONALE, LIEGE, BELGIUM; EUROSATORY, PARIS, FRANCE
Sponsor: Fn Herstal
Purpose: VISIT CORPORATE HEADQUARTERS IN LIEGE, AND ATTEND EUROPEAN LAND WARFARE SYSTEMS EXPOSITION IN PARIS
Date: Jun 13, 2002 (6 days)
Expense: $2,600.00
source

Destination: ENGLAND
Sponsor: BNFL Nuclear Services Inc
Purpose: TO LEARN ABOUT THE NUCLEAR INDUSTRY AND HOW IT AFFECTS SOUTH CAROLINA AT SAVANNAH RIVER SITE
Date: May 25, 2003 (5 days)
Expense: $1,979.10
source

Destination: INDIA
Sponsor: Confederation of Indian Industry
Purpose: TO FURTHER MY KNOWLEDGE OF INDIA'S PEOPLE AND IT'S ECONOMY TO HELP MR. WILSON WITH HIS SERVICES AS CO-CHAIRMAN OF THE INDIA CAUCUS
Date: Dec 8, 2003 (4 days)
Expense: $3,259.85
source

Destination: MANCHESTER, U.K-LONDON
Sponsor: BNFL Nuclear Services Inc
Purpose: VISIT TO NUCLEAR FACILITY AND RAIL SYSTEM TO EDUCATE MYSELF ON ISSUES AFFECTING SAVANNAH RIVER SITE IN OUR DISTRICT
Date: May 23, 2004 (5 days)
Expense: $3,156.70
source

Destination: STOCKHOLM, SWEDEN
Sponsor: Saab AB
Purpose: TO VISIT SAAB MILITARY PRODUCTION FACILITIES AS THEY RELATE TO ARMED SERVICES COMMITTEE ISSUES
Date: Aug 15, 2004 (7 days)
Expense: $7,013.00
source

Destination: TEL AVIV ISRAEL
Sponsor: American Israel Education Foundation
Purpose: EDUCATION MISSION
Date: Dec 12, 2004 (8 days)
Expense: $2,588.40
source

Destination: HARTFORD, CT NEW YORK, NY
Sponsor: Pitney Bowes Inc
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL TRIP TO LEARN ABOUT POSTAL ISSUES AND POSTAL REFORM BILL
Date: Jan 13, 2005 (1 day)
Expense: $785.00
source

Destination: PHILADELPHIA, PA
Sponsor: Mercatus Center at George Mason University
Purpose: CHIEF OF STAFF RETREAT
Date: Feb 4, 2005 (2 days)
Expense: $852.00
source

Destination: WASHINGTON, DC-FRANKFURT, GERMANY-KIER, UKRAINE
Sponsor: American Foreign Policy Council
Purpose: CONGRESSIONAL STAFF TRIP FOR EDUCATIONAL PURPOSES TO SUPREME RADA OF UKRAINE
Date: Feb 20, 2005 (7 days)
Expense: $1,325.00
source

Destination: WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, WV
Sponsor: Congressional Institute Inc
Purpose: 2005 BICAMERAL CHIEFS OF STAFF RETREAT
Date: Mar 4, 2005 (1 day)
Expense: $181.00
source

Destination: DALLAS/FORT WORTH-HOUSTON, TEXAS
Sponsor: NUCOR STEEL
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL TRIP IN REFERENCE TO MR. WILSON SERVING AS CHAIRMAN OF STEEL CAUCUS EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE
Date: Mar 21, 2005 (1 day)
Expense: $559.48
source



* - Trips by all travelers named Eric Dell.


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.