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(Photos: Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library)

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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*

Christine Drager


Total cost of 6 trips: $5,860.11


Trips traveled under the office of Frank Murkowski

Destination: PRUDHOE BAY, DEADHORSE, ALASKA
Sponsor: BP plc (BP Amoco)
Purpose: ON THE GROUND FACT FINDING TRIP OF THE OIL AND GAS FACILITIES IN PRUHOE BAY
Date: Aug 21, 2002
Expense: $560.00
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Destination: GREENS CREEK MINE, JUNEAU, ALASKA
Sponsor: Kennecott
Purpose: ON THE GROUND FACTFINDING TRIP OF AN OPERATIONAL SILVER/ZINC MINE LOCATED WITHIN A NATIONAL MONUMENT
Date: Aug 22, 2002 (1 day)
Expense: $692.98
source


Trips traveled under the office of Ted Stevens

Destination: WILLIAMSBURG, VA
Sponsor: Telecommunications Industry Association
Purpose: TO ATTEND THE TELECOMMUNICATIONS INDUSTRY ASSOCIATIONS 4TH ANNUAL SPRING POLICY SUMMIT
Date: Apr 11, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $539.00
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Destination: CHICAGO, ILLINOIS
Sponsor: National Cable and Telecommunications Association and affiliated cable organizations
Purpose: NCTA 52ND ANNUAL CONVENTION AND INTERNATIONAL EXPOSITION
Date: Jun 7, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $1,000.92
source

Destination: HOT SPRING, VIRGINIA
Sponsor: Electronic Industries Alliance
Purpose: TO ATTEND AND PARTICIPATE ON A PANEL AT THE EIA ROUNDTABLE
Date: Aug 10, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $1,456.00
source

Destination: LAS VEGAS, NEVADA
Sponsor: Consumer Electronics Association
Purpose: TO ATTEND THE CONSUMER ELECTRONICS SHOW - A CONSUMER TECHNOLOGY SHOW THAT WILL HIGHLIGHT ISSUES SUCH AS DIGITAL CONVERSATION, SPECTRUM MANAGEMENT AND INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY
Date: Jan 7, 2004 (3 days)
Expense: $1,611.21
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* - Trips by all travelers named Christine Drager.


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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    The Utility of a PhD

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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.
  • 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.