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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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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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Trips by*

Dave Ebersole


Total cost of 9 trips: $11,192.06


Trips traveled under the office of Larry Combest

Destination: WYE WOODS CONFERENCE CTR, QUEENSTOWN, MD
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: COMMITTEE MEETINGS
Date: Jan 28, 2000 (1 day)
Expense: $285.00
source

Destination: PALM SPRINGS, CA
Sponsor: American Association of Crop Insurers
Purpose: ANNUAL MEETING-PANEL DISCUSSION
Date: Feb 13, 2000 (2 days)
Expense: $1,898.64
source

Destination: BIG SKY, MT.
Sponsor: American Bankers Association
Purpose: AGRICULTURAL BANKERS MEETING
Date: Jul 7, 2000 (3 days)
Expense: $1,385.51
source

Destination: NEW ORLEANS, LA
Sponsor: American Sugar Cane League
Purpose: LEARN ABOUT LA SUGAR CANE INDUSTRY
Date: Nov 17, 2000 (2 days)
Expense: $774.00
source

Destination: SAN DIEGO, CA
Sponsor: Farm Credit Council
Purpose: SPEAK & ATTEND ANNUAL MTG
Date: Jan 14, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $1,205.73
source

Destination: HOUSTON, TX
Sponsor: Enron Corporation
Purpose: STAFF BRIEFING/EDUCATION
Date: Apr 5, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $1,197.58
source

Destination: RALEIGH, N.C., ST. LOUIS, MEMPHIS, GREENVILLE MS, NEW ORLEANS
Sponsor: National Cotton Council
Purpose: COTTON INDUSTRY TOUR
Date: Apr 17, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $3,271.00
source


Trips traveled under the office of Bob Goodlatte

Destination: TUCSON, AZ
Sponsor: Independent Community Bankers of America
Purpose: SPEAK TO AGRICULTURE COMMITTEE
Date: Sep 5, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $854.60
source

Destination: WEST VIRGINIA
Sponsor: Farm Credit of the Virginias
Purpose: VISIT ASSN'S BORROWERS/SEE WVA AGRICULTURE
Date: Jun 29, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $320.00
source



* - Trips by all travelers named Dave Ebersole.


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

    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.