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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*

Jonathan Epstein


Total cost of 8 trips: $24,710.00


Trips traveled under the office of Jeff Bingaman

Destination: TOKYO, JAPAN
Sponsor: Federation of Electric Power Companies of Japan
Purpose: FACT FINDING ON NUCLEAR AND FOSSIL ENERGY
Date: Aug 19, 2003 (7 days)
Expense: $4,740.00
source

Destination: JAPAN/TAIWAN
Sponsor: NATIONAL ELECTRICAL MANUFACTURERS ASSOC/CHINESE INTERNATIONAL ECONOMIC COOPERATION ASSOCIATION
Purpose: FACT FINDING RELATED TO ENERGY RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT
Date: Nov 29, 2003 (7 days)
Expense: $5,500.00
source

Destination: IRVINE, CA
Sponsor: University of California at Irvine
Purpose: INVITED LECTURE ON ENERGY RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT
Date: May 16, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $680.00
source

Destination: ALMORO NETHERLANDS, AVIGNON FRANCE
Sponsor: Nuclear Energy Institute
Purpose: REVIEW FRONT END NUCLEAR FUEL CYCLE
Date: Jun 27, 2004 (4 days)
Expense: $2,760.00
source

Destination: TAIPEI, HSINCHU; TAINAN TAIWAN
Sponsor: Chinese International Economic Cooperation Association
Purpose: REVIEW SCIENCE AND TECH. POLICY AND SCIENCE PARKS
Date: Aug 7, 2004 (6 days)
Expense: $4,200.00
source

Destination: BANGALORE, CALCUTTA INDIA
Sponsor: Confederation of Indian Industry
Purpose: ATTEND THE CONFEDERATION OF INDIAN INDUSTRIES PARTNERSHIP SUMMIT AND VISIT MEMBER INDUSTRIES
Date: Jan 4, 2005 (10 days)
Expense: $3,100.00
source

Destination: BLACKSBURG VIRGINIA
Sponsor: Virginia Tech
Purpose: DELIVER A SEMINAR ON SCIENCE IN THE CONGRESS
Date: Jan 26, 2005
Expense: $380.00
source

Destination: TAIPEI, HSINCHU; TAIWAN
Sponsor: Sandia Science and Technology Park
Purpose: REVIEW SCIENCE AND TECH. POLICY AND SCIENCE PARKS
Date: Feb 20, 2005 (4 days)
Expense: $3,350.00
source



* - Trips by all travelers named Jonathan Epstein.


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.
  • 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.