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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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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*

Pete Filon


Total cost of 10 trips: $13,501.78


Trips traveled under the office of Joe Barton

Destination: SILICON VALLEY, CA
Sponsor: Information Technology Industry Council
Purpose: SITE VISIT
Date: Aug 8, 2004 (3 days)
Expense: $2,714.00
source

Destination: LAS VEGAS, NV
Sponsor: Consumer Electronics Association
Purpose: ATTEND INT'L CONSUMER ELECTRONICS SHOW
Date: Jan 6, 2005 (3 days)
Expense: $1,405.22
source

Destination: NEW ORLEANS, LA
Sponsor: CTIA-The Wireless Association
Purpose: ATTEND CONVENTION
Date: Mar 13, 2005 (1 day)
Expense: $1,066.40
source

Destination: SAN FRANCISCO, CA
Sponsor: National Cable and Telecommunications Association and affiliated cable organizations
Purpose: ATTEND ANNUAL CONVENTION & INTERNATIONAL EXPOSITION
Date: Apr 1, 2005 (3 days)
Expense: $2,346.62
source

Destination: ATLANTA, GA
Sponsor: BellSouth Corporation
Purpose: SITE VISIT TO VIEW DEMO OF VOIP AND IPTV TECHNOLOGY
Date: Apr 29, 2005
Expense: $474.21
source


Trips traveled under the office of John Dingell

Destination: DTW
Sponsor: Northwest Airlines Corporation
Purpose: FACT FINDING REGARDING NEW AIRPORT TERMINAL
Date: Apr 17, 2001
Expense: $643.50
source

Destination: DTW
Sponsor: Northwest Airlines Corporation
Purpose: REVIEW SECURITY ENHANCEMENTS AND OTHER PREPARATIONS FOR THE OPENING OF A NEW TERMINAL AT DTW
Date: Jan 28, 2002
Expense: $521.00
source


Trips traveled under the office of W.J. Tauzin

Destination: OREGON (VARIOUS SITES)
Sponsor: Foundation for Rural Service
Purpose: CONGRESSIONAL STAFF SITE VISITS RE: TELECOM ISSUES
Date: Aug 17, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $1,165.00
source

Destination: NEW YORK CITY, NY
Sponsor: National Cable and Telecommunications Association and affiliated cable organizations
Purpose: MEETINGS WITH CABLE INDUSTRY EXECUTIVES
Date: Dec 11, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $1,650.75
source

Destination: LAS VEGAS, NV
Sponsor: Consumer Electronics Association
Purpose: ATTEND TRADE SHOW
Date: Jan 7, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $1,515.08
source



* - Trips by all travelers named Pete Filon.


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

  • 11.24.14

    Academic Fraud and College Athletics

    Last month the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill released a report that showed evidence of nearly two decades of academic fraud perpetuated by the school’s Afro-American Studies Department. An investigation found certain professors and administrators had an unwritten policy of “propping up” student athletes. This week on the podcast, we look at academic fraud at colleges with high-stakes sports programs.
  • 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.