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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*

James French


Total cost of 18 trips: $22,416.35


Trips traveled under the office of Howard Berman

Destination: LOS ANGELES, CA
Sponsor: Walt Disney Co
Purpose: FACT-FINDING
Date: Apr 16, 2000 (3 days)
Expense: $1,977.77
source

Destination: DENVER, CO
Sponsor: Echostar Corporation
Purpose: FACT-FINDING
Date: May 30, 2000 (2 days)
Expense: $798.00
source

Destination: WASHINGTON TO SAN FRANCISCO AND BACK
Sponsor: National Association of Broadcasters
Purpose: SPEAKER ON A PANEL AT NAB CONVENTION
Date: Sep 21, 2000 (2 days)
Expense: $1,100.00
source

Destination: LAS VEGAS
Sponsor: Association of Local Television Stations
Purpose: SPEAK ON PANEL, VISIT TRADE SHOW, LEARN ABOUT LOCAL T.V. INDUSTRY
Date: Jan 21, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $880.00
source

Destination: SAN FRANCISCO
Sponsor: Genentech Inc
Purpose: FACT-FINDING; TO LEARN ABOUT GENE PATIENTS
Date: Feb 22, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $1,225.00
source

Destination: DULLES, VA TO LOS ANGELES, CA TO MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA, TO D.C.
Sponsor: Time Warner
Purpose: FACT-FINDING
Date: Aug 15, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $1,475.00
source

Destination: LAS VEGAS
Sponsor: Consumer Electronics Association
Purpose: FACT-FINDING
Date: Jan 7, 2002 (4 days)
Expense: $1,150.00
source

Destination: NEMACOLLIN IN FARMINGTON PA
Sponsor: Dutko Group Inc
Purpose: SPEAK ON CONFERENCE PANEL RE: DIGITAL MUSIC LEGISL
Date: Feb 22, 2002 (2 days)
Expense: $635.00
source

Destination: LAS VEGAS
Sponsor: National Association of Broadcasters
Purpose: FACT-FINDING; CONFERENCE SPEAKER
Date: Apr 5, 2002 (4 days)
Expense: $1,012.00
source

Destination: L.A.
Sponsor: News Corporation Ltd
Purpose: FACT-FINDING
Date: May 29, 2002 (3 days)
Expense: $2,058.00
source

Destination: D.C. TO LAS VEGAS, LAS VEGAS TO LOS ANGELES
Sponsor: Consumer Electronics Association
Purpose: FACT-FINDING
Date: Jan 8, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $1,300.00
source

Destination: MIAMI
Sponsor: Copyright Society of America
Purpose: SPEECH
Date: Feb 14, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $950.00
source

Destination: ASPEN CO
Sponsor: Progress & Freedom Foundation
Purpose: PARTICIPATION IN A PANEL DISCUSSION
Date: Aug 17, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $3,000.00
source

Destination: LAS VEGAS
Sponsor: Consumer Electronics Association
Purpose: FACT-FINDING
Date: Jan 8, 2004 (3 days)
Expense: $1,504.33
source

Destination: NYC
Sponsor: Toy Industry Association
Purpose: FACT-FINDING
Date: Feb 14, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $250.00
source

Destination: NYC
Sponsor: Benjamin N Cardozo School of Law
Purpose: SPEAKING ON A PANEL REGARDING INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY
Date: Mar 14, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $399.00
source

Destination: NASHVILLE
Sponsor: Vanderbilt University
Purpose: SPEAKING ON PANEL AT INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY CONFERENCE
Date: Mar 18, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $936.00
source

Destination: ASPEN, CO
Sponsor: Progress & Freedom Foundation
Purpose: SPEAKING ON A PANEL
Date: Aug 22, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $1,766.25
source



* - Trips by all travelers named James French.


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.