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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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(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*

Neil Fried


Total cost of 17 trips: $21,780.72


Trips traveled under the office of Joe Barton

Destination: ROUNDTRIP DC TO LOS ANGELES
Sponsor: News Corporation Ltd
Purpose: ATTEND ROUNDTABLE DISCUSSIONS AMONG FOX EXECUTIVES AND GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS REGARDING BALANCING CREATIVITY AND RESPONSIBILITY IN BROADCAST CONTENT.
Date: Feb 4, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $1,274.89
source

Destination: ROUNDTRIP D.C. TO PHILADELPHIA
Sponsor: Comcast Corporation
Purpose: DISCUSS CABLE ISSUES SUCH AS THE DTV TRANSITION, CABLE TELEPHONY, AND COMCAST'S BID FOR DISNEY WITH CABLE EXECUTIVES AND HILL STAFFERS; SEE DEMONSTRATIONS OF TECHNOLOGY.
Date: Mar 12, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $901.39
source

Destination: ROUNDTRIP D.C. TO L.A.
Sponsor: Walt Disney Co
Purpose: MEET WITH DISNEY EXECUTIVES TO DISCUSS BROADCAST, CABLE AND INTERNET DEVELOPMENTS INVOLVING ESPN AND ABC
Date: Apr 12, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $1,722.00
source

Destination: ROUNDTRIP D.C. TO LAS VEGAS NV
Sponsor: National Association of Broadcasters
Purpose: ATTEND NAB ANNUAL CONVENTION TO MEET WITH BROADCASTERS; ATTEND PANEL DISCUSSIONS; STAFF CHAIRMAN BARTON AND CHAIRMAN UPTON, ESPECIALLY ON SHVIA ISSUES; AND VIEW DEMONSTRATIONS REGARDING RADIO AND TELEVISION ISSUES, PARTICULARY THOSE RELATED TO THE DIGITAL
Date: Apr 18, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $1,033.45
source

Destination: ROUNDTRIP D.C. TO NEW ORLEANS
Sponsor: National Cable and Telecommunications Association and affiliated cable organizations
Purpose: ATTEND NCTA ANNUAL CONVENTION TO MEET WITH CABLE OPERATORS, PARTICIPATE IN PANEL DISCUSSIONS, AND SEE DEMONSTRATIONS REGARDING DIGITAL TELEVISION AND BROADBAND.
Date: May 1, 2004 (3 days)
Expense: $1,747.67
source

Destination: ROUND TRIP D.C. TO L.A.
Sponsor: Clear Channel Communications Inc
Purpose: MEET WITH CLEARCHANNEL EXECUTIVES TO DISCUSS STRUCTURE OF COMPANY, STATUS OF RADIO INDUSTRY AND CURRENT RADIO LEGISLATIVE ISSUES.
Date: May 24, 2004 (3 days)
Expense: $2,035.11
source

Destination: D.C. TO PORTLAND, MAINE
Sponsor: Time Warner
Purpose: VISIT AND DISCUSS TIME WARNER VOIP SERVICE, CURRENT REGULATION, AND POTENTIAL LEGISLATION.
Date: Aug 12, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $937.40
source

Destination: ROUNDTRIP D.C. TO LAS VEGAS
Sponsor: Consumer Electronics Association
Purpose: ATTEND CONSUMER ELECTRONICS SHOW TO STAFF CHAIRMAN BARTON; MEET WITH EXECUTIVES; AND ATTEND PANNELS ON DIGITAL TELEVISION, VIDEO STREAMING, DIGITAL CONTENT PROTECTION AND TELECOMMUNICATIONS REFORM
Date: Jan 5, 2005 (4 days)
Expense: $2,071.93
source

Destination: PHILADELPHIA, PA
Sponsor: Comcast Corporation
Purpose: MEET WITH COMCAST CEO BRIAN ROBERTS, COMCAST CHIEF TECHNOLOGY OFFICER, AND OTHER COMCAST EXECUTIVES TO DISCUSS DTV AND VIDEO IP LEGISLATION, TO LEARN HOW THEY PLAN TO PROVIDE DIGITAL TELEVISION PROGRAMMING TO THEIR ANALOG AND DIGITAL SUBSCRIBERS, AND TO D
Date: Mar 7, 2005
Expense: $262.00
source

Destination: ROUNDTRIP DC TO NYC
Sponsor: Recording Industry Association of America
Purpose: MEET WITH RECORD EXECUTIVES ABOUT DIGITAL MUSIC PIRACY AND THE FUTURE OF RADIO
Date: Mar 14, 2005 (1 day)
Expense: $646.91
source

Destination: DC TO DENVER CO
Sponsor: SATELLITE BROADCASTING AND COMMUNICATIONS ASSOCIATION
Purpose: DISCUSS AND VIEW SATELLITE, DIGITAL TELEVISION, AND BROADBAND SERVICES
Date: Mar 30, 2005 (2 days)
Expense: $1,150.00
source

Destination: DC TO SAN FRAN., CA
Sponsor: National Cable and Telecommunications Association and affiliated cable organizations
Purpose: ATTEND CONFERENCE TO DISCUSS IP VIDEO AND DTV, VIEW EXHIBITS, AND PARTICIPATE ON PANEL
Date: Apr 1, 2005 (3 days)
Expense: $2,003.80
source

Destination: DC TO LAS VEGAS
Sponsor: National Association of Broadcasters
Purpose: ATTEND CONVENTION TO DISCUSS DTV AND IP VIDEO, SEE EXHIBITS, AND PARTICIPATE ON PANEL
Date: Apr 16, 2005 (2 days)
Expense: $978.02
source


Trips traveled under the office of W.J. Tauzin

Destination: NYC
Sponsor: Walt Disney Co
Purpose: FACT FINDING RE 1) NEWS PRODUCTION AND 2) SPORTS PROGRAMMING
Date: Oct 29, 2003
Expense: $356.50
source

Destination: NYC
Sponsor: National Cable and Telecommunications Association and affiliated cable organizations
Purpose: MEETINGS WITH CABLE INDUSTRY EXECUTIVES REGARDING CABLE OPERATIONS AND PROGRAMMING ISSUES, INCLUDING CABLE INVESTMENT, DIGITAL TELEVISION, BROADBAND SERVICE, AND INTERNET TELEPHONY
Date: Dec 11, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $1,571.65
source

Destination: DC TO L.A.
Sponsor: Writers Guild of America West
Purpose: REPRESENT HOUSE ENERGY AND COMMERCE COMMITTEE AT SEN. MCCAIN-MODERATED ROUNDTABLE BETWEEN INDEPENDENT WRITERS AND BROADCAST NETWORKS REGARDING THE AMOUNT OF INDEPENDANT PROGRAMMING ON TV
Date: Jan 6, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $979.20
source

Destination: L.A. TO VEGAS TO D.C.
Sponsor: Consumer Electronics Association
Purpose: ATTEND CONSUMER ELECTRONICS SHOW TO MEET WITH CE AND MEDIA EXECUTIVES ABOUT THE FUTURE OF DIGITAL AND BROADBAND TELEVISION MEDIA AND TO SEE DEMONSTRATIONS OF NEW CONSUMER ELECTRONICS DEVICES
Date: Jan 7, 2004 (4 days)
Expense: $2,108.80
source



* - Trips by all travelers named Neil Fried.


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

  • 11.17.14

    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.
  • 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.