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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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(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*

Robin Bachman


Total cost of 6 trips: $4,442.39


Trips traveled under the office of Carolyn Maloney

Destination: 1 1/2 DAY CONFERENCE & FIELD VISIT
Sponsor: Society for Womens Health Research
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN THE WOMEN'S HEALTH LEGISLATIVE STRATEGY CONFERENCE
Date: Mar 1, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $579.00
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Destination: DAY TRIP
Sponsor: MOUNT SINAI HOSPITAL
Purpose: FACT FINDING TOUR
Date: May 29, 2001
Expense: $291.00
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Destination: ATTEND BRIEFINGS AND TOUR WASHINGTON MUTUAL, THE BOEING COMPANY & MICROSOFT
Sponsor: WASHINGTON MUTUAL, THE BOEING COMPANY & MICROSOFT
Purpose: FACT FINDING TRIP TO EDUCATE STAFF REGARDING MAJOR ISSUES FACING THE FINANCIAL SERVICES, TRANSPORTATION & TELECOMMUNICATIONS INDUSTRIES
Date: Aug 26, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $1,978.83
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Destination: RICHMOND, VA
Sponsor: SOCIETY FOR WOMEN'S HEALTH RESEARCH & ABBOTT LABS, ASTRAZENECA, AVENTIS, DIGEALS, MARCK & WYETH
Purpose: LEARN MORE ABOUT WOMEN'S HEALTH ISSUES, INCLUDING THE ROLE OF MEDICARE, MEDICAID, & MEDICAL RESEARCH
Date: Mar 21, 2002 (1 day)
Expense: $511.00
source

Destination: PROJECT MEDICAL EDUCATION TWO DAY CONFERENCE
Sponsor: Columbia University
Purpose: LEARN MORE ABOUT THE CONTRIBUTIONS OF THE CHALLENGES FACING ACADEMIC MEDICAL CENTERS
Date: Mar 25, 2002 (1 day)
Expense: $612.56
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Destination: LONG ISLAND CITY, QUEENS NY
Sponsor: MOUNT SINAI HOSPITAL
Purpose: LEARN MORE ABOUT THE NEEDS OF THE HOSPITAL ESPECIALLY THEIR CANCER FACILITIES
Date: Jul 29, 2002
Expense: $470.00
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* - Trips by all travelers named Robin Bachman.


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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  • 11.17.14

    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.