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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*

Jeff Hamond


Total cost of 7 trips: $5,606.48


Trips traveled under the office of Evan Bayh

Destination: ANNAPOLIS, MD
Sponsor: Council on Competitiveness
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL RETREAT
Date: Jan 10, 2000 (1 day)
Expense: $212.60
source

Destination: AIRLIE PLANTATION & CONFERENCE CENTER
Sponsor: Democratic Leadership Council
Purpose: SENATE STAFF RETREAT
Date: Jan 8, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $310.00
source


Trips traveled under the office of John Kerry

Destination: BOSTON, MA
Sponsor: Fidelity Investments
Purpose: DAY-LONG CONFERENCE ON ECONOMIC ISSUES, PENSION REFORM, INVESTMENT ADVICE, AND ONLINE TECHNOLOGY
Date: Jun 6, 2002 (3 days)
Expense: $1,252.00
source

Destination: HOT SPRINGS, VA
Sponsor: Electronic Industries Alliance
Purpose: TO SPEAK ON A PANEL RELATED TO SOUND FISCAL POLICIES FOR THE TECHNOLOGY INDUSTRY AT EIA'S ANNUAL LEGISLATIVE ROUND TABLE
Date: Aug 13, 2002 (1 day)
Expense: $470.00
source

Destination: CHARLESTON, SC
Sponsor: American Council of Life Insurance
Purpose: TO ATTEND LEGISLATIVE SEMINAR ON VARIETY OF ISSUES RELATED TO INSURANCE INDUSTRY (PENSIONS, ANNUITIES, EXECUTIVE COMPENSATION, ETC.)
Date: May 27, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $1,498.20
source


Trips traveled under the office of Charles Schumer

Destination: WHITE SULPHER SPRINGS, WV
Sponsor: Chamber of Commerce for the USA
Purpose: PENSION REFORM RETREAT
Date: Jan 7, 2005 (2 days)
Expense: $882.00
source

Destination: NEW YORK, NY
Sponsor: Investment Company Institute
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL TRIP ON ISSUES OF CONCERN TO MUTUAL FUND INDUSTRY
Date: Feb 24, 2005 (1 day)
Expense: $981.68
source



* - Trips by all travelers named Jeff Hamond.


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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    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.