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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*

Derek Harley


Total cost of 9 trips: $13,909.55


Trips traveled under the office of Wally Herger

Destination:
Sponsor: Southern California Public Power Authority
Purpose: FACT-FINDING TOUR
Date: May 30, 2002 (3 days)
Expense: $1,609.04
source

Destination: NEW ORLEANS -- THIBODAUX, LA
Sponsor: American Sugar Cane League
Purpose: FACT-FINDING RE: THE LOUISIANA SUGAR CANE INDUSTRY IN PARTICULAR, AND THE SUGAR INDUSTRY IN GENERAL; INCLUDED, AMONG OTHER THINGS, TOUR OF CANE FIELDS AND CUTTING OPERATION; TOUR OF PROCESSING FACILITY; DISCUSSION(S) OF INDUSTRY-WIDE CONCERNS, INCLUDING B
Date: Nov 14, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $860.50
source

Destination: SEATTLE, WA TO WENATCHEE, NA
Sponsor: Washington Public Utility Districts Association
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL RE: PUBLIC POWER AND WATER
Date: Apr 3, 2004 (4 days)
Expense: $1,639.89
source

Destination: SAN FRAN TO FRESNO, CA TO BIG CREEK, CA
Sponsor: Southern California Edison
Purpose: FACT FINDING TRIP AND TOUR OF SCE'S BIG CREEK HYDRO FACILITY AND NEIGHBORING LANDS (E.G. FORESTRY AND WILDLIFE)
Date: Aug 9, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $1,501.05
source

Destination: WASHINGTON, DC TO PHILADELPHIA
Sponsor: Mercatus Center at George Mason University
Purpose: BI-CAMERAL, BI-PARTISAN FACT-FINDING TRIP (INCLUDED MEETINGS, PRESENTATIONS AND GROUP DISCUSSIONS, HOMELAND SECURITY, MEDICARE, SOCIAL SECURITY, TORT REFORM AND OTHER ISSUES PENDING BEFORD CONGRESS)
Date: Feb 4, 2005 (3 days)
Expense: $616.00
source

Destination: WASHINGTON, D.C. TO DANA POINT, CA (VDA LOS ANGELES/LA)
Sponsor: Advanced Medical Technology Association
Purpose: FACT FINDING TRIP RE: MEDICAL DEVICE ISSUES
Date: Mar 3, 2005 (3 days)
Expense: $2,346.81
source

Destination: FLORIDA KEYS
Sponsor: National Rural Electric Cooperative Association
Purpose: FACT-FINDING TRIP AND TOUR OF ENVIRONMENTAL AND ENERGY AND OTHER CHALLENGES FACING ELECTRIC COOPERATIVES IN FLORIDA AND NATIONALLY
Date: Mar 30, 2005 (3 days)
Expense: $1,850.00
source

Destination: WASHINGTON, DC TO MIAMI, FL
Sponsor: DaVita Inc
Purpose: FACT-FINDING TRIP RE: DIALYSIS AND RELATED FEDERAL ISSUES (INCLUDED TOUR OF TREATMENT FACILITY; MEETINGS WITH NEPHROLOGISTS AND PATIENTS; BRIEFINGS (RE: MEDICARE, OTHER ISSUES)
Date: Apr 29, 2005 (1 day)
Expense: $1,489.00
source

Destination: WASHINGTON, D.C. TO SAN FRANCISCO
Sponsor: Federated Ambulatory Surgery Association
Purpose: FACT-FINDING TRIP RE: AMBULATORY SURGERY CENTERS (ASC)-INCLUDED TOUR OF 2 ASCS-BRIEFINGS FROM FASA MEMBERS/STAFF; ATTENDED SEVERAL SESSIONS OF FASA ANNUAL MTG
Date: May 5, 2005 (3 days)
Expense: $1,997.26
source



* - Trips by all travelers named Derek Harley.


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.