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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*

Stephen Haterius


Total cost of 8 trips: $10,367.37


Trips traveled under the office of Larry Combest

Destination: WYE WOODS CONFERENCE CENTER, QUEENSTOWN, MARYLAND
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: DISCUSSION OF AGENDA AND OTHER ISSUES FOR SECOND SESSION RELATED TO STAFF RESPONSIBILITIES
Date: Jan 28, 2000 (1 day)
Expense: $285.00
source

Destination: NEW YORK, NY
Sponsor: American Meat Institute
Purpose: LEARN ABOUT ECONOMIC TRENDS AFFECTING FOOD INDUSTRY BUSINESSE THEIR SUPPLIERS & CUSTOMERS, EMPLOYEES, SHAREHOLDERS, BANKERS AND COMMUNITIES
Date: Mar 6, 2000 (1 day)
Expense: $1,056.00
source

Destination: HAVANA, CUBA
Sponsor: American Farm Bureau Federation and affiliates
Purpose: FACT FINDING MISSION TO DISCUSS TRADE OPPORTUNITIES
Date: Apr 23, 2000 (3 days)
Expense: $1,299.69
source

Destination: SAN ANTONIO, TX
Sponsor: American Corn Growers Association
Purpose: SPEAK TO ACGA AND NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF FARMER ELECTED COMMITTEE AND PROVIDE UPDATE ON FUTURE LEGISLATION IMPACTING THEIR MEMBERS
Date: Feb 2, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $356.42
source

Destination: HOT SPRINGS, VA
Sponsor: Grocery Manufacturers of America
Purpose: ISSUES FORUM
Date: May 18, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $821.00
source

Destination: SUN VALLEY, IDAHO
Sponsor: American Sugar Alliance
Purpose: TO BECOME BETTER INFORMED ON THE ISSUES AFFECTING THE SWEETNER INDUSTRY
Date: Aug 4, 2001 (4 days)
Expense: $2,245.94
source

Destination: PALM SPRINGS, CALIFORNIA
Sponsor: SHEY ASSOCIATES
Purpose: DISCUSS FARM BILL OPTIONS UNDER CONSIDERATION AND REFLECT ON FUTURE CHALLENGES FACING THE CROP INSURANCE INDUSTRY.
Date: Jan 31, 2002 (3 days)
Expense: $1,994.21
source


Trips traveled under the office of Bob Goodlatte

Destination:
Sponsor: American Sugar Alliance
Purpose: REMAIN CURRENT ON ISSUES AFFECTING THE SUGAR INDUSTRY
Date: Aug 2, 2003 (4 days)
Expense: $2,309.11
source



* - Trips by all travelers named Stephen Haterius.


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.