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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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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.
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    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.

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Trips by*

Amy Heerink


Total cost of 7 trips: $5,407.45


Trips traveled under the office of Thomas Davis

Destination: MARCH 16TH: ISSUE BRIEFINGS, EVENING KEYNOTE ADDRESS MARCH 17TH: ISSUE BRIEFING, EVENING KEYNOTE ADDRESS
Sponsor: THE DUTKO GROUP; UNDERWRITTEN BY ALCATEL, ACT, AT&T CABLE & WIRELESS, LEVEL 3 COMM., MICROSOFT, PEGASUS COMM, MP3. COM SAIC, VERISIGN, WINSTAR COMM, AND XO COMM.
Purpose: LEGISLATIVE CONFERENCE ON THE INTERNET
Date: Mar 16, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $588.76
source

Destination: 4/19: KEYNOTE ADDRESS; 4/20: WORKSHOPS ON BROADBAND; 4/21: WORKSHOP ON BROADBAND
Sponsor: Comptel/ASCENT
Purpose: LEGISLATIVE CONFERENCE ON BROADBAND ISSUES
Date: Apr 19, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $618.30
source

Destination: AUG 13-MORNING PANELS & EVENING KEYNOTE ADDRESS AUG 14-MORNING PANELS & EVENING CONGRESSIONAL STAFF LEGISLATIVE ISSUE DINNERS; AUG 15-MORNINNG PANELS
Sponsor: Electronic Industries Alliance
Purpose: ANNUAL LEGISLATIVE ROUNDTABLE
Date: Aug 12, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $420.61
source

Destination: LAS VEGAS, NV
Sponsor: Consumer Electronics Association
Purpose: INTERNATIONAL CONSUMER ELECTRONICS SHOW
Date: Jan 7, 2002 (2 days)
Expense: $787.50
source

Destination: TECH POLICY 2002 LEGISLATIVE CONFERENCE
Sponsor: no sponsor listed on form
Purpose: LEARN ABOUT CYBERSECURITY, ONLINE MUSIC, AND WIRELESS INTERNET ISSUES
Date: Feb 22, 2002 (2 days)
Expense: $657.46
source


Trips traveled under the office of David Dreier

Destination: 5/4AM: WIRELESS ISSUES FORUM; 5/4PM: DONATE-A-PHONE BRIEFI
Sponsor: CTIA-The Wireless Association
Purpose: LEGISLATIVE ISSUES DISCUSSION
Date: May 3, 2002 (2 days)
Expense: $1,015.93
source

Destination: LOS ANGELES
Sponsor: Time Warner
Purpose: EDUC. TRIP ON CONTENT PIRACY
Date: Jan 15, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $1,318.89
source



* - Trips by all travelers named Amy Heerink.


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

  • 11.24.14

    Academic Fraud and College Athletics

    Last month the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill released a report that showed evidence of nearly two decades of academic fraud perpetuated by the school’s Afro-American Studies Department. An investigation found certain professors and administrators had an unwritten policy of “propping up” student athletes. This week on the podcast, we look at academic fraud at colleges with high-stakes sports programs.
  • 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.