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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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    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*

Christine Heggem


Total cost of 8 trips: $9,825.15


Trips traveled under the office of Conrad Burns

Destination: SANTA FE, NEW MEXICO
Sponsor: National Rural Electric Cooperative Association
Purpose: FACT FINDING RE: RESOURCE MANAGEMENT ISSUES IN ELECTRICITY GENERATION AND TRANSMISSION
Date: Jun 30, 2002 (3 days)
Expense: $1,696.00
source

Destination: MONTANA
Sponsor: American Forest Resource Council
Purpose: TO LEARN ABOUT TIMBER PRODUCTION ISSUES AND CONSERVATION PRACTICES IN NORTHWEST MONTANA
Date: Aug 20, 2002 (3 days)
Expense: $520.00
source

Destination: FLORIDA KEYS
Sponsor: National Rural Electric Cooperative Association
Purpose: FACT FINDING
Date: Apr 24, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $1,600.00
source

Destination: SAN DIEGO, CA
Sponsor: General Atomics
Purpose: GENERAL ATOMIC IS HOPING TO EXPAND THEIR LABORATORY OPERATIONS, POSSIBLY TO BOZEMAN. MOST OF THEIR FIDERALLY CONTRACTED BUSINESS COMES OUT OF THE ENERGY & H2O BILL
Date: Jan 8, 2004 (3 days)
Expense: $1,276.29
source

Destination: NEW ORLEANS, LA
Sponsor: National Rural Electric Cooperative Association
Purpose: TO ATTEND NRECA'S NATIONAL CONVENTION AND LEARN ABOUT CURRENT CONCERNS FROM A MONTANA AND NATIONWIDE PERSPECTIVE
Date: Feb 14, 2004 (3 days)
Expense: $1,145.00
source

Destination: NEW ORLEANS, LA
Sponsor: Shell Oil Co
Purpose: FACT FINDING TRIP TO TOUR OFF-SHORE DRILLING RIG
Date: Jul 18, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $748.00
source

Destination: PALM SPRINGS, CA
Sponsor: MidAmerican Energy Co
Purpose: CONGRESSIONAL ENERGY FORUM RE: GEOTHERMAL ENERGY, NATURAL GAS AND OTHER POWER ISSUES
Date: Feb 22, 2005 (2 days)
Expense: $1,512.86
source

Destination: SAN DIEGO, CA
Sponsor: National Rural Electric Cooperative Association
Purpose: SPEAKING ENGAGEMENT
Date: Feb 25, 2005 (3 days)
Expense: $1,327.00
source



* - Trips by all travelers named Christine Heggem.


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.