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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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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*

Laurie Heim


Total cost of 5 trips: $6,288.97


Trips traveled under the office of Jim Jeffords

Destination: INDIA & NEPAL
Sponsor: International Campaign for Tibet
Purpose: REVIEW US GOVERNMENT ASSISTANCE PROGRAMS TO TIBETAN REFUGEES IN INDIA & NEPAL
Date: Nov 29, 2000 (9 days)
Expense: $3,320.00
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Destination: NEW YORK CITY
Sponsor: Humpty Dumpty Institute
Purpose: CONGRESSIONAL STAFF CONFERENCE AT THE UNITED NATIONS FOCUSING ON IRAQ, UN INSPECTIONS, NON PROLIFERATION AND FUTURE OF THE UN
Date: Oct 24, 2002 (1 day)
Expense: $753.97
source

Destination: BERKELEY SPRINGS, WVA
Sponsor: Ploughshares Fund
Purpose: ATTEND SEMINAR ON ARMS CONTROL AND DEFENSE POLICY FOR CONGRESSIONAL STAFF AND NGOS
Date: Jan 15, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $328.00
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Destination: WARRENTON, VA
Sponsor: Ploughshares Fund
Purpose: ATTEND PEACE & SECURITY LEGISLATIVE STRATEGY RETREAT
Date: Jan 12, 2005 (2 days)
Expense: $362.00
source

Destination: CUBA
Sponsor: Center for International Policy
Purpose: ENCOURAGE GREATER TRADE WITH STATE OF VERMONT. INVESTIGATE CURRENT POLITICAL & ECONOMIC STATUS OF CUBA
Date: Apr 29, 2005 (5 days)
Expense: $1,525.00
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* - Trips by all travelers named Laurie Heim.


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

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    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.