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(Photos: Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library)

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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)

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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*

Charles Barnett


Total cost of 14 trips: $23,700.41


Trips traveled under the office of Blanche Lincoln

Destination: SAVANNAH, FA
Sponsor: American Forest & Paper Association
Purpose: FORESTRY TOUR
Date: Apr 16, 2000 (2 days)
Expense: $957.90
source

Destination: ALASKA
Sponsor: National Mining Association
Purpose: CONGRESSIONAL MINING TOUR
Date: Jul 2, 2000 (6 days)
Expense: $3,203.85
source

Destination: JAPAN
Sponsor: Nuclear Energy Institute
Purpose: TOUR OF JAPANESE NUCLEAR TECHNOLOGY FACILITIES
Date: Apr 7, 2001 (6 days)
Expense: $7,530.00
source

Destination: NEW ORLEANS, LA
Sponsor: Shell Oil Co
Purpose: FACT FINDING
Date: Jul 19, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $1,801.54
source

Destination: MEMPHIS, TN
Sponsor: Memphis Area Chamber of Commerce
Purpose: STAFF FAMILIARITY TOUR
Date: Aug 6, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $1,330.45
source

Destination: AIRLIE CONFERENCE CENTER
Sponsor: Democratic Leadership Council
Purpose: DLC RETREAT
Date: Jan 14, 2002 (1 day)
Expense: $297.48
source

Destination: FLORIDA POWER AND LIGHT'S TURKEY POINT NUCLEAR POWER STATION
Sponsor: Nuclear Energy Institute
Purpose: OVERVIEW OF NUCLEAR SECURITY ISSUES
Date: Jan 17, 2002 (2 days)
Expense: $1,736.76
source

Destination: MONTEREY, CA
Sponsor: SOLID WASTE ASSOCIATION OF NORTH AMERICA
Purpose: TO SPEAK BEFORE THE SOLID WASTE ASSOCIATION OF N. AMERICA'S LANDFILL GAS SYMPOSIUM
Date: Mar 24, 2002 (2 days)
Expense: $939.26
source

Destination: AMELIA ISLAND, FL
Sponsor: American Gas Association
Purpose: TO SPEAK TO THE AMERICAN GAS ASSOCIATION'S 2002 PUBLIC AFFAIRS AND MARKETING FORUM
Date: Apr 4, 2002 (3 days)
Expense: $1,330.00
source

Destination: KALISPELL, MT
Sponsor: American Forest Resource Council
Purpose: FORESTRY TOUR
Date: Aug 20, 2002 (3 days)
Expense: $969.50
source

Destination: WARRENTON, VA
Sponsor: Democratic Leadership Council
Purpose: STAFF RETREAT TO DISCUSS UPCOMING LEGISLATIVE ISSUES FOR 2003
Date: Mar 6, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $318.73
source

Destination: TAMPA, FL
Sponsor: SOLID WASTE ASSOCIATION OF NORTH AMERICA
Purpose: TO SPEAK BEFORE THE SOLID WASTE ASSOCIATION OF N. AMERICA'S LANDFILL WAS SYMPOSIUM
Date: Mar 23, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $607.37
source

Destination: LAKEVIEW, ARKANSAS
Sponsor: Southwestern Power Resources Association
Purpose: TOUR OF HYDROELECTRIC FACILITY
Date: May 27, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $1,493.50
source

Destination: GILLETTE, WYOMING
Sponsor: Arkansas Electric Cooperatives Inc
Purpose: TOUR OF A COAL MINE
Date: Jul 12, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $1,184.07
source



* - Trips by all travelers named Charles Barnett.


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.