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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*

Bobby Hillert


Total cost of 10 trips: $13,191.04


Trips traveled under the office of Pete Sessions

Destination:
Sponsor: SBC Communications Inc
Purpose: FURTHER EXAMINE FCC RULINGS IN REGARD TO TELECOMM INDUSTRY
Date: Apr 22, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $2,064.77
source

Destination: TAIPEI/KENTING
Sponsor: Chinese International Economic Cooperation Association
Purpose: FACT-FINDING AND EDUCATIONAL VISIT
Date: Aug 6, 2003 (5 days)
Expense: $4,320.00
source

Destination: LAS VEGAS, NV
Sponsor: Medco Health Solutions Inc
Purpose: VISIT AUTOMATED PHARMACY/CALL CENTER
Date: Dec 15, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $1,119.61
source

Destination: STANFORD UNIV. MED CENTER
Sponsor: Down Syndrome Research and Treatment Foundation
Purpose: VIEW RESEARCH IN DOWN SYNDROME, AUTISM, PARKINSON'S
Date: Mar 19, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $990.00
source

Destination: VISIT PARKLAND HOSPITAL
Sponsor: Parkland Hospital
Purpose: VIEW THE ROLE PARKLAND PLAYS IN DALLAS
Date: Aug 18, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $428.20
source

Destination: NYC
Sponsor: Association of International Automobile Manufacturers
Purpose: TO LEARN PERSPECTIVES FROM EXPERTS REGARDING THE AUTOMOBILE INDUSTRY'S TRADE AND INVESTMENT TRENDS
Date: Mar 22, 2005 (1 day)
Expense: $720.00
source

Destination: SAN DIEGO
Sponsor: SBC Communications Inc
Purpose: LEARN ABOUT IMPORTANT POLICY AND REGULATORY ISSUES IN THE TELECOMMUNICATIONS INDUSTRY
Date: Mar 29, 2005 (3 days)
Expense: $1,751.66
source

Destination: CAMBRIDGE, MD
Sponsor: Telecommunications Industry Association
Purpose: TO LEARN ABOUT THE HARDWARE THAT GOES INTO THE TELECOMMUNICATIONS INDUSTRY
Date: Apr 8, 2005 (1 day)
Expense: $255.00
source

Destination: CINCY
Sponsor: TOYOTA MANUFACTURING, ILLINOIS TOOL WORKS, INTERNATIONAL PAPER, AIC STEE NCR, MILACRON CINERGY
Purpose: ALLOWED STAFF TO SEE INNER-WORKINGS OF MANUFACTURING SECTOR. ILLUSTRATED IMPACT OF MANUFACTURING ON AMERICAN ECONOMY AND WORKFORCE
Date: Aug 3, 2005 (2 days)
Expense: $1,101.46
source

Destination: DALLAS
Sponsor: Parkland Hospital
Purpose: INTERACTIVE CONFERENCE DESIGNED TO ALLOW LEGISLATIVE STAFF W/ RESPONSIBILITIES FOR HEALTH CARE ISSUES
Date: Aug 24, 2005 (5 days)
Expense: $440.34
source



* - Trips by all travelers named Bobby Hillert.


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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    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.