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(Photos: Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library)

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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*

Karin Hope


Total cost of 17 trips: $32,241.21


Trips traveled under the office of Jim Ramstad

Destination: PHOENIX, AZ
Sponsor: Employee-Owned S Corporation of America
Purpose: ATTEND AND SPEAK AT CONFERENCE
Date: Jan 22, 2000 (4 days)
Expense: $2,342.00
source

Destination: SUN VALLEY, ID
Sponsor: Invest to Compete Alliance
Purpose: SPEAK AT SEMINAR
Date: Feb 25, 2000 (3 days)
Expense: $1,289.00
source

Destination: HOT SPRINGS, VA
Sponsor: Tax Coalition
Purpose: ATTEND AND ADDRESS CONFERENCE
Date: Apr 27, 2000 (3 days)
Expense: $717.95
source

Destination: STOCKHOLM AND OSKARSHAMN, SWEDEN, PARIS, CHERBOURG AND AVIGNON, FRANCE.
Sponsor: Nuclear Energy Institute
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL/FACT-FINDING
Date: Jul 1, 2000 (8 days)
Expense: $4,025.90
source

Destination: NEW ORLEANS
Sponsor: Employee-Owned S Corporation of America
Purpose: ATTEND AND SPEAK AT CONFERENCE
Date: Feb 19, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $2,325.00
source

Destination: SUN VALLEY, IDAHO
Sponsor: Invest to Compete Alliance
Purpose: ATTEND AND SPEAK AT SEMINAR
Date: Feb 23, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $1,799.50
source

Destination: SAN DIEGO
Sponsor: National Association of Manufacturers
Purpose: SPEAK AT PUBLIC AFFAIRS CONFERENCE
Date: Mar 24, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $1,075.00
source

Destination: HOT SPRINGS, VA
Sponsor: Tax Coalition
Purpose: ATTEND & SPEAK AT ISSUES FORUM
Date: Apr 19, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $969.14
source

Destination: HOT SPRINGS, VA
Sponsor: Tax Coalition
Purpose: SPEAK AT AND ATTEND ISSUES FORUM
Date: Apr 5, 2002 (2 days)
Expense: $568.00
source

Destination: PARK CITY, UTAH
Sponsor: Pension Reform Action Committee
Purpose: SPEAK AT AND ATTEND CONFERENCE
Date: Jun 6, 2002 (2 days)
Expense: $1,890.00
source

Destination: LONDON, ENGLAND; EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND
Sponsor: Edison Electric Institute
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL; MEETING WITH GOVERNMENT & BUSINESS OFFICIALS
Date: Aug 24, 2003 (7 days)
Expense: $5,977.22
source

Destination: NEW YORK CITY
Sponsor: Bond Market Association
Purpose: EDUCATION ON BOND MARKET
Date: Jan 11, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $705.70
source

Destination: FT. LAUDERDALE, FLORIDA
Sponsor: Employee-Owned S Corporation of America
Purpose: ATTEND AND SPEAK AT CONFERENCE
Date: Jan 29, 2004 (3 days)
Expense: $1,133.00
source

Destination: WILLIAMSBURG, VA
Sponsor: Tax Coalition
Purpose: SPEAK AT AND ATTEND CONFERENCE ON TAX POLICY
Date: Apr 15, 2004 (3 days)
Expense: $957.00
source

Destination: MUNICH, HEIDELBERG, HAMBURG AND BERLIN, GERMANY TO PRAGUE, CZECH
Sponsor: Advanced Medical Technology Association
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL
Date: Jun 25, 2004 (10 days)
Expense: $4,508.51
source

Destination: MINNEAPOLIS, MN
Sponsor: University of Minnesota
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL
Date: Aug 2, 2004 (3 days)
Expense: $900.70
source

Destination: IRVINGTON, VA
Sponsor: Tax Coalition
Purpose: ATTEND AND SPEAK AT CONFERENCE ON TAX POLICY
Date: Mar 31, 2005 (3 days)
Expense: $1,057.59
source



* - Trips by all travelers named Karin Hope.


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

  • 11.17.14

    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.
  • 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.