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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*

Eli Hopson


Total cost of 8 trips: $11,860.86


Trips traveled under the office of Sherwood Boehlert

Destination: NEW YORK, NEW YORK
Sponsor: Association of International Automobile Manufacturers
Purpose: TO ATTEND THE NEW YORK INTERNATIONAL AUTO SHOW, AND BE BRIEFED ON HYDROGEN FUEL-CELL VEHICLES.
Date: Apr 15, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $695.00
source

Destination: LONDON, UK
Sponsor: National Grid USA
Purpose: TO TOUR ELECTRIC TRANSMISSION FACILITIES AND TO DISCUSS THE UNITED KINGDOM'S ELECTRICITY TRANSMISSION SYSTEM. MET WITH REPRESENTATIVES FROM NATIONAL GRID TRANSCO AND THE GOVERNMENT MINISTRY WITH OVERSIGHT RESPONSIBILITY FOR THE TRANSMISSION SYSTEM
Date: Jun 29, 2003 (7 days)
Expense: $2,220.24
source

Destination: SEATTLE, WA
Sponsor: Microsoft Corporation
Purpose: TO ATTEND MICROSOFT'S RESEARCH FAIR
Date: Mar 4, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $2,107.57
source

Destination: KNOXVILLE
Sponsor: East Tennessee Economic Council
Purpose: OVERSIGHT TRIP OF OAK RIDGE NATIONAL LABORATORY
Date: Jul 26, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $337.04
source

Destination: HANFORD, WA - SEATTLE, WA
Sponsor: Tri-City Industrial Development Council (TRIDEC)
Purpose: TO PERFORM OVERSIGHT AT THE PACIFIC NORTHWEST NATIONAL LABORATORY, AND TOUR THE NUCLEAR WASTE SUE AT HANFORD
Date: Aug 9, 2004 (3 days)
Expense: $1,306.22
source

Destination: SAC
Sponsor: Alliance to Save Energy
Purpose: CONGRESSIONAL FACT FINDING
Date: Nov 29, 2004 (6 days)
Expense: $1,357.79
source

Destination: WATERTON, VA
Sponsor: Harvard University
Purpose: TO ATTEND A COURSE ON "ENVIRONMENTAL CHANGE THE SCIENCE AND HUMAN HEALTH IMPACTS
Date: Apr 29, 2005 (2 days)
Expense: $535.00
source

Destination: BEIJING, CHINA
Sponsor: US-China Policy Foundation
Purpose: TO LEARN MORE ABOUT THE POLITICAL, SOCIAL, BUSINESS, AND NATURAL ENVIRONMENT IN CHINA, AND HOW IT IS AFFECTING AND COULD AFFECT THE UNITED STATES
Date: Aug 7, 2005 (10 days)
Expense: $3,302.00
source



* - Trips by all travelers named Eli Hopson.


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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    The Utility of a PhD

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  • 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

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    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.