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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*

Andrew House


Total cost of 7 trips: $12,439.98


Trips traveled under the office of Devin Nunes

Destination: WASHINGTON, D.C. TO TAIPEI, REPUBLIC OF TAIWAN; VARIOUS DESTINATIONS WITHIN THE REPUBLIC OF TAIWAN
Sponsor: Chinese International Economic Cooperation Association
Purpose: FACT-FINDING AND EDUCATIONAL VISIT
Date: Aug 9, 2003 (6 days)
Expense: $4,320.00
source

Destination: WASHINGTON, D.C. TO ST. LOUIS, MO
Sponsor: St Louis Agri-Business Club
Purpose: FACT-FINDING AND EDUCATIONAL VISIT
Date: Aug 18, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $675.69
source

Destination: LUBBOCK, TEXAS-PHOENIX, ARIZONA
Sponsor: National Cotton Council
Purpose: 2003 COTTON BELT EDUCATION TOUR
Date: Sep 25, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $1,248.20
source

Destination: NEW ORLEANS, LA
Sponsor: American Sugar Cane League
Purpose: FACT-FINDING AND EDUCATIONAL VISIT, LA SUGAR CANE INDUSTRY
Date: Nov 14, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $1,246.50
source

Destination: 2514 K STREET, WASHINGTON, DC-BIG CREEK, CA
Sponsor: Southern California Edison
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL TOUR OF HYDRO FACILITIES
Date: May 24, 2004 (8 days)
Expense: $1,335.11
source

Destination: FRESNO, CA VIA SACRAMENTO TO WASHINGTON, DC
Sponsor: CALIFORNIA CITRUS MUTUAL AND THE CALIFORNIA PISTACHIO COMMISSION
Purpose: CALIFORNIA PISTACHIO AND CITRUS EDUCATION TOUR
Date: Jul 5, 2005 (2 days)
Expense: $644.52
source

Destination: WASHINGTON DC, LUBBOCK TX, PHOENIX AZ, LAS VEGAS NV
Sponsor: National Cotton Council
Purpose: COTTON INDUSTRY EDUCATION AND ORIENTATION TOUR
Date: Aug 22, 2005 (3 days)
Expense: $2,969.96
source



* - Trips by all travelers named Andrew House.


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

    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.