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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*

David Hurst


Total cost of 8 trips: $8,191.02


Trips traveled under the office of Charles Pickering

Destination: LAS VEGAS, NV
Sponsor: United States Telecom Association and state affiliates
Purpose: ATTENDED USTA'S ANNUAL CONFERENCE TO LEARN ABOUT POLICY AND REGULATORYISSUES FACING THE TELECOMMUNICATIONS INDUSTRY AND TO WITNESS NEW TECHNOLOGICAL BREAKTHROUGHS IN THE INDUSTRY.
Date: Oct 11, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $1,463.82
source

Destination: PHILADELPHIA, PA
Sponsor: Comcast Corporation
Purpose: 2004 CONGRESSIONAL LEGISLATIVE CONFERENCE; SPEAKING ENGAGEMENT ON PANEL TO DISCUSS TELECOMMUNICATIONS ISSUES BEFORE CONGRESS; VIEW DEMONSTRATIONS OF NEW TECHNOLOGY
Date: Mar 12, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $704.01
source

Destination: ATLANTA, GA
Sponsor: CTIA-The Wireless Association
Purpose: 2004 WIRELESS CONFERENCE; SPEAKING ENGAGEMENT ON PANEL TO DISCUSS VARIOUS WIRELESS AND TELECOMMUNICATIONS ISSUES BEFORE CONGRESS; VIEW DEMONSTRATIONS OF NEW WIRELESS TECHNOLOGY
Date: Mar 21, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $666.20
source

Destination: SAN DIEGO, CA
Sponsor: UNITED STATES TELECOM ASSOCIATION, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF MANUFACTURERS AND THE CALIFORNIA TECHNOLOGY AND INTERNET ASSOCIATION
Purpose: ATTENDED CONGRESSIONAL STAFF BRIEFING TO LEARN ABOUT POLICY AND REGULATORY ISSUES FACING THE TELECOMMUNICATIONS, MANUFACTURING, AND TECHNOLOGY SECTORS. PARTICIPATED ON PANEL DISCUSSING VOICE OVER INTERNET PROTOCOL AND H.R. 4129
Date: Apr 13, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $1,520.88
source

Destination: RICHMOND, VA
Sponsor: Comptel/ASCENT
Purpose: ATTENDED 16TH ANNUAL COMPTEL/ASCENT 2004 LEGISLATIVE CONFERENCE TO LEARN ABOUT POLICY AND REGULATORY ISSUES FACING THE COMPETETIVE TELECOMMUNICATIONS INDUSTRY. PARTICIPATED ON PANEL DISCUSSION. VOICE OVER INTERNET PROTOCOL AND H.R. 4129
Date: Apr 15, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $647.50
source

Destination: PORTLAND, ME
Sponsor: National Cable and Telecommunications Association and affiliated cable organizations
Purpose: ATTEND NCTA'S PORTLAND, MAINE FACT-FINDING TRIP FOCUSING ON VOIP; VIEW FACILITIES AND ATTEND PRESENTATIONS ON THE TECHNOLOGY AND SERVICES BEING OFFERED
Date: Aug 12, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $967.05
source

Destination: NEW ORLEANS, LA
Sponsor: CTIA-The Wireless Association
Purpose: LEARN ABOUT NEW WIRELESS TECHNOLOGIES AND CURRENT LEGISLATIVE AND REGULATORY ISSUES FACING WIRELESS INDUSTRY; PARTICIPATE IN PANEL DISCUSSION REGARDING SAME
Date: Mar 12, 2005 (3 days)
Expense: $1,451.40
source

Destination: WILLIAMSBURG, VA
Sponsor: Comptel/ASCENT
Purpose: ATTEND 17TH ANNUAL COMPTEL/ALTS LEGISLATIVE CONFERENCE TO LEARN ABOUT LEGISLATIVE AND REGULATORY ISSUES FACING COMPETITIVE TELECOMMUNICATIONS INDUSTRY
Date: Mar 31, 2005 (2 days)
Expense: $770.16
source



* - Trips by all travelers named David Hurst.


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.