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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*

Beth Jafari


Total cost of 10 trips: $18,356.12


Trips traveled under the office of John Cornyn

Destination: SAN FRANCISCO, CA
Sponsor: NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF MANUFACTURERS. APPLIED MATERIALS, AGILENT-TECHNOLOGIES, HEWLETT-PACKARD, INTEL, SBC, SOLECTRON
Purpose: LEARN THE INNER WORKINGS OF HIGH TECH MANUFACTURING AND UNDERSTAND THE IMPACT OF THE HIGH-TECH COMMUNITY ON THE U.S. ECONOMY AND WORKFORCE
Date: May 28, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $1,069.80
source

Destination: PORTLAND, MAINE
Sponsor: National Cable and Telecommunications Association and affiliated cable organizations
Purpose: TO DISCUSS ISSUES FACING THE CABLE INDUSTRY; ISSUES INCLUDE IP TELEPHONY, HIGH SPEED DATA, DVR, SVOD, HDTV, DEPLOYMENT IN RURAL AREAS, ETC
Date: Aug 13, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $1,171.02
source

Destination: SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH
Sponsor: Domestic Petroleum Council
Purpose: LEARN ABOUT OIL AND GAS OPERATIONS AND ENVIRONMENTAL PRACTICES AT EACH STAGE OF THE EXPLORATION AND PRODUCTION PROCESS
Date: Aug 18, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $792.50
source

Destination: WASHINGTON DC-AUSTIN-DALLAS
Sponsor: APPLIED MATERIALS DELL; HEWLETT-PACKARD, INTEL, SOLECTRON, TEXAS INSTRUMENTS
Purpose: LEARN ABOUT HI TECH MANUFACTURING THROUGH COMPANY AND SITE VISITS, PARTICIPATE IN DISCUSSIONS ABOUT HOW FEDERAL POLICIES AFFECT MANUFACTURING SECTOR
Date: Jan 14, 2004 (3 days)
Expense: $1,278.92
source

Destination: BALTIMORE, MD
Sponsor: Council on Competitiveness
Purpose: TO DISCUSS THE LEGISLATIVE ISSUES FACING THE TECHNOLOGY INDUSTRY
Date: Jan 22, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $364.00
source

Destination: DALLAS
Sponsor: BURLINGTON NORTHERN SANTA FE, ASHLAND INC., DEAN FOODS, FLOWSERVE, YELLOW ROADWAY, EXCEL
Purpose: COMPANY VISITS ILLUSTRATED THE IMPACT OF THE MANUFACTURING COMMUNITY ON THE AMERICAN ECONOMY AND WORKFORCE WE DISCUSSED HOW FEDERAL POLICIES AFFECT THE MANUFACTURING AND TRANSPORTATION SECTORS
Date: Feb 18, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $1,425.66
source

Destination: BALTIMORE, MD
Sponsor: Council on Competitiveness
Purpose: TO DISCUSS INNOVATION AND COMPETITIVENESS AND THE IMPACT ON THE ECONOMY
Date: Jan 13, 2005 (1 day)
Expense: $395.00
source

Destination: LONGBOAT KEY/SARASOTA, FLORIDA
Sponsor: United States Telecom Association and state affiliates
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL PROGRAM TO DISCUSS REGULATORY AND LEGISLATIVE ISSUES CONFRONTING THE TELECOMMUNICATIONS INDUSTRY
Date: Feb 22, 2005 (3 days)
Expense: $1,845.80
source

Destination: HYDERABAD, INDIA AND DELHI, INDIA
Sponsor: Nasscom
Purpose: TO GIVE STAFF MEMBERS FIRST HAND KNOWLEDGE OF THE INDIAN IT INDUSTRY BY MEETING WITH KEY GOVERNMENT AND INDUSTRY LEADERS TO GAIN AN UNDERSTANDING OF HOW U.S. POLICIES IMPACT THE COUNTRY
Date: Mar 27, 2005 (7 days)
Expense: $7,860.00
source

Destination: LOS ANGELES, CA
Sponsor: Clear Channel Communications Inc
Purpose: TO EDUCATE STAFF MEMBERS ABOUT THE ISSUES FACING THE TELECOMMUNICATIONS INDUSTRY (SPECIFICALLY RADIO) IN ANTICIPATION OF A REWRITE OF THE 1996 ACT. ISSUES INCLUDE BROADCAST INDECENCY, DTV TRANSITION, AND MEDIA OWNERSHIP
Date: May 3, 2005 (3 days)
Expense: $2,153.42
source



* - Trips by all travelers named Beth Jafari.


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.