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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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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*

Tina Kaarsberg


Total cost of 5 trips: $8,627.42


Trips traveled under the office of Sherwood Boehlert

Destination: TRAVEL TO PRINCETON UNIVERSITY AND RETURN ON SAME DAY VIA TRAIN
Sponsor: Princeton University
Purpose: TO MEET WITH PRINCETON EXPERTS ON ENERGY ISSUES AND TOUR THE PRINCETON PLASMA PHYSICS LABORATORY
Date: Feb 28, 2003
Expense: $269.00
source

Destination: SAN DIEGO
Sponsor: General Atomics
Purpose: TO MEET WITH FUSION ENERGY EXPERTS AND POLICYMAKERS AND TOUR THE GENERAL ATOMICS AND OTHER SAN DIEGO AREA FUSION ENERGY RELATED SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY FACILITIES SUCH AS THE UCSD SUPERCOMPUTING CENTER
Date: Jan 8, 2004 (3 days)
Expense: $1,345.38
source

Destination: COSTA RICA
Sponsor: Organization for Tropical Studies
Purpose:
Date: Feb 15, 2004 (6 days)
Expense: $2,499.00
source

Destination: OAK RIDGE NATIONAL LABORATORY
Sponsor: East Tennessee Economic Council
Purpose: TO TOUR THE OAK RIDGE NATIONAL LABORATORY AND MEET WITH SCIENTISTS SUPPORTED BY PROGRAMS UNDER THE JURISDICTION OF THE ENERGY SUBCOMMITTEE
Date: Jul 26, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $414.04
source

Destination: TAIPEI TAIWAN REPUBLIC OF CHINA
Sponsor: Chinese International Economic Cooperation Association
Purpose: FACT FINDING & EDUCATIONAL VISIT
Date: Aug 7, 2004 (8 days)
Expense: $4,100.00
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* - Trips by all travelers named Tina Kaarsberg.


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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    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.