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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)

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*

Jamie Karl


Total cost of 9 trips: $19,997.33


Trips traveled under the office of Chuck Hagel

Destination:
Sponsor: Shell Oil Co
Purpose:
Date: Jun 19, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $929.09
source

Destination: NEW ORLEANS AND LOUISIANA COAST
Sponsor: Shell Oil Co
Purpose: OFFSHORE OIL DRILLING SITE VISIT AND GAS REFINERY TOUR
Date: Jul 19, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $862.45
source

Destination: PALM SPRINGS, CA
Sponsor: MidAmerican Energy Co
Purpose: FACT-FINDING TOUR OF GEOTHERMAL PLANT
Date: Jan 19, 2002 (3 days)
Expense: $1,024.85
source

Destination: TAIWAN
Sponsor: Chinese International Economic Cooperation Association
Purpose: FACT-FINDING/EDUCATIONAL
Date: Mar 23, 2002 (8 days)
Expense: $3,950.00
source

Destination: ENGLAND AND SCOTLAND
Sponsor: Nuclear Energy Institute
Purpose: NUCLEAR ENERGY FACT-FINDING TRIP
Date: Aug 25, 2002 (5 days)
Expense: $3,163.00
source

Destination: NEW YORK, NY
Sponsor: New York Mercantile Exchange
Purpose: ENERGY TRADING SEMINAR
Date: Nov 22, 2002
Expense: $394.50
source


Trips traveled under the office of Lee Terry

Destination: LONDON, DOHA
Sponsor: Qatar Center for Futuristic Studies
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL AND CULTURAL EXCHANGE PROGRAM
Date: Jan 14, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $7,700.00
source

Destination: DES MOINES, IA TO OMAHA, NE
Sponsor: MidAmerican Energy Co
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL-VISITED AND TOURED SEVERAL ENERGY PRODUCTION SITES
Date: Aug 2, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $627.59
source

Destination: GILLETTE, WY
Sponsor: Domestic Petroleum Council
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL FIELD TRIP TO POWDER RIVER BASIN OF NORTHEAST WYOMING
Date: Aug 16, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $1,345.85
source



* - Trips by all travelers named Jamie Karl.


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

    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.