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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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(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*

Karen Kimball


Total cost of 6 trips: $6,995.90


Trips traveled under the office of Sherwood Boehlert

Destination: SAN DIEGO, CA
Sponsor: General Atomics
Purpose: THE PURPOSE OF THE TRIP IS TO TOUR GENERAL ATOMICS HEADQUARTERS RESEARCH FACILITIES AND TO RECEIVE BRIEFINGS ON R&D PROGRAMS CONDUCTED BY GENERAL ATOMICS. THESE R&D ACTIVITIES INCLUDE: MAGNETIC AND INERTIAL CONFINEMENT FUSION; ADVANCED ACCELERATOR APPLICA
Date: Jan 11, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $1,152.67
source

Destination: SUNOCO REFINERY, SOUTH PHILADELPHIA
Sponsor: NATIONAL PETROCHEMICAL & REFINERS ASSOCIATION
Purpose: TO VIEW A REFINERY OPERATION
Date: Jun 15, 2001
Expense: $106.50
source

Destination: URANCO COMPENHURST URANI ENRICHMENT PLANT; PART OF BORROW-PNTL NUCLEAR TRANSPORT; BNFL SELLAFIELD HLW PLANT; THORP REPROCESSING PLANT; AMIERS HQ
Sponsor: Nuclear Energy Institute
Purpose: SITE VISIT AND BRIEFINGS ON A COMMERCIAL NUCLEAR FACILITIES
Date: Aug 18, 2001 (14 days)
Expense: $3,875.75
source


Trips traveled under the office of F. James Sensenbrenner

Destination: YUCCA MOUNTAIN, NEVADA
Sponsor: Nuclear Energy Institute
Purpose: A TWO-DAY FACT FINDING TOUR OF THE PROPOSED SITE FOR THE DOE-MANAGED HIGH LEVEL RADIOACTIVE WASTE REPOSITORY. THE YUCCA MOUNTAIN REPOSITORY IS BEING DESIGNED FOR FINAL HANDLING AND STORAGE OF HIGH LEVEL RADIOACTIVE WASTE AND NUCLEAR FUEL FROM UNIVERSITY A
Date: Feb 21, 2000 (2 days)
Expense: $909.72
source

Destination: HERSHEY PENNSYLVANIA
Sponsor: Nuclear Energy Institute
Purpose: TO ATTEND THE NUCLEAR ENERGY INSTITUTE'S THIRD ANNUAL NEI GOVERNMENTALAFFAIRS WORKSHOP AND TO PARTICIPATE IN ONE OF THE CONGRESSIONAL PANELS, SPECIFICALLY THE FIRST PANEL DISCUSSION AT 8:00 A.M., SATURDAY MORNING TITLED "LEGISLATIVE PANEL ON COMPETITION A
Date: May 19, 2000 (1 day)
Expense: $339.00
source

Destination: WOODS HOLE OCEANOGRAPHIC INSTITUTION (WHOI)
Sponsor: Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
Purpose: AN IN-DEPT TOUR OF THE WOODS HOLE OCEANOGRAPHIC INSTITUTION AND DETAILED DISCUSSIONS REGARDING CURRENT SCIENTIFIC INVESTIGATIONS INCLUDING MODELING TECHNIQUES, ASSESSMENTS OF RISKS, LIMITATIONS OF CURRENT SCIENCE, AREAS OF FURTHER STUDY.
Date: Aug 21, 2000 (1 day)
Expense: $612.26
source



* - Trips by all travelers named Karen Kimball.


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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  • 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.