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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*

Shahira Knight


Total cost of 10 trips: $10,446.89


Trips traveled under the office of William Thomas

Destination:
Sponsor: Fidelity Investments
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL
Date: Jun 6, 2002 (2 days)
Expense: $1,252.00
source

Destination: SESSION FORM 2003 LOS ANGELES BENEFITS CONFERENCE
Sponsor: American Society of Pension Actuaries
Purpose: TO SPEAK AT PENSION CONFERENCE
Date: Jan 29, 2003 (4 days)
Expense: $1,370.50
source

Destination:
Sponsor: Tax Council
Purpose: TO SPEAK ON PENSION AND DEFERRED COMPENSATION PANEL
Date: Mar 22, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $1,659.50
source

Destination: NEW YORK
Sponsor: Bond Market Association
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL TRIP TO LEARN ABOUT THE ROLE OF TAX-EXEMPT BONDS IN FINANCING HIGHWAY AND TRANSPORTATION INFRASTRUCTURE
Date: Jan 11, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $805.70
source

Destination: ROBERT TRENT JONES GOLF COURSE, GAINESVILLE, VA
Sponsor: American Enterprise Institute (AEI)
Purpose: ECONOMIC POLICY RETREAT
Date: Feb 26, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $377.39
source

Destination:
Sponsor: Tax Council
Purpose: TAX COUNCIL'S LEGISLATIVE CONFERENCE; I SPOKE ON THE PENSION PANEL
Date: Mar 5, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $1,359.00
source

Destination: TURNBERRY ISLE RESORT AND CLUB AVENTURA, FLA
Sponsor: Securities Industry Association
Purpose: SIA'S ANNUAL LEGISLATIVE CONFERENCE; I SPOKE ON THE TAX PANEL
Date: Apr 2, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $1,495.80
source

Destination: HOTEL INTERCONTINENTAL-THE BARCLAY NEW YORK, NEW YORK
Sponsor: Wall Street Tax Association
Purpose: WSTA'S ANNUAL GOVERNMENT SEMINAR
Date: Oct 25, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $702.00
source

Destination:
Sponsor: NATIONAL CHAMBER FOUNDATION AND THE AMERICAN BENEFITS INSTITUTE
Purpose: SPOKE ON CONGRESSIONAL PANEL AT THE CONGRESSIONAL PENSION REFORM RETREAT AND PARTICIPATED IN OTHER PANEL DISCUSSIONS
Date: Jan 7, 2005 (2 days)
Expense: $882.00
source

Destination:
Sponsor: Congressional Institute Inc
Purpose: ANNUAL BICAMERAL CHIEFS OF STAFF RETREAT
Date: Mar 3, 2005 (2 days)
Expense: $543.00
source



* - Trips by all travelers named Shahira Knight.


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.