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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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(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*

Andrew Kugler


Total cost of 13 trips: $18,239.60


Trips traveled under the office of Zoe Lofgren

Destination: WASHINGTON, D.C. TO LOS ANGELES, CA
Sponsor: News Corporation Ltd
Purpose: TO ATTEND PRESENTATIONS AND MEETINGS WITH TOP EXECUTIVES OF NEWS CORPORATION
Date: May 29, 2002 (5 days)
Expense: $2,258.00
source

Destination: WASHINGTON, DC TO LAS VEGAS
Sponsor: Consumer Electronics Association
Purpose: TO ATTEND THE CONSUMER ELECTRONICS SHOW
Date: Jan 8, 2003 (4 days)
Expense: $2,076.34
source

Destination: FARMINGTON, PA
Sponsor: ALCATEL, ACT, AT&T, AT&T WIRELESS, INFINEON, LEVEL (3) COMMUNICATIONS, MICROSOFT, TELCORDIA, SBCA, SPRINT AND UNIVERSAL STUDIOS
Purpose: TO ATTEND TECHNOLOGY POLICY CONFERENCE AND SPEAK ON PANEL REGARDING COPYRIGHT LEGISLATION.
Date: Mar 7, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $334.34
source

Destination: WILLIAMSBURG, VA
Sponsor: Telecommunications Industry Association
Purpose: ATTEND AND SPEAK AT CONFERENCE
Date: Apr 11, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $599.00
source

Destination: OAKLAND
Sponsor: YAHOO AND EBAY
Purpose: TO ATTEND PRESENTATIONS AND MEETINGS WITH TOP EXECUTIVES AT YAHOO AND EBAY
Date: Dec 2, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $1,935.01
source

Destination: NEW YORK CITY
Sponsor: National Cable and Telecommunications Association and affiliated cable organizations
Purpose: TO ATTEND PRESENTATIONS AND MEETINGS WITH CABLE EXECUTIVES
Date: Dec 11, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $1,663.15
source

Destination: CAMBRIDGE, MD
Sponsor: Telecommunications Industry Association
Purpose: TO ATTEND TIA SPRING POLICY CONFERENCE
Date: Mar 26, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $752.00
source

Destination: NEW ORLEANS, LA
Sponsor: National Cable and Telecommunications Association and affiliated cable organizations
Purpose: TO ATTEND NCTA NATIONAL TRADE SHOW AND MEET WITH EXECUTIVES FROM THE CABLE, TELECOMMUNICATIONS, TELEVISION, SATELLITE, AND COMPUTER INDUSTRIES
Date: Apr 29, 2004 (5 days)
Expense: $1,402.33
source

Destination: LOS ANGELES, CA
Sponsor: News Corporation Ltd
Purpose: TO MEET WITH TOP EXECUTIVES OF NEWS CORPORATION. MEETINGS WILL ADDRESS DIGITAL TV TRANSITION, PROGRAMMING, AND RELATED ISSUES.
Date: May 22, 2004 (4 days)
Expense: $2,055.00
source

Destination: NEW YORK CITY
Sponsor: AT&T Corporation
Purpose: TO DISCUSS THE COMPETITIVE TELECOM LANDSCAPE WITH AT&T EXECUTIVES
Date: Jun 29, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $705.45
source

Destination: LAS VEGAS, NV
Sponsor: Consumer Electronics Association
Purpose: TO ATTEND THE CONSUMER ELECTRONICS SHOW.
Date: Jan 6, 2005 (3 days)
Expense: $1,596.68
source

Destination: FARMINGTON, PA
Sponsor: ACT, ALCATEL, AT&T, EARTHLINK, IDT INFINEON, MICROSOFT, SPRING, VONAGE, WESTERN WIRELESS, AND YAHOO!
Purpose: TO ATTEND TECHNOLOGY CONFERENCE TO DISCUSS ISSUES BEFORE THE 109TH CONGRESS, INCLUDE A REWRITE OF THE 1996 TELECOM ACT, VOIP, AND BROADBAND POLICY
Date: Feb 23, 2005 (2 days)
Expense: $883.23
source

Destination: SAN FRANCISCO
Sponsor: National Cable and Telecommunications Association and affiliated cable organizations
Purpose: TO ATTEND NCTA NATIONAL SHOW
Date: Apr 1, 2005 (3 days)
Expense: $1,979.07
source



* - Trips by all travelers named Andrew Kugler.


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.