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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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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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  • 11.17.14

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    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.
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    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.

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Trips by*

Rohit Kumar


Total cost of 15 trips: $33,982.92


Trips traveled under the office of Bill Frist

Destination: WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, WV
Sponsor: Congressional Institute Inc
Purpose: CONGRESSIONAL PLANNING RETREAT
Date: Feb 8, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $547.00
source

Destination: WASHINGTON, D.C. TO SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH
Sponsor: FANNIE MAE & FREDDIE MAC
Purpose: FINANCIAL SERVICES CONFERENCE WITH SENATOR BENNETT AND OTHERS
Date: Feb 20, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $3,228.75
source

Destination: TURNBERRY ISLAND, FLORIDA
Sponsor: Securities Industry Association
Purpose: SIA GOVERNMENT RELATIONS LEGISLATIVE CONFERENCE
Date: Apr 11, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $2,763.24
source

Destination: NEW YORK CITY
Sponsor: Microsoft Corporation
Purpose: DIGITAL RIGHTS CONFERENCE
Date: Jun 18, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $4,182.89
source

Destination: PHILADELPHIA, PA
Sponsor: Congressional Institute Inc
Purpose: CONGRESS OF TOMORROW BICAMERAL RETREAT
Date: Jan 30, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $168.00
source

Destination: NEW YORK CITY, NY
Sponsor: Goldman Sachs Group
Purpose: DISCUSSION OF ISSUES FACING THE FINANCIAL SERVICES INDUSTRY (PICNIC DISCUSSION)
Date: Mar 18, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $473.39
source

Destination: MIAMI, FL
Sponsor: Securities Industry Association
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN PANEL DISCUSSION ON SECURITIES INDUSTRY ISSUES AND LEGISLATION. PANEL DISCUSSION PART OF ANNUAL SIA LEGISLATIVE CONFERENCE
Date: Apr 2, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $2,141.35
source

Destination: BOSTON, MA
Sponsor: Fidelity Investments
Purpose: TO ATTEND THE 2004 CONGRESSIONAL STAFF EDUCATION SERIES
Date: Apr 15, 2004 (3 days)
Expense: $3,220.00
source

Destination: PARIS, FRANCE
Sponsor: Nuclear Energy Institute
Purpose: CONGRESSIONAL TOUR OF NUCLEAR FACILITIES IN FRANCE
Date: Aug 1, 2004 (6 days)
Expense: $5,272.18
source

Destination: WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, WV
Sponsor: Congressional Institute Inc
Purpose: CONGRESS OF TOMORROW CONGRESSIONAL RETREAT
Date: Jan 27, 2005 (2 days)
Expense: $636.00
source

Destination: LAS VEGAS, NV
Sponsor: Congressional Economic Leadership Institute
Purpose: OVERVIEW OF LEGISLATIVE ISSUES AFFECTING THE GAMING INDUSTRY
Date: Feb 23, 2005 (3 days)
Expense: $1,621.00
source


Trips traveled under the office of Phil Gramm

Destination: NEW YORK CITY
Sponsor: NASDAQ
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL VISIT TO NASDAQ FACILITIES
Date: Sep 6, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $1,158.83
source

Destination: NYC
Sponsor: Instinet Corporation
Purpose: INSTINET STAFF TRIP TO LEARN ABOUT COMPANY & VISIT FACILITIES
Date: Nov 8, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $910.79
source


Trips traveled under the office of Trent Lott

Destination: NEW YORK CITY
Sponsor: New York Stock Exchange
Purpose: TO VISIT THE NYSE FLOOR, LEARN MORE ABOUT THE EXCHANGE, AND U.S. EQUITY MARKETS.
Date: Aug 8, 2002 (1 day)
Expense: $905.50
source

Destination: SINGAPORE
Sponsor: Singapore International Foundation
Purpose: TO MEET WITH U.S. EMBASSY OFFICIALS, SINGAPORE MINISTERS, AND OTHER OFFICIALS IN ORDER TO LEARN MORE ABOUT U.S. TRADE WITH SINGAPORE AND TO LEARN ABOUT SINGAPORE'S ANTI-TERRORISM EFFORTS
Date: Aug 10, 2002 (6 days)
Expense: $6,754.00
source



* - Trips by all travelers named Rohit Kumar.


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

  • 11.24.14

    Academic Fraud and College Athletics

    Last month the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill released a report that showed evidence of nearly two decades of academic fraud perpetuated by the school’s Afro-American Studies Department. An investigation found certain professors and administrators had an unwritten policy of “propping up” student athletes. This week on the podcast, we look at academic fraud at colleges with high-stakes sports programs.
  • 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.