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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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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*

Andy Levin


Total cost of 13 trips: $27,226.95


Trips traveled under the office of Thomas Bliley

Destination: NEW ORLEANS, LA
Sponsor: ASSOCIATION OF LOCAL TELEVISION STATIONS & NATPE
Purpose: ATTEND CONFERENCE & CONVENTION
Date: Jan 23, 2000 (2 days)
Expense: $505.00
source

Destination: RANCHO MIRAGE, CA
Sponsor: United States Telecom Association and state affiliates
Purpose: SPEECH AT THE TELECOMMUNICATIONS LEADERSHIP ROUNDTABLE
Date: Feb 20, 2000 (2 days)
Expense: $3,243.00
source

Destination: MIAMI, FL
Sponsor: United States Telecom Association and state affiliates
Purpose: FEATURED SPEAKER AT ANNUAL CONVENTION
Date: Oct 1, 2000 (2 days)
Expense: $1,278.67
source


Trips traveled under the office of W.J. Tauzin

Destination: CARLSBAD, CA
Sponsor: National Association of Broadcasters
Purpose: ATTEND ANNUAL NAB MEETING
Date: Jan 13, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $6,100.53
source

Destination: LAS VEGAS, NV
Sponsor: Association of Local Television Stations
Purpose: ATTEND CONVENTION
Date: Jan 21, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $571.50
source

Destination: SAN DIEGO, CA
Sponsor: SBC Communications Inc
Purpose: ATTEND RETREAT: TELECOMMUNICATION ISSUES FOR THE 107TH CONGRESS
Date: Feb 19, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $2,959.65
source

Destination: PALM SPRINGS, CA
Sponsor: United States Telecom Association and state affiliates
Purpose: PARTICIPATE IN CONFERENCE
Date: Feb 24, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $1,517.11
source

Destination: LAS VEGAS, NV
Sponsor: CTIA-The Wireless Association
Purpose: ATTEND CONVENTION
Date: Mar 17, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $1,537.50
source

Destination: PALO ALTO, CA
Sponsor: Progress & Freedom Foundation
Purpose: PARTICIPATE IN CONFERENCE, SPEECH
Date: Jun 24, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $1,889.98
source

Destination: SAN FRANCISCO, CA
Sponsor: SBC Communications Inc
Purpose: ATTEND & PARTICIPATE IN RETREAT
Date: Aug 8, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $1,661.18
source

Destination: SAN DIEGO, CA
Sponsor: SBC Communications Inc
Purpose: ATTEND SEMINAR
Date: Apr 4, 2002 (2 days)
Expense: $1,839.89
source

Destination: LAS VEGAS, NV
Sponsor: National Association of Broadcasters
Purpose: ATTEND ANNUAL NAB CONVENTION
Date: Apr 6, 2002 (3 days)
Expense: $1,447.01
source

Destination: NEW ORLEANS, LA
Sponsor: National Cable and Telecommunications Association and affiliated cable organizations
Purpose: ATTEND CONVENTION
Date: May 4, 2002 (3 days)
Expense: $2,675.93
source



* - Trips by all travelers named Andy Levin.


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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  • 11.24.14

    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

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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.