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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.

Recent Posts

  • 12.16.14

    Rising prices on the poorest

    In January 2014 nearly a hundred college presidents gathered at the White House for a summit on the rising cost of college. But data show that those same institutions have been raising their prices fastest for the poorest students than for wealthier ones. This week on the podcast, we talk to a reporter who has been following the rising college cost burden on poor families.
  • 12.08.14

    How Much Will College Cost My Family?

    In 2011 the federal government required colleges and universities to publish “net price calculators” on their web sites. These tools are supposed to help families figure out which colleges they can afford. The calculators take into account family income, number of kids in college, state of residency, and other factors. But they’re often hard to use and time-consuming. Our guest this week has made this process simpler and more accessible.
  • 12.01.14

    Bridging the “Middle Skills” Gap

    There’s a paradox in today’s job market: even though there are millions of people looking for work, employers say they can’t find enough qualified workers. That’s due to an abundance of what economists call “middle skills” jobs – jobs that require specialized training beyond high school, but not a four-year college degree.
  • 12.01.14

    Commentary: Turning the tables on the vocational ed debate

    I’m not arguing that all education should be about acquiring job skills ... I’m saying that good vocational high schools have figured out how to bring college prep into their curriculum. And it’s time that traditional academic high schools brought more vocational education into theirs.

Back to The Data

Trips by*

Dana Lichtenberg


Total cost of 13 trips: $15,998.11


Trips traveled under the office of Bart Gordon

Destination: NEMACOLIN RESORT, PA
Sponsor: ALCATEL, ASSN. FOR COMPETITIVE TECHNOLOGY, CABLE & WIRELESS LEVEL 3 MICROSOFT NETWORK SOLUTION WINSTAR
Purpose: 2ND ANNUAL LEGISLATIVE CONFERENCE ON THE INTERNET
Date: Feb 25, 2000 (2 days)
Expense: $1,044.58
source

Destination: NEW YORK CITY, NY
Sponsor: United States Telecom Association and state affiliates
Purpose: STAFF RETREAT
Date: Sep 8, 2000 (2 days)
Expense: $1,443.79
source

Destination: LOS ANGELES & SAN FRANCISCO
Sponsor: Time Warner
Purpose: FACT FINDING-SITE VISITS
Date: Aug 22, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $1,502.00
source

Destination: CTIA WIRELESS CONVENTION, ORLANDO, FL
Sponsor: CTIA-The Wireless Association
Purpose: ATTEND CONVENTION PARTICIPATE IN WORKSHOP
Date: Mar 16, 2002 (2 days)
Expense: $1,753.00
source

Destination: SEATTLE, WA
Sponsor: Microsoft Corporation
Purpose: US HOUSE STAFF TRIP
Date: Jun 30, 2002 (3 days)
Expense: $2,006.21
source

Destination: LAS VEGAS, NEVADA
Sponsor: United States Telecom Association and state affiliates
Purpose: CONGRESSIONAL STAFF TRIP
Date: Oct 11, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $1,541.23
source

Destination: NEW YORK, NY
Sponsor: National Cable and Telecommunications Association and affiliated cable organizations
Purpose: STAFF FACT FINDING TRIP
Date: Dec 11, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $1,571.65
source

Destination: BEDBBINSTER, NJ
Sponsor: AT&T Corporation
Purpose: TOUR OF AT&T GLOBAL NETWORK OPERATIONS CENTER
Date: Jun 28, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $706.24
source

Destination: BALTIMORE, MD
Sponsor: Council on Competitiveness
Purpose: ANNUAL TECH FORUM STAFF RETREAT
Date: Jan 13, 2005 (1 day)
Expense: $395.00
source

Destination: DENVER CO
Sponsor: LEVEL (3) COMMUNICATIONS, VONAGE AND INTRADO
Purpose: VOIP 911 CONFERENCE
Date: Jan 27, 2005 (3 days)
Expense: $794.75
source

Destination: ATLANTA, GA
Sponsor: BellSouth Corporation
Purpose: STAFF FACT FINDING TRIP TO VIEW BELLSOUTH'S CABLE AND INTERNET PHONE OFFERINGS
Date: Apr 29, 2005
Expense: $474.76
source

Destination: LONG BEACH, CA
Sponsor: NATIONAL EMERGENCY NUMBER ASSOCIATION
Purpose: SPEAKER AT ANNUAL CONFERENCE
Date: Jun 25, 2005 (2 days)
Expense: $701.90
source

Destination: LAGUNA BEACH, CA
Sponsor: CTIA-The Wireless Association
Purpose: STAFF CONGRESSIONAL TRIP
Date: Jul 5, 2005 (7 days)
Expense: $2,063.00
source



* - Trips by all travelers named Dana Lichtenberg.


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

  • 12.16.14

    Rising prices on the poorest

    In January 2014 nearly a hundred college presidents gathered at the White House for a summit on the rising cost of college. But data show that those same institutions have been raising their prices fastest for the poorest students than for wealthier ones. This week on the podcast, we talk to a reporter who has been following the rising college cost burden on poor families.
  • 12.08.14

    How Much Will College Cost My Family?

    In 2011 the federal government required colleges and universities to publish “net price calculators” on their web sites. These tools are supposed to help families figure out which colleges they can afford. The calculators take into account family income, number of kids in college, state of residency, and other factors. But they’re often hard to use and time-consuming. Our guest this week has made this process simpler and more accessible.
  • 12.01.14

    Bridging the “Middle Skills” Gap

    There’s a paradox in today’s job market: even though there are millions of people looking for work, employers say they can’t find enough qualified workers. That’s due to an abundance of what economists call “middle skills” jobs – jobs that require specialized training beyond high school, but not a four-year college degree.
  • 12.01.14

    Commentary: Turning the tables on the vocational ed debate

    I’m not arguing that all education should be about acquiring job skills ... I’m saying that good vocational high schools have figured out how to bring college prep into their curriculum. And it’s time that traditional academic high schools brought more vocational education into theirs.