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(Photos: Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library)

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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*

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.

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  • 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.
  • 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.