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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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(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*

John Lopez


Total cost of 11 trips: $15,556.16


Trips traveled under the office of John Ensign

Destination: WASHINGTON, DC TO LOS ANGELES, CA
Sponsor: News Corporation Ltd
Purpose: ANNUAL CONGRESSIONAL STAFF BRIEFING/TRIP
Date: Feb 21, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $1,897.00
source

Destination: NEW YORK, NY
Sponsor: INTERNATIONAL COUNCIL OF CRUISE LINES
Purpose: ICCL CONGRESSIONAL BRIEFINGS & TOUR
Date: Nov 10, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $312.50
source

Destination: MIAMI, FL
Sponsor: Aviation Safety Alliance
Purpose: AVIATION SAFETY CONFERENCE
Date: Feb 15, 2002 (3 days)
Expense: $1,119.00
source

Destination: NEW YORK, NY
Sponsor: Congressional Economic Leadership Institute
Purpose: AVIATION EDUCATION ISSUES CONFERENCE
Date: Jul 5, 2002 (2 days)
Expense: $1,339.00
source

Destination: LAS VEGAS, NV
Sponsor: American Public Transportation Association
Purpose: APTA EXPO & CONFERENCE
Date: Sep 21, 2002 (2 days)
Expense: $950.00
source

Destination: KONA, HAWAII
Sponsor: American Association of Airport Executives
Purpose: ATTEND ANNUAL AVIATION ISSUES CONFERENCE
Date: Jan 4, 2003 (6 days)
Expense: $2,952.00
source

Destination: ELKO, NV
Sponsor: Dacole Company
Purpose: AERIAL TOUR OF IL RANCH IN NORTHEASTERN NEVADA AND DISCUSSION OF THE SOUTHERN NEVADA PUBLIC LAND MGMT. ACT OF 1998
Date: May 16, 2003
Expense: $874.50
source

Destination: WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, WV
Sponsor: Association of American Railroads
Purpose: PARTICIPATE IN LEGISLATIVE ISSUES CONFERENCE
Date: Jul 1, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $764.00
source

Destination: KONA, HAWAII
Sponsor: American Association of Airport Executives
Purpose: ATTEND ANNUAL AVIATION ISSUES CONFERENCE
Date: Jan 8, 2005 (5 days)
Expense: $3,159.40
source

Destination: PHOENIX, AZ
Sponsor: Intelligent Transportation Society of America
Purpose: ATTEND/PARTICIPATE IN ITS AMERICA ANNUAL CONFERENCE
Date: May 1, 2005 (3 days)
Expense: $1,157.00
source

Destination: SEATTLE-TACOMA, WA
Sponsor: NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF COUNTIES
Purpose: SPEAK TO PUBLIC LANDS COMMITTEE AT NACO WESTERN REGIONAL CONFERENCE
Date: May 24, 2005 (1 day)
Expense: $1,031.76
source



* - Trips by all travelers named John Lopez.


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

    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.