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(Photos: Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library)

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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*

Charles Ludlam


Total cost of 8 trips: $10,871.67


Trips traveled under the office of Joseph Lieberman

Destination: WINDSOR, ONTARIO
Sponsor: Corporation for Enterprise Development
Purpose: IDA CONFERENCE
Date: Apr 4, 2002 (2 days)
Expense: $921.00
source

Destination: BOSTON
Sponsor: Center for Strategic and International Studies
Purpose: ATTEND PANEL MEETING ON BIOTERRORISM
Date: May 9, 2002 (1 day)
Expense: $853.00
source

Destination: LAS VEGAS, NEVADA
Sponsor: KEY 3 MEDIA - BOB BIERMAN
Purpose: SPEECH AT BIOSECURITY CONFERENCE
Date: Nov 16, 2002 (3 days)
Expense: $514.00
source

Destination: AIRLIE RETREAT CENTER, VIRGINIA
Sponsor: Democratic Leadership Council
Purpose: CONFERENCE
Date: Mar 6, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $353.73
source

Destination: CHINA
Sponsor: US-Asia Institute
Purpose: EDUCATION
Date: Apr 3, 2004 (15 days)
Expense: $7,589.00
source

Destination: BOSTON, MA
Sponsor: Infectious Diseases Society of America
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN A PANEL AT A CONFERENCE
Date: Oct 1, 2004
Expense: $407.94
source

Destination: PARIS, FRANCE
Sponsor: France
Purpose: KEYNOTE SPEECH & PARTIC IN BIOTENORISM CONF
Date: Mar 29, 2005 (5 days)
Expense: $0.00
source

Destination: PHILADELPHIA, PENNS
Sponsor: GlaxoSmithKline
Purpose: MEET WITH 30 SENIOR MANAGERS FOR GSK INFECTIOUS DISEASE UNIT
Date: Apr 5, 2005
Expense: $233.00
source



* - Trips by all travelers named Charles Ludlam.


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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  • 11.10.14

    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.