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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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(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*

Kevin Macmillan


Total cost of 15 trips: $18,791.30


Trips traveled under the office of Michael Oxley

Destination: MEETINGS FROM AUGUST 30TH AND 31ST ON FHLB
Sponsor: Federal Home Loan Bank of Boston
Purpose: CONGRESSIONAL STAFF SEMINAR
Date: Aug 29, 2001 (4 days)
Expense: $920.79
source

Destination: CONFERENCE ON INTERNATIONAL BANKING ISSUES
Sponsor: Conference of State Bank Supervisors
Purpose: SPEAKING ENGAGEMENT
Date: Jan 26, 2002 (2 days)
Expense: $850.00
source

Destination: CHICAGO
Sponsor: CHICAGO MERCANTILE EXCHANGE, CHI. STOCK EXCHANGE, CHI. BOARD OF TRADE,CHI. OPTIONS EXCHANGE
Purpose: EXAMINE THE FINANCIAL MARKETS LOCATED IN CHICAGO
Date: Feb 28, 2002 (1 day)
Expense: $553.12
source

Destination: GENEVA, SWITZERLAND
Sponsor: Coalition of Service Industries
Purpose: WTO MEETINGS ON TRADE IN SERVICES
Date: May 24, 2002 (7 days)
Expense: $2,274.72
source

Destination: CONFERENCE AND TOUR OF PROCESSING FACILITIES
Sponsor: Citigroup
Purpose: CITI CARDS CONFERENCE
Date: Jan 23, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $1,600.00
source

Destination: ASHVILLE NC
Sponsor: Conference of State Bank Supervisors
Purpose: SPEAK ON THE AGENDA OF THE FINANCIAL SERVICES COMMITTEE
Date: May 29, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $1,353.12
source

Destination: HOMESTEAD
Sponsor: NORTHWEST GEORGIA BANK
Purpose: ADDRESS THE NORTHWEST GEORGIA BANK BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Date: Aug 22, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $419.55
source

Destination: BOSTON, MA
Sponsor: Federal Home Loan Bank of Boston
Purpose: CONGRESSIONAL STAFF SEMINAR
Date: Aug 27, 2003 (5 days)
Expense: $977.22
source

Destination: LAS VEGAS, NV
Sponsor: FEDERAL HOME LOAN BANKS OF SEATTLE, SAN FRANCISCO, PITTSBURGH, AND ATLANTA
Purpose: FEDERAL HOME LOAN BANK CONFERENCE
Date: Jan 14, 2004 (3 days)
Expense: $2,312.00
source

Destination: WASHINGTON, D.C. TO NEW YORK, N.Y.
Sponsor: Bond Market Association
Purpose: SECONDARY MARKET BRIEFING
Date: Mar 19, 2004 (3 days)
Expense: $962.87
source

Destination: PITTSBURGH, PA
Sponsor: Federal Home Loan Bank of Pittsburgh
Purpose: BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETING
Date: Apr 12, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $1,398.98
source

Destination: SEATTLE, WA
Sponsor: Federal Home Loan Bank of Seattle
Purpose: CONGRESSIONAL STAFF SEMINARE
Date: Aug 11, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $1,311.05
source

Destination: PHILADELPHIA
Sponsor: Federal Home Loan Bank of Pittsburgh
Purpose: SEMINARE
Date: Dec 1, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $716.00
source

Destination: PARK CITY
Sponsor: Mortgage Bankers Association of America
Purpose: MIDWINTER EXECUTIVE HOUSING CONFERENCE
Date: Mar 3, 2005 (3 days)
Expense: $2,380.08
source

Destination: SAN ANTONIO
Sponsor: Conference of State Bank Supervisors
Purpose: ANNUAL MEETING
Date: Jun 3, 2005
Expense: $761.80
source



* - Trips by all travelers named Kevin Macmillan.


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

  • 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.