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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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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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Trips by*

Dave Marventano


Total cost of 16 trips: $33,342.95


Trips traveled under the office of W.J. Tauzin

Destination: NEW ORLEANS, LA
Sponsor: National Cable and Telecommunications Association and affiliated cable organizations
Purpose: CONFERENCE
Date: May 7, 2000 (1 day)
Expense: $1,662.00
source

Destination: LANSDOWNE, VA
Sponsor: Chamber of Commerce for the USA
Purpose: CONFERENCE
Date: May 19, 2000 (1 day)
Expense: $478.56
source

Destination: NEW YORK CITY, NY
Sponsor: Viacom Inc
Purpose: FACT FINDING
Date: Sep 8, 2000 (3 days)
Expense: $1,086.61
source

Destination: LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA
Sponsor: Walt Disney Co
Purpose: FACT FINDING
Date: Jan 24, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $1,805.00
source

Destination: KINGSMILL, VA
Sponsor: Congressional Institute Inc
Purpose: MEETINGS
Date: Feb 1, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $589.00
source

Destination: PALM SPRINGS, CA
Sponsor: United States Telecom Association and state affiliates
Purpose: MEETINGS
Date: Feb 22, 2001 (4 days)
Expense: $1,860.14
source

Destination: FACILITY VISIT
Sponsor: PALO VERDE NUCLEAR GEN. STATION
Purpose: FACILITY VISIT
Date: May 17, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $2,492.75
source

Destination: BRAZIL
Sponsor: Brazil-US Business Council
Purpose: MEETINGS
Date: May 26, 2001 (7 days)
Expense: $8,342.00
source

Destination: ANCHORAGE, ALASKA
Sponsor: Resource Development Council for Alaska Inc
Purpose: REVIEW RESOURCE DEVELOPMENT & RELATED ISSUES
Date: Aug 24, 2001 (7 days)
Expense: $3,295.00
source

Destination: LANSDOWNE, VA
Sponsor: Chamber of Commerce for the USA
Purpose: PRIVACY RETREAT
Date: Oct 12, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $185.00
source

Destination: SFO
Sponsor: Information Technology Industry Council
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL
Date: Jan 16, 2002 (3 days)
Expense: $1,376.00
source

Destination: HOUSTON, TX
Sponsor: Reliant Energy Inc
Purpose: MEETING
Date: Feb 18, 2002 (1 day)
Expense: $439.31
source

Destination: NEW ORLEANS, LA
Sponsor: National Cable and Telecommunications Association and affiliated cable organizations
Purpose: VISIT INDUSTRY LEADERS & DISCUSS RECENT TECHNOLOGY
Date: May 4, 2002 (3 days)
Expense: $2,172.68
source

Destination: TURKEY: ISTANBUL, ANKARA, BURSA
Sponsor: American-Turkish Council
Purpose: MEETINGS W/ TURKISH OFFICIALS
Date: May 25, 2002 (6 days)
Expense: $4,650.00
source

Destination: KINGSMILL, VA
Sponsor: Congressional Institute Inc
Purpose: GOP PLANNING CONFERENCE
Date: Feb 6, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $1,094.00
source

Destination: SAN DIEGO, CA
Sponsor: SBC Communications Inc
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL
Date: Apr 22, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $1,814.90
source



* - Trips by all travelers named Dave Marventano.


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.