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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*

Janine Benner


Total cost of 7 trips: $9,972.66


Trips traveled under the office of Earl Blumenauer

Destination:
Sponsor: Nuclear Energy Institute
Purpose: FACT-FINDING ABOUT YUCCA MTN, NV
Date: Nov 10, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $1,395.70
source

Destination: WASHINGTON, DC - SACRAMENTO, CA
Sponsor: American Forest Resource Council
Purpose: EDUCATION ABOUT FOREST HEALTH
Date: May 28, 2002 (4 days)
Expense: $1,117.50
source

Destination: BOZEMAN, MT. DRIVE TO WEST YELLOWSTONE.
Sponsor: National Public Lands Grazing Campaign/American Lands Institute
Purpose: FACT-FINDING TOUR TO YELLOWSTONE ECOSYSTEM TO VIEW DAMAGES TO VEGETATION AND WILDLIFE DONE BY LIVESTOCK PRODUCTION
Date: Aug 26, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $1,172.52
source

Destination: ST LOUIS, MO
Sponsor: NATIONAL WILDLIFE FEDERATION
Purpose: SPEAKING AT THE NATIONAL CORPS (OF ENGINEERS) REFORM NETWORK'S ANNUAL MEETING AND VISIT TO CORPS PROJECTS ON MISSOURI RIVER
Date: Oct 12, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $399.50
source

Destination: FAIRBANKS, AK BEAVER, ARCTIC VILLAGE, ARCTIC NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE KAKTORIK, FAIRBANKS
Sponsor: ALASKA COALITION, ALASKA WILDERNESS LEAGUE, EARTHJUSTIC, NRDC, SIERRA CLUB, THE WILDERNESS SOCIETY, WWF
Purpose: FACT-FINDING TRIP ON ARCTIC NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE OIL DRILLING ENERGY AND WILDLIFE ISSUES
Date: Jun 26, 2004 (6 days)
Expense: $3,056.66
source

Destination: AIRLIE CENTER, WARRENTON, VA
Sponsor: Harvard University
Purpose: A COURSE WITH A SERIES OF LECTURES BY PROFESSORS FROM HARVARD AND OTHER UNIVERSITIES ON ISSUES AFFECTING PUBLIC HEALTH AND THE ENVIRONMENT
Date: Mar 29, 2005 (2 days)
Expense: $535.00
source

Destination: COSTA RICA
Sponsor: Organization for Tropical Studies
Purpose: U.S. DECISION-MAKERS COURSE ON ECOLOGICAL, ECONOMIC, POLITICAL, AND SOCIAL FACTORS SHAPING RESOURCE USE AND CONSERVATION IN LATIN AMERICAN COUNTRIES
Date: May 29, 2005 (6 days)
Expense: $2,295.78
source



* - Trips by all travelers named Janine Benner.


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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    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.