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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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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 Mccamman


Total cost of 6 trips: $18,928.89


Trips traveled under the office of George Radanovich

Destination: CHARLOTESVILLE, VA.
Sponsor: Mercatus Center at George Mason University
Purpose: CHIEF OF STAFF MEETING
Date: Jan 21, 2000 (2 days)
Expense: $464.00
source

Destination: FRANCE
Sponsor: Nuclear Energy Institute
Purpose: POWER ISSUES
Date: Dec 1, 2000 (6 days)
Expense: $4,922.90
source

Destination: SAN DIEGO
Sponsor: SBC Communications Inc
Purpose: TRAINING RE: TELECOM
Date: Feb 19, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $1,713.90
source

Destination: INDONESIA
Sponsor: United States-Indonesia Society
Purpose: STAFF DELEGATION TO MEET W/ GOV'T OFFICIALS & LEARN OF INDONESIAN ISSUES & CONCERNS
Date: Jan 11, 2002 (11 days)
Expense: $7,032.50
source

Destination: NAPA VALLEY, CA
Sponsor: WineAmerica
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL UPDATE OF CALIFORNIA WINE INDUSTRY
Date: Oct 17, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $3,900.59
source

Destination: HOMESTEAD
Sponsor: Congressional Institute Inc
Purpose: CHIEFS OF STAFF MEETING
Date: Oct 23, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $895.00
source



* - Trips by all travelers named John Mccamman.


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.