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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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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*

Kanya Bennett


Total cost of 5 trips: $7,011.30


Trips traveled under the office of John Conyers

Destination: CHICAGO, IL
Sponsor: National Cable and Telecommunications Association and affiliated cable organizations
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN THE LEGISLATIVE UPDATE PANEL AND TO ATTEND VARIOUS SPEECHES AND FUNCTIONS AT THE NATIONAL CABLE & TELECOMMUNICATIONS ASSOCIATION 52ND ANNUAL CONVENTION AND INTERNATIONAL EXPOSITION
Date: Jun 8, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $2,169.11
source

Destination: MEADOWLANDS, NEW JERSEY
Sponsor: Drug Policy Alliance
Purpose: REASON-COMPASSION-JUSTICE: THE DRUG POLICY ALLIANCE 2003 BIENNIAL CONFERENCE
Date: Nov 7, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $432.00
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Destination: WASHINGTON, DC - NEW YORK CITY, NY
Sponsor: Emi Music
Purpose: TO GAIN INFORMATION AND INSIGHT AS IT PERTAINS TO THE RECORDING INDUSTRY, ITS OPERATIONS, AND THE ISSUES IT FACES
Date: Jun 28, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $1,565.19
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Destination: WASHINGTON, DC-CHARLOTTE, NC
Sponsor: National Bar Association Inc
Purpose: PARTICIPATE IN THE NATIONAL BAR ASSOCIATION'S PRESIDENTIAL SYMPOSIUM ON DRUG LAWS AND POLICIES. THE NEED FOR REFORMS AND CREATIVE SOLUTIONS
Date: Aug 7, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $608.00
source

Destination: LAS VEGAS
Sponsor: Consumer Electronics Association
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN THE LEADERS IN TECHNOLOGY (LIT) PROGRAM AT THE 2005 INTERNATIONAL CONSUMER ELECTRONICS SHOW
Date: Jan 5, 2005 (4 days)
Expense: $2,237.00
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* - Trips by all travelers named Kanya Bennett.


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.