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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*

Tom Mccrocklin


Total cost of 9 trips: $9,291.35


Trips traveled under the office of Michael Oxley

Destination: MIAMI, FLORIDA
Sponsor: Mortgage Insurance Companies of America
Purpose: LEARN ABOUT MORTGAGE INSURANCE INDUSTRY
Date: Apr 9, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $1,243.62
source

Destination:
Sponsor: Securities Industry Association
Purpose: WALL ST. EDUCATION
Date: May 30, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $1,001.00
source

Destination: TOUR NASDAQ & AFFILIATED FIRMS
Sponsor: NASDAQ
Purpose: BETTER UNDERSTAND FUNCTION OF HIGH-TECH MARKETPLACE
Date: May 31, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $807.25
source

Destination: BUSINESS DINNER, ALL DAY MEETINGS AND TOUR
Sponsor: Instinet Corporation
Purpose: LEARN ABOUT THE WORKING OF INSTINET
Date: Jun 28, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $789.84
source

Destination:
Sponsor: Federal Home Loan Bank of Boston
Purpose: MORTGAGE/HOME LOAN BANK SEMINAR
Date: Aug 28, 2001 (4 days)
Expense: $920.79
source

Destination: PHILLY
Sponsor: Chubb Corporation
Purpose: SPOKE ON TWO PANELS CONCERNING LEGISLATION
Date: Dec 2, 2002 (1 day)
Expense: $549.86
source

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

Destination: SAN FRANCISCO
Sponsor: Options Clearing Corporation
Purpose: EDUCATION ON OPTIONS
Date: May 28, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $1,199.77
source

Destination: BOSTON
Sponsor: Federal Home Loan Bank of Boston
Purpose: CONGRESSIONAL SEMINAR ON HOUSING
Date: Aug 28, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $1,179.22
source



* - Trips by all travelers named Tom Mccrocklin.


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.