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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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(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*

Jim Messina


Total cost of 7 trips: $11,934.99


Trips traveled under the office of Max Baucus

Destination: NEW ORLEANS
Sponsor: Democratic Leadership Council
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL RETREAT
Date: Apr 28, 2005 (3 days)
Expense: $1,765.31
source


Trips traveled under the office of Byron Dorgan

Destination: LOS ANGELES, CA SAN DIEGO, CA
Sponsor: Information Technology Industry Council
Purpose: TO LEARN MORE ON ISSUES AFFECTING THE INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY INDUSTRY AND REVIEW DEVELOPING TECHNOLOGY
Date: Feb 18, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $2,247.00
source

Destination: LAS VEGAS, NEVADA
Sponsor: Information Technology Industry Council
Purpose: ATTEND THE CONSUMER ELECTRONICS SHOW TO GATHER INFORMATION ON DEVELOPMENTS IN THE TECHNOLOGY INDUSTRY
Date: Jan 7, 2004 (3 days)
Expense: $2,211.00
source

Destination: LAKE BUENA VISTA, FLORIDA
Sponsor: Edison Electric Institute
Purpose: TO ADDRESS THE EEI GOVERNMENTAL AFFAIRS CONFERENCE
Date: Feb 15, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $1,354.28
source

Destination: BELIZE
Sponsor: Wildlife Conservation Society
Purpose: TO LEARN ABOUT RESOURCE MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS, MARINE RESERVES AND CONSERVATION, MEET W/PUBLIC OFFICIALS NGO REPS AND SCIENTISTS
Date: Apr 12, 2004 (3 days)
Expense: $1,082.00
source


Trips traveled under the office of Carolyn Mccarthy

Destination: ISRAEL/JORDAN
Sponsor: Jewish Community Relations Council(s)
Purpose: EDUCATION, FACT-FINDING, ISRAEL-MIDDLE EAST, PEACE PROCESS
Date: Jan 9, 2000 (8 days)
Expense: $2,393.00
source

Destination: NEW ORLEANS, LA
Sponsor: Democratic Leadership Council
Purpose: DLC'S SPRING RETREAT
Date: Apr 28, 2000 (2 days)
Expense: $882.40
source



* - Trips by all travelers named Jim Messina.


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.