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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*

Edward Michaels


Total cost of 6 trips: $14,113.89


Trips traveled under the office of Lincoln Chafee

Destination: TAIWAN, REPUBLIC OF CHINA
Sponsor: Chinese International Economic Cooperation Association
Purpose: ATTENDING SEMINAR, FACT-FINDING AND EDUCATIONAL VISIT
Date: Aug 21, 2002 (7 days)
Expense: $4,180.00
source

Destination: HONG KONG, SAR CHINA
Sponsor: Mirant Corporation
Purpose: ATTENDING BRIEFINGS AT MIRANT ASIA-PACIFIC HEADQUARTERS
Date: Aug 28, 2002 (3 days)
Expense: $1,634.01
source

Destination: BERLIN BREMAN, GERMANY
Sponsor: Transrapid International USA
Purpose: MEETINGS WITH GERMAN TRANSPORTATION OFFICIALS AND DEMONSTRATION OF MAG-LEU TRAIN
Date: Apr 21, 2003 (6 days)
Expense: $1,785.31
source

Destination: CHINA
Sponsor: POLICY MAKERS
Purpose: FACT FINDING BRIEFINGS
Date: Aug 9, 2003 (8 days)
Expense: $3,490.00
source


Trips traveled under the office of Robert Smith

Destination: TOLEDO, OH AND EAST LIVERPOOL, OH
Sponsor: Environmental Technology Council
Purpose: LANDFILL AND INCINERATOR TOURS
Date: Aug 3, 2000 (2 days)
Expense: $1,241.11
source

Destination: IDAHO
Sponsor: Asarco Inc
Purpose: CONGRESSIONAL STAFF TOUR OF COEUR D' ALENE BASIN
Date: Aug 22, 2000 (3 days)
Expense: $1,783.46
source



* - Trips by all travelers named Edward Michaels.


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.