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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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    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.
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    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.

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Trips by*

Johanna Mikes


Total cost of 9 trips: $12,639.95


Trips traveled under the office of Rick Boucher

Destination: ORLANDO, FLORIDA
Sponsor: CTIA-The Wireless Association
Purpose: TO VIEW CONSUMER WIRELESS TECHNOLOGIES INCLUDING INTERACTIVE 3G BROAD BAND APPLICATIONS AND SECURITY APPLICATIONS
Date: Mar 17, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $721.12
source

Destination: DURHAM, NORTH CAROLINA
Sponsor: United States Telecom Association and state affiliates
Purpose: FACT-FINDING OF COMPETITIVE LOCAL TELECOMMUNICATION MARKET AND COMPETITIVE HIGH-SPEED INTERNET ACCESS SERVICES
Date: May 4, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $1,111.71
source

Destination: DULLES, VIRGINIA; LOS ANGELES, CA; SAN FRANCISCO CA
Sponsor: Time Warner
Purpose: FACT-FINDING OF UPCOMING TECHNOLOGY PRODUCTS, THE ENTERTAINMENT INDUSTRY AND THE INTERNET SERVICES PROVIDER INDUSTRY
Date: Aug 15, 2001 (4 days)
Expense: $1,733.75
source

Destination: LAS VEGAS NEVADA
Sponsor: Consumer Electronics Association
Purpose: TO VIEW CONSUMERS TECHNOLOGIES FOR HOME ENTERTAINMENT AND NETWORKING, HIGH DEFINITION TELEVISION, COMPUTING INTERACTIVE AND BROADBAND APPLICATIONS, AND WIRELESS COMMUNICATIONS
Date: Jan 7, 2002 (3 days)
Expense: $1,501.99
source

Destination: NEMACOLIN WOODLANDS RESORT, PENNSYLVANIA
Sponsor: THE DUTKO GROUP (ALCATEL, ASSOC. FOR COMPETITIVE TECHNOLOGY, AT&T, LEVEL 3, MICROSOFT, NARM, PEGASUS, SPRINT, TELCORDIA, VERISIGN, XO COMMUNICATIONS, USDA)
Purpose: TECHNOLOGY POLICY LEGISLATIVE CONFERENCE ADDRESSING TELECOMMUNICATIONS, COPYRIGHT, CYBERSECURITY AND PRIVACY ISSUES. SPEAKING ENGAGEMENT
Date: Feb 22, 2002 (2 days)
Expense: $657.46
source

Destination: NEW ORLEANS, LA
Sponsor: National Cable and Telecommunications Association and affiliated cable organizations
Purpose: SEE DEMONSTRATIONS OF CABLE SET-UP, BOX TECHNOLOGY AND DISCUSS POLICY
Date: May 5, 2002 (2 days)
Expense: $1,852.21
source

Destination: REDMOND, WASHINGTON
Sponsor: Microsoft Corporation
Purpose: GAIN INFORMATION ON STATE-OF-THE-ART TECHNOLOGIES AND POLICY ISSUES AFFECTING SOFTWARE, INTERNET AND ENTERTAINMENT INDUSTRIES
Date: Jun 30, 2002 (3 days)
Expense: $2,006.21
source

Destination: AMELIA ISLAND, FLORIDA
Sponsor: United States Telecom Association and state affiliates
Purpose: TO EXAMINE DEPLOYMENT OF FIBER OPTIC FACILITIES IN TELECOM NETWORK AND STUDY EFFECTS OF TELECOM INDUSTRY ON THE ECONOMY
Date: Feb 21, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $1,064.00
source

Destination: NEW ORLEANS, LA
Sponsor: CTIA-The Wireless Association
Purpose:
Date: Mar 15, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $1,991.50
source



* - Trips by all travelers named Johanna Mikes.


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

  • 11.24.14

    Academic Fraud and College Athletics

    Last month the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill released a report that showed evidence of nearly two decades of academic fraud perpetuated by the school’s Afro-American Studies Department. An investigation found certain professors and administrators had an unwritten policy of “propping up” student athletes. This week on the podcast, we look at academic fraud at colleges with high-stakes sports programs.
  • 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.