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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*

Christopher Miller


Total cost of 7 trips: $6,292.97


Trips traveled under the office of Max Baucus

Destination: LAS VEGAS, NV - YUCCA MTN
Sponsor: Nuclear Energy Institute
Purpose: LEARN ABOUT AND REVIEW PROGRESS ON HIGH-LEVEL NUCLEAR WASTE REPOSITORY AND RADIATION STANDARDS
Date: Feb 16, 2000 (5 days)
Expense: $1,023.01
source


Trips traveled under the office of Jim Jeffords

Destination: TUSCON, AZ
Sponsor: Edison Electric Institute
Purpose: ATTEND CONFERENCE, SPEAK, AND EDUCATION
Date: Feb 17, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $1,052.81
source

Destination: BRONXVILLE, NEW YORK
Sponsor: SARAH LAWRENCE COLLEGE
Purpose: MAKE PRESENTATION ON AIR QUALITY, CLIMATE CHANGE AND ENERGY POLICY AND CONGRESSIONAL PROCESSES TO FACULTY AND STUDENTS
Date: Feb 21, 2003 (4 days)
Expense: $200.00
source

Destination: BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS
Sponsor: Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Purpose: ATTEND EDUCATIONAL SYMPOSIUM ON FINE PARTICULATE MATTER AND MAKE PRESENTATION ON PENDING LEGISLATION
Date: Aug 11, 2003 (7 days)
Expense: $1,249.50
source

Destination: CHICAGO, ILLINOIS
Sponsor: US Conference of Mayors
Purpose: PRESENTATION TO U.S. CONFERENCE OF MAYORS, DISCUSSION OF PENDING LEGISLATION
Date: Sep 9, 2003
Expense: $531.50
source

Destination: DEDHAM, MASSACHUSETTS
Sponsor: Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Purpose: ATTEND EDUCATIONAL SCIENTIFIC CONFERENCE ON TOXIC AIR POLLUTANTS' EFFECTS ON HEALTH/ENVIRONMENT
Date: Aug 3, 2004 (3 days)
Expense: $1,050.00
source


Trips traveled under the office of Harry Reid

Destination: DILLON, CO
Sponsor: Keystone Center
Purpose: MEETING OF KEYSTONE ENERGY BOARD-A NATIONAL POLICY FORUM ON ENERGY & ENVIRONMENTAL ISSUES
Date: Feb 1, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $1,186.15
source



* - Trips by all travelers named Christopher Miller.


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.