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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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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*

Michael Mullen


Total cost of 5 trips: $10,057.90


Trips traveled under the office of Mike Doyle

Destination: PITTSBURGH, PA
Sponsor: Carnegie Mellon University
Purpose: CYLAB CORPORATE PARTNER CYBER SECURITY SYMPOSIUM
Date: Apr 25, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $1,042.00
source

Destination: LOS ANGELES, CA
Sponsor: News Corporation Ltd
Purpose: FACT FINDING/STAFF RETREAT
Date: May 24, 2004 (3 days)
Expense: $1,975.00
source

Destination: NEW ORLEANS, LA
Sponsor: CTIA-The Wireless Association
Purpose: WIRELESS 2005 CONVENTION AND EXPO
Date: Mar 12, 2005 (2 days)
Expense: $1,325.40
source


Trips traveled under the office of Jim Turner

Destination: FLEW FROM D.C. TO LA, LA TO TAIWAN, THEN TAIWAN TO L.A., LA TO DALLAS
Sponsor: Chinese National Association of Industry and Commerce
Purpose: FACT-FINDING AND EDUCATIONAL VISIT
Date: Aug 12, 2001 (7 days)
Expense: $3,800.00
source

Destination: STAFF TRIP TO CONSUMER ELECTRONICS SHOW
Sponsor: Information Technology Industry Council
Purpose: TO LEARN MORE ABOUT THE CONSUMER ELECTRONICS INDUSTRY
Date: Jan 8, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $1,915.50
source



* - Trips by all travelers named Michael Mullen.


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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    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.