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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*

Matthew Nelson


Total cost of 8 trips: $7,395.79


Trips traveled under the office of Thomas Allen

Destination: TOUR OF MAINE WOODS PROPERTIES
Sponsor: Plum Creek Timber Company Inc
Purpose: FACT FINDING
Date: Aug 12, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $455.00
source

Destination: KEYSTONE, CO
Sponsor: Keystone Center
Purpose: REPRESENT CONGRESSMAN ALLEN AT BOARD MEETING
Date: Feb 15, 2004 (6 days)
Expense: $1,150.49
source

Destination: AIRLIE CENTER, WARRENTON, VIRGINIA
Sponsor: Harvard University
Purpose: ATTENDANCE AT CONFERENCE TITLED "ENVIRONMENTAL CHANGE: THE SCIENCE AND HUMAN HEALTH IMPACTS"
Date: Apr 13, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $345.00
source

Destination: YUCCA MOUNTAIN, NV
Sponsor: Nuclear Energy Institute
Purpose: FACT FINDING TRIP.
Date: May 25, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $1,441.09
source

Destination: COLORADO
Sponsor: Keystone Center
Purpose: ATTENDING THE ANNUAL KEYSTONE ENERGY BOARD MEETING
Date: Feb 10, 2005 (3 days)
Expense: $1,052.17
source

Destination: AIRLIE VIRGINIA
Sponsor: Harvard University
Purpose: ATTENDING THE COURSE "ENVIRONMENTAL CHANGE: THE SCIENCE AND HUMAN HEALTH IMPACTS"
Date: Mar 29, 2005 (2 days)
Expense: $535.00
source

Destination: BATON ROUGE, LA
Sponsor: National Association of Convenience Stores
Purpose: FACT FINDING TOUR OF A PETROLEUM REFINERY, A PETROLEUM PIPELINE, AND A PETROLEUM RETAILER
Date: Jun 1, 2005 (3 days)
Expense: $953.91
source


Trips traveled under the office of Hillary Clinton

Destination: SANTIAGO, CHILE
Sponsor: EMBASSY OF CHILE & CHILEM AMERICAN CHAMBER OF COMMERCE
Purpose: CONGRESSIONAL DELEGATION FACT FINDING MISSION RELATED TO A PROPOSED O.S.-CHILE FREE TRADE AGREEMENT
Date: May 26, 2002 (4 days)
Expense: $1,463.13
source



* - Trips by all travelers named Matthew Nelson.


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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    The Utility of a PhD

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  • 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.