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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*

Greg Nickerson


Total cost of 16 trips: $27,054.77


Trips traveled under the office of William Thomas

Destination:
Sponsor: Tax Council
Purpose: SPRING LEGISLATIVE CONFERENCE - PANEL ON INT'L TAX
Date: Mar 8, 2002 (1 day)
Expense: $1,621.50
source

Destination: DINNER ON MAY 3RD WITH TAX PANEL
Sponsor: Organization for International Investment
Purpose: PARTICIPATE IN TAX PANEL DISCUSSION
Date: May 3, 2002 (1 day)
Expense: $1,107.50
source

Destination: TAX FOUNDATION TRIP TO DENMARK, FRANCE AD BELGIUM
Sponsor: Tax Foundation
Purpose: INVESTIGATE THE INTERNATIONAL TAX REGIMES OF FOREIGN JURISDICTIONS
Date: May 24, 2002 (8 days)
Expense: $8,488.00
source

Destination: SAN ANTONIO
Sponsor: American Bar Association
Purpose: FACT-FINDING TRIP
Date: Jan 23, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $1,381.88
source

Destination: THE BREAKERS, PALM BEACH, FL
Sponsor: Tax Council
Purpose: INTERNATIONAL TAX AND DIVIDEND PROPOSAL
Date: Mar 22, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $1,401.00
source

Destination: HOMESTEAD RESORT
Sponsor: Electronic Industries Alliance
Purpose: INTERNATIONAL TAX PANEL
Date: Aug 12, 2003
Expense: $167.90
source

Destination: CHICAGO
Sponsor: American Bar Association
Purpose:
Date: Sep 12, 2003
Expense: $1,073.00
source

Destination: ORLANDO, FL
Sponsor: American Bar Association
Purpose: SPEAKER AT 2004 MIDYEAR MEETING
Date: Jan 30, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $1,062.38
source

Destination: PALM BEACH, FL
Sponsor: Tax Council
Purpose: PARTICIPANT AT 2004 SPRING LEGISLATIVE CONFERENCE
Date: Mar 5, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $1,592.40
source

Destination: ATLANTA, GA ATL
Sponsor: Time Warner
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL/FACT-FINDING
Date: Apr 7, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $943.73
source

Destination: WILLIAMSBURG, VA
Sponsor: Tax Coalition
Purpose: TO SPEAK ON PANEL REGARDING ENERGY TAX ISSUES
Date: Apr 15, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $957.00
source

Destination: SONOMA, CA
Sponsor: Organization for International Investment
Purpose: TO SPEAK ON PANEL DISCUSSING LEGISLATION AFFECTING U.S. SUBSIDIARIES OF INTERNATIONAL COMPANIES
Date: Apr 29, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $3,637.32
source

Destination: WHITE SULPHUR SPRING, WV
Sponsor: Association of American Railroads
Purpose: TO SPEAK ON PANEL REGARDING TAX PROPOSALS
Date: Jun 30, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $606.25
source

Destination: THE HOMESTEAD, HOT SPRINGS, VA
Sponsor: Electronic Industries Alliance
Purpose: TO ATTEND EIA LEGISLATIVE ROUNDTABLE
Date: Aug 8, 2004 (3 days)
Expense: $1,911.50
source

Destination: NAPLES, FL
Sponsor: Clark Consulting
Purpose: PANEL GUEST SPEAKER TO DISCUSS THE RESULTS OF NOVEMBER 2, 2004 ELECTION
Date: Nov 6, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $1,063.41
source

Destination: CHARLOTTESVILLE
Sponsor: University of Virginia
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE AS GUEST PANEL SPEAKER ON THE INTERNATIONAL PROVISIONS OF H.R. 4520, THE AMERICAN JOBS CREATION ACT
Date: Nov 19, 2004
Expense: $40.00
source



* - Trips by all travelers named Greg Nickerson.


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

  • 11.17.14

    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.