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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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(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*

Lori Otto


Total cost of 11 trips: $16,623.72


Trips traveled under the office of Larry Craig

Destination: BRUSSELS, BELGIUM
Sponsor: Atlantic Council of the United States
Purpose: NATO, ED MEETINGS & BRIEFINGS
Date: May 27, 2000 (5 days)
Expense: $1,394.00
source

Destination: ISRAEL
Sponsor: American Jewish Committee
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL SEMINAR ON U.S./ISRAEL RELATIONS
Date: Jul 1, 2000 (8 days)
Expense: $3,287.00
source

Destination: PA
Sponsor: AT&T, CABLE, WIRELESS, WINSTAR, PEGASUS, LEVEL3, MICROSOFT, MP3.COM, XO Comm, VERISIGN, SAIC, ALCATEL...
Purpose: 3RD ANNUAL CONFERENCE ON THE INTERNET
Date: Mar 16, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $588.76
source

Destination: SEATTLE, WA
Sponsor: Microsoft Corporation
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL/FACT FINDING VISIT TO MICROSOFT CAMPUS
Date: Apr 9, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $1,707.82
source

Destination: SAN JOSE, CA
Sponsor: Silicon Valley Public Affairs Group
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL
Date: May 30, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $1,791.20
source

Destination: NEW YORK CITY
Sponsor: Microsoft Corporation
Purpose: MICROSOFT WINDOWS XP HAUNCH
Date: Oct 24, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $947.31
source

Destination: LAS VEGAS, NV
Sponsor: Information Technology Industry Council
Purpose: CONSUMER ELECTRONICS SHOW
Date: Jan 6, 2002 (3 days)
Expense: $957.00
source

Destination: FARMINGTON, CA
Sponsor: TECH POLICY 2002 LEGISLATIVE CONFERENCE
Purpose: LEGISLATIVE CONFERENCE
Date: Feb 22, 2002 (2 days)
Expense: $657.46
source

Destination: ATLANTA, GA
Sponsor: Time Warner
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL
Date: Apr 1, 2002 (2 days)
Expense: $1,139.00
source

Destination: CALIFORNIA
Sponsor: Information Technology Industry Council
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL
Date: Jun 30, 2002 (3 days)
Expense: $2,159.00
source

Destination: SEATTLE, WASHINGTON
Sponsor: MICROSOFT AMAZON, VOTERLTERE VULCAN
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL
Date: Aug 12, 2002 (2 days)
Expense: $1,995.17
source



* - Trips by all travelers named Lori Otto.


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.