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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*

Kelly Bingel


Total cost of 17 trips: $26,521.27


Trips traveled under the office of Blanche Lincoln

Destination: WARRENTON, VA
Sponsor: Democratic Leadership Council
Purpose: SENATE STAFF RETREAT TO DISCUSS UPCOMING LEGISLATIVE ISSUES FOR 2002
Date: Jan 14, 2002 (1 day)
Expense: $341.10
source

Destination: MIAMI, FL
Sponsor: Integrated Waste Services Association
Purpose: CONGRESSIONAL FACT FINDING TOUR OF WASTE-TO-ENERGY FACILITIES AND SEMINAR ON INTEGRATED SOLUTIONS TO MUNICIPAL SOLID WASTE MANAGEMENT
Date: Feb 19, 2002 (2 days)
Expense: $1,725.00
source

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

Destination: AMELIA ISLAND, FL
Sponsor: American Gas Association
Purpose: SPEAKING ON CONGRESSIONAL PANEL REGARDING SENATE ENERGY BILL
Date: Apr 4, 2002 (3 days)
Expense: $1,550.00
source

Destination: NEW ORLEANS, LA
Sponsor: Democratic Leadership Council
Purpose: DEMOCRATIC LEADERSHIP COUNCIL SPRING ISSUES RETREAT
Date: Apr 25, 2002 (3 days)
Expense: $1,814.74
source

Destination: LOS ANGELES, CA AND SAN DIEGO, CA
Sponsor: Information Technology Industry Council
Purpose: TOUR OF HIGH TECH FACILITY AND SEMINARS ON HIGH TECH ISSUES
Date: Feb 18, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $1,950.00
source

Destination: WARRENTON, VA
Sponsor: Democratic Leadership Council
Purpose: STAFF RETREAT TO DISCUSS UPCOMING LEGISLATIVE ISSUES FOR 2003
Date: Mar 7, 2003
Expense: $120.00
source

Destination: DAKOTA CITY, NE
Sponsor: Tyson Foods Inc
Purpose: TOUR OF MEAT PROCESSINGS FACILITY AND DISCUSSION OF IMPLEMENTATION OF 2002 FARM BILL
Date: Jun 6, 2003
Expense: $710.41
source

Destination: WHITEFISH, MT
Sponsor: Independent Telephone and Telecommunications Alliance
Purpose: SPEAKING ENGAGEMENT
Date: Jul 11, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $1,559.50
source

Destination: MACKINAC ISLAND, MI
Sponsor: Democratic Leadership Council
Purpose: POLICY RETREAT-PARTICIPATE IN POLICY DISCUSSIONS ON HOMELAND SECURITY, NATIONAL SECURITY, BUDGET AND TAXES
Date: Sep 12, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $1,226.00
source

Destination: FARMINGTON, PA
Sponsor: ALCATEL, AMAZON.COM, ASSOCIATION FOR COMPETITIVE TECHNOLOGY, AT&T, ELECTRONIC INDUSTRIES ALLIANCE, INFINEON, LEVEL(3) COMM, LUCENT TECHNOLOGIES, MICROSOFT, NCTA, SATELLITE BROADCASTING & COMM ASS, SPRINT, VONTU, YAHOO
Purpose: LEGISLATIVE CONFERENCE ON THE INTERNET
Date: Mar 5, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $802.15
source

Destination: RICHMOND, VA
Sponsor: Comptel/ASCENT
Purpose: LEGISLATIVE CONFERENCE ON TELECOMMUNICATIONS ISSUES
Date: Apr 15, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $665.00
source

Destination: HOT SPRINGS, VA
Sponsor: CTIA-The Wireless Association
Purpose: CTIA POLICY RETREAT
Date: Jun 11, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $1,300.00
source

Destination: ANCHORAGE, PRUDHOE BAY, NUIQSIT, PALMER, KOTZEBUE, CORDOVA AND SEWARD, ALASKA
Sponsor: ARCTIC SLOPE TELEPHONE COOPERATIVE, MATANUSKA TELEPHONE ASSOCIATION, OTZ TELEPHONE COOPERATIVE, CONDOVA TELEPHONE COOPERATIVE, TELALASKA, INC.
Purpose: STUDY OF THE CHALLENGES OF PROVIDING TELECOMMUNICATIONS SERVICES IN RURAL AREAS
Date: Aug 7, 2004 (8 days)
Expense: $6,765.00
source

Destination: MIAMI, FL
Sponsor: Boston Scientific Corporation
Purpose: DISCUSSION AND OBSERVATION OF LESS-INVASIVE MEDICINE, ENDOSURGICAL AND CARDIOVASCULAR INTERVENTIONS
Date: Feb 24, 2005 (3 days)
Expense: $1,220.00
source

Destination: SAN JUAN, PUERTO RICO
Sponsor: Federation of American Hospitals
Purpose: TO INTRODUCE CONGRESSIONAL STAFF TO MEDICARE ISSUES AFFECTING HOSPITALS IN PUERTO RICO, WITH A PARTICULAR FACTS ON MEDICARE DISPROPORTIONATE SHARE PAYMENTS
Date: Mar 30, 2005 (4 days)
Expense: $2,388.80
source

Destination: NEW ORLEANS, LA
Sponsor: Democratic Leadership Council
Purpose: SPRING ISSUES RETREAT
Date: Apr 28, 2005 (3 days)
Expense: $1,726.11
source



* - Trips by all travelers named Kelly Bingel.


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.