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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*

Kimberly Parker


Total cost of 8 trips: $17,069.90


Trips traveled under the office of Bobby Rush

Destination: SEA-TAC
Sponsor: Microsoft Corporation
Purpose: TO TOUR MICROSOFT CAMPUS FACILITY
Date: Aug 14, 1999 (3 days)
Expense: $1,723.56
source

Destination: SAN FRANCISCO AIRPORT-PALO ALTO-SO. SAN FRANCISCO-SANTA ROSA
Sponsor: California Healthcare Institute
Purpose: TOUR BIOTECHNICAL, PHARMACEUTICAL, MEDICAL DEVICE FIRMS AND ACADEMIC RESEARCH INSTITUTIONS
Date: Apr 15, 2000 (4 days)
Expense: $2,829.00
source

Destination: PARIS, FRANCE-AVIGNON, FRANCE
Sponsor: Nuclear Energy Institute
Purpose: TO TOUR FRENCH NUCLEAR TECHNOLOGY FACILITIES
Date: Dec 9, 2000 (7 days)
Expense: $4,922.90
source

Destination: WASHINGTON NATIONAL TO WEST PALM BEACH, FLORIDA
Sponsor: Florida Sugar Cane League
Purpose: INSPECT SUGARCANE HARVESTING, REFINING, PACKAGING AND SHIPPING
Date: Feb 20, 2002 (2 days)
Expense: $845.00
source

Destination: CHICAGO, ILLINOIS TO SAN DIEGO, CALIFORNIA TO WASHINGTON, D.C.
Sponsor: SBC Communications Inc
Purpose: CONGRESSIONAL STAFF SEMINAR AND TOUR OF SBC FACILITIES
Date: Apr 4, 2002 (5 days)
Expense: $2,178.45
source

Destination: BALTIMORE-WASHINGTON INTERNATIONAL TO SAN FRANCISCO, CA
Sponsor: Biotechnology Industry Organization
Purpose: TO TOUR PUBLIC AND PRIVATE BIOTECHNOLOGY COMPANIES IN THE SAN FRANCISCO AREA
Date: Nov 9, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $1,763.00
source

Destination: BALTIMORE WASHINGTON INTERNATIONAL TO SAN JUAN, PUERTO RICO
Sponsor: Biotechnology Industry Organization
Purpose: TO INSPECT PHARMACEUTICAL PROCESSING PLANTS
Date: Nov 8, 2004 (3 days)
Expense: $1,373.75
source

Destination: SEATTLE-TACOMA
Sponsor: Microsoft Corporation
Purpose: TO TOUR MICROSOFT FACILITIES AND TECH FEST
Date: Mar 3, 2005 (3 days)
Expense: $1,434.24
source



* - Trips by all travelers named Kimberly Parker.


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.