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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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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*

Steve Patterson


Total cost of 16 trips: $14,099.38


Trips traveled under the office of Jim Bunning

Destination: MIAMI, FLORIDA
Sponsor: Health and Life Organization
Purpose: SPEAK ON FINANCIAL MODERNIZATION PANEL AT HALO'S LEGISLATIVE CONFERENCE
Date: Dec 2, 1999 (3 days)
Expense: $1,704.00
source

Destination: NEW YORK, NEW YORK
Sponsor: National Association of Securities Dealers
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL, TO STUDY NASDAQ AND AMEX FACILITIES
Date: Jan 10, 2000
Expense: $282.00
source

Destination: SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA
Sponsor: Providian Financial Corporation
Purpose: U.S.A. PROVIDING FINANCIAL CORP'S HANDYWORKERS AND LOGIN ABOUT THE FINANCIAL SERVICES INDUSTRY
Date: Apr 19, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $2,275.00
source

Destination: CENTRAL KENTUCKY
Sponsor: Council for Burley Tobacco and affiliates
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL TOUR TO STUDY KENTUCKY ASSOCIATION
Date: Aug 6, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $459.05
source

Destination: RICHMOND VIRGINIA
Sponsor: SWEDISH MATCH
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL VISIT SWEDISH MATEL USA FACILITIES
Date: Sep 7, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $338.52
source

Destination: HOUSTON TEXAS
Sponsor: El Paso Corporation
Purpose: TOUR EL PASO FACILITIES, STUDY OPERATION
Date: Jan 14, 2002 (1 day)
Expense: $2,151.00
source

Destination: NEW YORK, NEW YORK
Sponsor: NASDAQ
Purpose: TOUR NASDAQ FACILITIES STUDY OPERATIONS
Date: Jan 17, 2002 (1 day)
Expense: $865.11
source

Destination: BOSTON, MA
Sponsor: Fidelity Investments
Purpose: 2002 CONGRESSIONAL STAFF EDUCATION SERIES
Date: Jun 6, 2002 (2 days)
Expense: $1,252.00
source

Destination: KENTUCKY
Sponsor: Council for Burley Tobacco and affiliates
Purpose: TO LEARN ABOUT KENTUCKY AGRICULTURE
Date: Aug 5, 2002 (2 days)
Expense: $509.27
source

Destination: LOUISVILLE, KENTUCKY
Sponsor: Kentucky Bankers Association
Purpose: MEET WITH KENTUCKY BANKERS AND ATTEND SEMINARS/CONVENTION
Date: Sep 7, 2002 (2 days)
Expense: $261.66
source

Destination: COVINGTON, KENTUCKY
Sponsor: Fidelity Investments
Purpose: TO TOUR FIDELITY'S COVINGTON FACILITY
Date: Aug 13, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $297.58
source

Destination: CENTRAL KENTUCKY
Sponsor: Council for Burley Tobacco and affiliates
Purpose: TO LEARN ABOUT KENTUCKY'S AGRICULTURAL ECONOMY AND CULTURE
Date: Aug 2, 2004 (3 days)
Expense: $598.48
source

Destination: COVINGTON, KENTUCKY
Sponsor: Kentucky Bankers Association
Purpose: ATTEND KENTUCKY BANKERS ASSOCIATION CONVENTION
Date: Sep 12, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $153.38
source

Destination: NEW YORK, NEW YORK
Sponsor: NASDAQ
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL TRIP. TO LEARN ABOUT PROPOSED SEC REGULATIONS AND THEIR POSSIBLE EFFECTS ON THE FINANCIAL SERVICES INDUSTRY
Date: Dec 9, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $1,016.67
source

Destination: NEW YORK, NEW YORK
Sponsor: Instinet Corporation
Purpose: TO LEARN ABOUT INSTINET'S BUSINESS PLANS AND OTHER ISSUES AFFECTING THE FINANCIAL MARKETS
Date: Apr 15, 2005 (1 day)
Expense: $829.44
source

Destination: NEW YORK, NEW YORK
Sponsor: Securities Industry Association
Purpose: TO ATTEND THE SECURITIES INDUSTRY ASSOCIATION'S MARKET STRUCTURE CONFERENCE
Date: May 19, 2005 (1 day)
Expense: $1,106.22
source



* - Trips by all travelers named Steve Patterson.


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

  • 11.24.14

    Academic Fraud and College Athletics

    Last month the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill released a report that showed evidence of nearly two decades of academic fraud perpetuated by the school’s Afro-American Studies Department. An investigation found certain professors and administrators had an unwritten policy of “propping up” student athletes. This week on the podcast, we look at academic fraud at colleges with high-stakes sports programs.
  • 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.