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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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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*

Brent Perry


Total cost of 6 trips: $21,293.36


Trips traveled under the office of George Allen

Destination: PEOPLE'S REPUBLIC OF CHINA
Sponsor: US-China Policy Foundation
Purpose: MEETINGS REGARDING CURRENT AND FUTURE U.S./CHINA RELATIONS
Date: Aug 10, 2002 (8 days)
Expense: $2,717.50
source

Destination: BRUSSELS, BELGIUM
Sponsor: Atlantic Council of the United States
Purpose: ATTEND A SERIES OF BRIEFINGS AND MEETINGS ON CURRENT TRANSATLANTIC SECURITY RELATIONS RE: NATO, IRAQ AND RUSSIA
Date: Feb 15, 2003 (7 days)
Expense: $1,468.00
source

Destination: ST. PETERSBURG, FL
Sponsor: Capital One Financial Corporation
Purpose: ATTEND LEGISLATIVE AGENDA CONFERENCE
Date: Mar 6, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $1,653.86
source

Destination: BERLIN, BRUSSELS AND PRAGUE
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: STUDY THE EUROPEAN UNION
Date: Dec 7, 2003 (5 days)
Expense: $2,246.45
source

Destination: TOULOUSE, FRANCE AND MANCHESTER, ENGLAND
Sponsor: European Institute
Purpose: FOCUS ON INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION AND TRADE, COMMERCIAL AIRCRAFT MANUFACTURING AND RELATED ISSUES
Date: Apr 12, 2004 (5 days)
Expense: $5,496.00
source

Destination: ROMANIA, TURKEY, AZERBANAN, ARMENIA AND GEORGIA
Sponsor: German Marshall Fund of the United States
Purpose: CONGRESSIONAL STUDY TOUR OF THE BLACK SEA
Date: Jan 7, 2005 (9 days)
Expense: $7,711.55
source



* - Trips by all travelers named Brent Perry.


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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  • 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.