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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*

Emily Pfeiffer


Total cost of 9 trips: $10,950.95


Trips traveled under the office of Michael Castle

Destination: DELMARVA FARM TOURS
Sponsor: MIDATLANTIC FARM CREDIT
Purpose: VISIT 3 FARMS
Date: Apr 22, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $257.00
source

Destination: TAIWAN, REPUBLIC OF CHINA
Sponsor: Chinese International Economic Cooperation Association
Purpose: FACT FINDING AND EDUCATIONAL VISIT
Date: Aug 10, 2003 (5 days)
Expense: $4,320.00
source

Destination: WASHINGTON D.C.-PITTSBURGH, PA
Sponsor: Federal Home Loan Bank of Pittsburgh
Purpose: FACT FINDING & EDUCATIONAL VISIT
Date: Sep 27, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $865.00
source

Destination: ATLANTA
Sponsor: Federal Home Loan Bank of Atlanta
Purpose: FACT FINDING & EDUCATIONAL VISIT
Date: Nov 1, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $960.00
source

Destination: DC NEW YORK CITY
Sponsor: New York Stock Exchange
Purpose: FACT FINDING
Date: Jan 13, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $910.00
source

Destination: DC NEW YORK CITY
Sponsor: Bond Market Association
Purpose: FACT FINDING & BRIEFINGS ON PREDATORY SENDING SEG & REG PROPOSALS
Date: Mar 21, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $814.00
source

Destination: DC NYC, NY
Sponsor: Bear Stearns & Co
Purpose: FACT FINDING TRIP TO DISCUSS SPECIALIST SYSTEM & SEC'S PROPOSALS ON MARKET STRUCTURE REGS
Date: Mar 26, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $603.00
source

Destination: DC TO SEATTLE, WA
Sponsor: Federal Home Loan Bank of Seattle
Purpose: FACT FINDING
Date: Aug 11, 2004 (3 days)
Expense: $1,572.95
source

Destination: DC TO PHILADELPHIA, PA
Sponsor: Options Clearing Corporation
Purpose: FACT FINDING MISSION
Date: Nov 8, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $649.00
source



* - Trips by all travelers named Emily Pfeiffer.


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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    The Utility of a PhD

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  • 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.