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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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(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*

Michael Rawson


Total cost of 12 trips: $24,058.56


Trips traveled under the office of Conrad Burns

Destination: LAS VEGAS, NV
Sponsor: Consumer Electronics Association
Purpose: DETERMINE TRENDS IN HIGH-TECH SECTOR TO FOSTER ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT IN MONTANA
Date: Jan 7, 2002 (2 days)
Expense: $1,355.00
source

Destination: LAS VEGAS, NEVADA
Sponsor: National Association of Broadcasters
Purpose: PROTECT FUTURE OF FREE, OVER-THE-AIR TELEVISION FOR MT WHILE DELIVERING BENEFITS FROM DIGITAL TRANSACTION
Date: Apr 5, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $997.89
source

Destination: SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA
Sponsor: US-Asia Network
Purpose: OPEN UP AND EXPAND MARKETS IN KOREA FOR MT COMPANIES TO CREATE HIGH-TECH JOBS IN MT
Date: Apr 15, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $1,625.00
source

Destination: CHICAGO, IL
Sponsor: National Cable and Telecommunications Association and affiliated cable organizations
Purpose: NCTA'S NATIONAL SHOW
Date: Jun 7, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $1,460.92
source

Destination: KAZAKHSTAN
Sponsor: International Tax and Investment Center
Purpose: FACT FINDING TRIP TO LEARN MORE ABOUT KAZAKHSTAN'S ECONOMY AND TRADE
Date: Aug 28, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $11,120.00
source

Destination: CAMBRIDGE, MD
Sponsor: Telecommunications Industry Association
Purpose: TO EXPLORE WAYS TO BETTER BRING BROADBAND TO RURAL AREAS OF MONTANA
Date: Mar 26, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $548.00
source

Destination: LAS VEGAS, NV
Sponsor: National Association of Broadcasters
Purpose: TO EXAMINE THE MOST EFFICIENT TRANSITION TO DIGITAL TELEVISION TO PRESERVE NEWS AND COMMUNITY INFORMATION FOR MONTANANS
Date: Apr 17, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $1,380.66
source

Destination: NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA
Sponsor: EDS AND AFCEA
Purpose: PARTICIPATE IN NAVY MARINE CORPS INTRANET INDUSTRY SYMPOSIUM
Date: Jun 20, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $955.70
source

Destination: BILLINGS, MONTANA
Sponsor: Bresnan Communications
Purpose: TO DETERMINE THE BEST WAYS TO BUILD-OUT BROADBAND AND E-911 CAPABILITIES OVER CABLE INFRASTRUCTURE
Date: Aug 22, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $732.00
source

Destination: DEL MAR, CALIFORNIA
Sponsor: TECHNOCOM
Purpose: TO EXAMINE CUTTING-EDGE E-911 GEOLOCATION TECHNOLOGIES TO ENHANCE MONTANA'S EMERGENCY COMMUNICATIONS INFRASTRUCTURE
Date: Aug 24, 2004 (3 days)
Expense: $1,521.84
source

Destination: BRECKENRIDGE, CO
Sponsor: LEVEL (3) COMMUNICATIONS, INTRADO, VONAGE
Purpose: TO UNDERSTAND HOW E-911 TECHNOLOGIES APPLY TO VOICE-OVER-IP (VOIP) SERVICES, AND HOW THESE SERVICE APPLY TO RURAL MONTANA
Date: Jan 27, 2005 (3 days)
Expense: $794.75
source

Destination: NEW ORLEANS, LA
Sponsor: CTIA-The Wireless Association
Purpose: TO BETTER UNDERSTAND ISSUES RELATED IN WIRELESS COMMUNICATIONS IN RURAL MONTANA
Date: Mar 11, 2005 (3 days)
Expense: $1,566.80
source



* - Trips by all travelers named Michael Rawson.


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.