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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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(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*

John Riley


Total cost of 11 trips: $11,679.85


Trips traveled under the office of Larry Combest

Destination: WYE WOODS CONFERENCE CENTER, QUEENSTOWN, MARYLAND
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: DISCUSSION OF AGENDA AND OTHER ISSUES FOR SECOND SESSION RELATED TO STAFF RESPONSIBILITIES
Date: Jan 28, 2000 (1 day)
Expense: $285.00
source

Destination: WILLIAMSBURG, VA
Sponsor: NATIONAL DAIRY LEADERS CONFERENCE
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN A PANEL DISCUSSION REGARDING DAIRY PROVISIONS OF THE NEXT FARM BILL.
Date: Sep 10, 2000 (1 day)
Expense: $290.00
source

Destination: NAPLES, FL
Sponsor: American Association of Crop Insurers
Purpose: TO ADDRESS A MEETING OF THE AACI AND NATIONAL CROP INSURANCE SERVICES
Date: Feb 11, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $1,353.40
source

Destination: RALEIGH, NC; ST. LOUIS, MO; MEMPHIS, TN; GREENVILLE, MS; NEW ORLEANS, LA
Sponsor: National Cotton Council
Purpose: PARTICIPATION IN COTTON INDUSTRY EDUCATION AND ORIENTATION TOUR
Date: Apr 17, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $3,271.00
source

Destination: NEW YORK, NEW YORK
Sponsor: New York Mercantile Exchange
Purpose: PARTICIPATE IN CONGRESSIONAL ENERGY SEMINAR INCLUDING DISCUSSION OF ENERGY TRADING IN FUTURES MARKETS
Date: Jun 14, 2002
Expense: $408.00
source


Trips traveled under the office of Bob Goodlatte

Destination: NAPLES, FLORIDA
Sponsor: American Association of Crop Insurers
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN THE ALL INDUSTRY MEETING ANNUAL MEETING SPONSORED BY AACI
Date: Feb 2, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $1,020.00
source

Destination: BOCA RATON, FL
Sponsor: CHICAGO MERCANTILE EXCHANGE; CHICAGO BOARD OF TRADE; NEW YORK MERCANTILE EXCHANGE; OPTIONS CLEARING CORP.; AND FUTURES INDUSTRY ASSOCIATION
Purpose: PARTICIPATE IN INTERNATIONAL FUTURES INDUSTRY CONFERENCE
Date: Mar 12, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $1,260.00
source

Destination: CHICAGO, IL
Sponsor: CHICAGO MERCANTILE EXCHANGE AND CHICAGO BOARD OF TRADE
Purpose: TO TOUR EXCHANGES AND DISCUSS DERIVATIVES REGULATORY POLICY
Date: Jul 31, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $900.00
source

Destination: INDIAN WELLS, CA
Sponsor: American Association of Crop Insurers
Purpose: ATTEND AND ADDRESS THE 2004 CROP INSURANCE ALL-INDUSTRY ANNUAL MEETING
Date: Feb 15, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $898.00
source

Destination: BOCA RATON, FL
Sponsor: CHICAGO BD OF TRADE; CHI MERC. EXCHANGE; NY BOARD OF TRADE; NY MERCANTILE EXCHANGE; OPTIONS CLEARING CORP, FUTURES INDUSTRY ASSN
Purpose: ATTEND THE INTERNATION FUTURES INDUSTRY CONFERENCE
Date: Mar 18, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $1,016.00
source


Trips traveled under the office of Collin Peterson

Destination: SCOTTSDALE, AZ
Sponsor: American Association of Crop Insurers
Purpose: TO ADDRESS THE CROP INSURANCE INDUSTRY ANNUAL MEETING
Date: Feb 6, 2005 (2 days)
Expense: $978.45
source



* - Trips by all travelers named John Riley.


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.