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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*

Deron Roberson


Total cost of 7 trips: $20,449.34


Trips traveled under the office of Julia Carson

Destination: TAIWAN, REPUBLIC OF CHINA
Sponsor: Chinese National Association of Industry and Commerce
Purpose: FACT FINDING AND EDUCATIONAL VISIT
Date: Jan 8, 2001 (5 days)
Expense: $5,920.00
source

Destination: BOTSWANA
Sponsor: Botswana Confederation of Commerce Industry & Manpower
Purpose: CONGRESSIONAL FACT-FINDING TRIP
Date: Apr 6, 2001 (7 days)
Expense: $8,709.51
source

Destination:
Sponsor: Congressional Black Caucus
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL-TRADE POLICY CONFERENCE
Date: Jun 8, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $692.36
source

Destination:
Sponsor: Congressional Black Caucus
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL-CBC HEALTH AND ENVIRONMENTAL JUSTICE BRAINTRUSTS
Date: Jun 7, 2002 (2 days)
Expense: $756.00
source

Destination: GREATER CHICAGO AREA, ILLINOIS
Sponsor: National Association of Manufacturers
Purpose: A SERIES OF COMPANY VISITS TO ILLUSTRATE THE IMPACT OF THE MANUFACTURING COMMUNITY
Date: Aug 6, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $1,196.75
source

Destination: DCA-MIA WASHINGTON, DC-MIAMI, FL
Sponsor: NASDAQ
Purpose: LEADERSHIP SUMMIT
Date: Apr 2, 2004 (3 days)
Expense: $1,724.20
source

Destination: MIAMI-ST. THOMAS-INDIANAPOLIS
Sponsor: Congressional Black Caucus
Purpose: MENTAL HEALTH ROUNDTABLE
Date: Apr 5, 2004 (3 days)
Expense: $1,450.52
source



* - Trips by all travelers named Deron Roberson.


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.