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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*

Kristen Sarri


Total cost of 13 trips: $7,006.03


Trips traveled under the office of Jack Reed

Destination: BOSTON, MA
Sponsor: Alfred P Sloan Foundation
Purpose: SENIOR CONGRESSIONAL STAFF SEMINAR ON "ENERGY: TECHNOLOGY AND POLICY CHANGES"
Date: Apr 3, 2002 (2 days)
Expense: $886.60
source

Destination: CHICAGO, IL
Sponsor: American Planning Association
Purpose: GIVE SPEECH AT NATIONAL CONFERENCE
Date: Apr 13, 2002 (1 day)
Expense: $229.00
source

Destination: FORT LAUDERDALE, FL
Sponsor: NATIONAL LOW INCOME ENERGY CONSORTIUM
Purpose: TO SPEAK AT LOW-INCOME ENERGY ASSISTANCE CONFERENCE
Date: Jun 24, 2002 (1 day)
Expense: $389.50
source

Destination: PITTSBURGH, PA
Sponsor: Carnegie Mellon University
Purpose: VISIT TO CARNEGIE-MELLON UNIVERSITY TO MEET WITH FACULTY ON ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT, UNFRASTRUCTURE AND MANUFACTURING ISSUES
Date: Jan 30, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $785.62
source

Destination: AUSTIN, TX
Sponsor: American Gas Association
Purpose: SPEAK AT LEGISLATIVE MEETING
Date: Apr 25, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $788.33
source

Destination: PROVIDENCE, RI
Sponsor: no sponsor listed on form
Purpose: VISIT ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT PROJECTS
Date: May 30, 2003
Expense: $170.50
source

Destination: SANTA FE, NEW MEXICO
Sponsor: American Gas Association
Purpose: SPEAKER AT CONFERENCE
Date: Apr 15, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $565.90
source

Destination: VALLEY FORGE, PA
Sponsor: PJM Interconnection LLC
Purpose: STAFF VISIT TO PJM TO LEARN ABOUT MID-ATLANTIC TRANSMISSION GRID
Date: May 24, 2004
Expense: $274.53
source

Destination: ST. LOUIS, MO
Sponsor: NATIONAL LOW INCOME ENERGY CONSORTIUM
Purpose: SPEAKER AT NATIONAL LOW INCOME ENERGY CONFERENCE
Date: Jun 7, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $405.90
source

Destination: PORT ISOBEL, MARYLAND
Sponsor: Chesapeake Bay Foundation
Purpose: STAFF TRIP TO LEARN ABOUT CHESAPEAKE BAY WATER QUALITY AND ECOSYSTEM
Date: Jun 28, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $250.00
source

Destination: EAST ST. LOUISE, MD
Sponsor: Peoples Energy Corporation
Purpose: SPEAKER AT PUBLIC DIALOGUE ON THE LOW-INCOME HOME ENERGY ASSISTANCE PROGRAM
Date: Dec 6, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $794.50
source

Destination: SAVANNAH, GA
Sponsor: American Gas Association
Purpose: SPEECH ON THE LOW-INCOME HOME ENERGY ASSISTANCE PROGRAM
Date: Mar 30, 2005 (1 day)
Expense: $571.38
source

Destination: QUEBEC CITY, CANADA
Sponsor: NORTHEAST MIDWEST INSTITUTE
Purpose: TO GIVE A SPEECH ON THE NATIONAL AQUATIC INVASIVE SPECIES ACT TO U.S. AND CANADIAN MAYORS FROM THE GREAT LAKES AND ST. LAWRENCE SEAWAY AREA, AT THE CONFERENCE OF THE INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF THE GREAT LAKES
Date: May 25, 2005 (2 days)
Expense: $894.27
source



* - Trips by all travelers named Kristen Sarri.


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.