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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*

Brian Bonlender


Total cost of 9 trips: $11,237.25


Trips traveled under the office of Jay Inslee

Destination: WASHINGTON STATES
Sponsor: Washington Public Utility Districts Association
Purpose: FACT-FINDING
Date: Apr 15, 2000 (8 days)
Expense: $1,385.30
source

Destination: SEATTLE TRANSPORTATION/AVIATION TOUR
Sponsor: Congressional Economic Leadership Institute
Purpose: FACT FINDING
Date: Jul 2, 2000 (7 days)
Expense: $1,996.60
source

Destination: SEATTLE-EVESONT-PORTLAND FISH PROCESSING INSTITUTES
Sponsor: National Fisheries Institute
Purpose: FACT-FINDING
Date: Aug 18, 2000 (9 days)
Expense: $1,395.00
source

Destination: PORTLAND, OR, BONNEVILLE DAM
Sponsor: RTO West
Purpose: LEARN ABOUT RTO WEST
Date: Feb 21, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $494.25
source

Destination: JUNE 30TH-TRAVEL; JULY 1-3-TOUR ANWR; JULY 4TH TOUR PRUDHOE BAY
Sponsor: ALASKA WILDERNESS LEAGUE, SIERRA CLUB, THE WILDERNESS SOCIETY, DEFENDERS OF WILDLIFE
Purpose: FACT-FINDING
Date: Jun 30, 2001 (5 days)
Expense: $1,662.32
source

Destination: TOUR BIOTECH COMPANIES: IMMUNEX, DENDREON, TARGATED GENET.
Sponsor: BIOTECHNOLOGY CONGRESSIONAL STAFF TRIP-IMMUNEX CORP, DENDREON CORP, TARGATED GENETICS CORP.
Purpose: LEARN ABOUT FEDERAL ISSUES FACING THE BIOTECHNOLOGY INDUSTRY
Date: Aug 5, 2001 (6 days)
Expense: $1,779.87
source

Destination: YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK ANS SURROUNDING AREA
Sponsor: National Public Lands Grazing Campaign/American Lands Institute
Purpose: FACT FINDING
Date: Aug 26, 2003 (6 days)
Expense: $1,038.52
source

Destination: COSTA RICA
Sponsor: Organization for Tropical Studies
Purpose: FACT FINDING, ENVIRONMENTAL POLICY FOR TROPICAL FORESTS AND IMPACTS OF AMERICAN POLICIES EFFECTING TROPICAL COUNTRIES AND THEIR POLICIES EFFECTING THE UNITED STATES
Date: Mar 15, 2004 (6 days)
Expense: $1,047.00
source

Destination: JACKSONVILLE, FL
Sponsor: U.S. FISH & WILDLIFE SERVICE/DEFENDERS OF WILDLIFE
Purpose: SERVED ON PANEL DISCUSSION CONCERNING ENVIRONMENTAL ISSUES AND THEIR STATUS ON THE U.S. CONGRESS, PARTICULARLY ON REGARD TO CARNIVORE AND BEAR-RELATED LEGISLATION. ALSO, FACT FINDING
Date: Feb 28, 2005 (4 days)
Expense: $438.39
source



* - Trips by all travelers named Brian Bonlender.


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

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    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.