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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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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*

Daniel Sepulveda


Total cost of 10 trips: $17,785.37


Trips traveled under the office of Barbara Boxer

Destination: SILICON VALLEY & SAN FRANCISCO
Sponsor: Congressional Economic Leadership Institute
Purpose: FACT FINDING
Date: Aug 14, 2001 (4 days)
Expense: $1,738.00
source

Destination: CHILE
Sponsor: Chilean-American Chamber of Commerce
Purpose: FACT FINDING TRIP ON TRADE
Date: May 26, 2002 (5 days)
Expense: $1,462.89
source

Destination: SILICON VALLEY
Sponsor: Information Technology Industry Council
Purpose: FACT FINDING
Date: Jun 30, 2002 (3 days)
Expense: $2,114.00
source

Destination: NEW YORK CITY
Sponsor: National Cable and Telecommunications Association and affiliated cable organizations
Purpose: FACT FINDING TRIP ON CABLE INDUSTRY
Date: Dec 5, 2002 (2 days)
Expense: $1,774.87
source

Destination: AMELIA ISLAND, FLORIDA
Sponsor: United States Telecom Association and state affiliates
Purpose: POLICY CONFERENCE ON TELECOMMUNICATIONS
Date: Feb 21, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $1,543.00
source

Destination: NEMACOLIN, PA
Sponsor: Dutko Group Inc
Purpose: PRESENTATION AT POLICY CONFERENCE ON TELECOMMUNICATIONS
Date: Mar 7, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $727.10
source

Destination: NEW YORK CITY
Sponsor: Information Technology Industry Council
Purpose: VIEW TECHNOLOGY FACILITIES & DISCUSS TECH POLICY ISSUES
Date: Aug 5, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $1,401.00
source

Destination: LAS VEGAS, NV
Sponsor: Consumer Electronics Association
Purpose: CONFERENCE ON TECH POLICY
Date: Jan 7, 2004 (4 days)
Expense: $2,537.44
source

Destination: CALIFORNIA (SILICON VALLEY)
Sponsor: EBAY & YAHOO!
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL
Date: Dec 2, 2004 (3 days)
Expense: $2,109.74
source


Trips traveled under the office of Barack Obama

Destination: SEATTLE, WASHINGTON
Sponsor: Microsoft Corporation
Purpose: DISCUSS TECHNOLOGY & PUBLIC POLICY
Date: Mar 23, 2005 (4 days)
Expense: $2,377.33
source



* - Trips by all travelers named Daniel Sepulveda.


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.