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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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Trips by*

Elizabeth Stack


Total cost of 11 trips: $18,828.96


Trips traveled under the office of Joe Barton

Destination: UNITED KINGDOM
Sponsor: Nuclear Energy Institute
Purpose: TOUR OF UK NUCLEAR ENERGY FACILITIES
Date: Aug 15, 2004 (8 days)
Expense: $4,152.42
source


Trips traveled under the office of Ralph Hall

Destination: DAILY MEETINGS
Sponsor: ALCATEL, ACT, AT&T, AT&T WIRELESS, INFENEON, LEVEL(3) COMMUNICATIONS, MICROSOFT, TELECORDIA.
Purpose: LEGISLATIVE CONFERENCE ON THE INTERNET
Date: Mar 7, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $727.10
source

Destination: LAS VEGAS, NV
Sponsor: United States Telecom Association and state affiliates
Purpose: LEARN ABOUT POLICY AND REGULATORY ISSUES CONFRONTING THE TELECOMMUNICATIONS INDUSTRY FROM VARIOUS PERSPECTIVES.
Date: Oct 11, 2003 (9 days)
Expense: $1,373.98
source

Destination: ATLANTA, GA
Sponsor: CTIA-The Wireless Association
Purpose: WIRELESS INDUSTRY EDUCATION/CONVENTION
Date: Mar 21, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $823.20
source

Destination: DALLAS, TX
Sponsor: TXU Corporation
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL TRIP TO LEARN ABOUT TXU'S COAL AND NUCLEAR POWER PLANTS IN TEXAS AND THE ISSUES THAT AFFECT THEM
Date: Apr 4, 2004 (3 days)
Expense: $1,206.99
source

Destination: SAN DIEGO, CA
Sponsor: United States Telecom Association and state affiliates
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL TRIP TO LEARN ABOUT THE POLICY AND REGULATORY ISSUES CONFRONTING THE TELECOMMUNICATIONS INDUSTRY
Date: Apr 13, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $1,417.40
source

Destination: LONDON
Sponsor: National Grid USA
Purpose: LEARN ABOUT THE UK'S ELECTRICITY TRANSMISSION SYSTEM
Date: Nov 9, 2004 (4 days)
Expense: $3,537.41
source

Destination: NY
Sponsor: National Cable and Telecommunications Association and affiliated cable organizations
Purpose: VISIT CABLE INDUSTRY FACILITIES AND MEET WITH CABLE INDUSTRY EXECUTIVES
Date: Dec 9, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $1,478.29
source

Destination: PALM SPRINGS, CA
Sponsor: MidAmerican Energy Co
Purpose: DISCUSS ENERGY POLICY AND VISIT GEOTHERMAL FACILITIES
Date: Feb 22, 2005 (2 days)
Expense: $1,325.17
source

Destination: NEW ORLEANS, LA
Sponsor: CTIA-The Wireless Association
Purpose: LEARN ABOUT ISSUES AFFECTING THE WIRELESS INDUSTRY AND GET FIRST-HAND LOOK AT NEW WIRELESS TECHNOLOGY
Date: Mar 12, 2005 (2 days)
Expense: $1,102.00
source

Destination: LOS ANGELES, CA
Sponsor: News Corporation Ltd
Purpose: MEET WITH NEW CORP EXECUTIVES FROM VARIOUS BUSINESS DIVISIONS IN THE COMPANY TO LEARN HOW LEGISLATIVE ISSUES RELATING TO BROADCAST, CABLE AND SATELLITE TELEVISION AFFECT
Date: May 31, 2005 (3 days)
Expense: $1,685.00
source



* - Trips by all travelers named Elizabeth Stack.


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.