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(Photos: Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library)

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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*

Brandon Steinmann


Total cost of 7 trips: $10,126.81


Trips traveled under the office of Tom Feeney

Destination: TRIP TO JACKSONVILLE, ORLANDO, AND KEYWEST FLORIDA POWER FACILITIES
Sponsor: FLORIDA MUNICIPAL ELECTRIC ASSOCIATION AND FLORIDA MUNICIPAL POWER AGENCY
Purpose: TO LEARN ABOUT PUBLIC POWER IN GENERAL AND SPECIFICALLY ABOUT FLORIDA'S COMMUNITY-OWNED ELECTRIC UTILITIES
Date: Feb 18, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $2,885.27
source

Destination: PANEL PRESENTATIONS AND DISCUSSIONS THROUGHOUT FRIDAY P.M. AND SATURDAY
Sponsor: ALCATEL, ASSOCIATION FOR COMPETITIVE TECHNOLOGY, AT&T, AT&T WIRELESS, INFINCOM, LEVEL 3 COMMUNICATIONS, SPRINT, AND UNIVERSAL STUDIOS
Purpose: TO RECEIVE PRESENTATIONS ON VARIOUS ISSUES AFFECTING THE INTERACT AND THE WORLD OF TELECOMMUNICATIONS
Date: Mar 7, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $715.10
source

Destination: NEW YORK, NY
Sponsor: National Cable and Telecommunications Association and affiliated cable organizations
Purpose: TO GET A CLOSE-UP VIEW OF THE CABLE INDUSTRY; DISCUSS THE CURRENT CONGRESSIONAL LEGISLATION THAT EFFECTS THEIR INDUSTRY, DISCUSSION OF CURRENT FEDERAL REGULATIONS AND THE FUTURE AFFAIR ACCESS TO CONSUMERS IN THE CABLE VERSUS SATELLITE ARENA
Date: Apr 3, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $1,691.14
source

Destination: SAN JOSE-SAN FRANCISCO
Sponsor: APPLIED MATERIALS, AGILENT TECHNOLOGIES, HEWLETT-PACKARD, INTEL, SBC, AND SOLECTRON CORP
Purpose: THIS 3 DAY FORUM ALLOWED STAFF TO SEE FIRST-HAND THE INNER WORKINGS OF HIGH-TECH MANUFACTURING. A SERIES OF COMPANY VISITS AND OTHER ACTIVITIES HELPED ILLUSTRATE THE IMPACT OF THE HIGH-TECH COMMUNITY ON THE AMERICAN ECONOMY AND WORKFORCE AND SERVE AS A BA
Date: May 28, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $905.90
source


Trips traveled under the office of Ric Keller

Destination: REVIEW OF RIDE SAFETY AND ACCESSABILITY AT UNIVERSAL & WALT DISNEY WORLD ORLANDO, FLORIDA
Sponsor: International Association of Amusement Parks & Attractions
Purpose: REVIEW OF RIDE SAFETY AND ACCESSABILITY AT MAJOR AMUSEMENT PARKS
Date: May 31, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $1,118.48
source

Destination:
Sponsor: News Corporation Ltd
Purpose: INFORMATIONAL TRIP ANALYZING INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY/COPYRIGHT ISSUES
Date: May 29, 2002 (3 days)
Expense: $2,258.00
source


Trips traveled under the office of Anne Northup

Destination: LOUISVILLE, KENTUCKY / LEXINGTON, KENTUCKY
Sponsor: Council for Burley Tobacco and affiliates
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL/INDUSTRY RELATED
Date: Aug 7, 2000 (2 days)
Expense: $552.92
source



* - Trips by all travelers named Brandon Steinmann.


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.