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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*

Margaret Stewart


Total cost of 5 trips: $14,065.74


Trips traveled under the office of Pete Domenici

Destination: ALASKA
Sponsor: NATIONAL MINING ASSOCIATION & THE GOLD INSTITUTE
Purpose: FACT FINDING TOUR OF MINING SITES LOCATED IN ALASKA
Date: Jul 2, 2000 (6 days)
Expense: $3,203.85
source

Destination: ALASKA
Sponsor: Resource Development Council for Alaska Inc
Purpose: TO LEARN FIRST HAND ABOUT THE ENERGY AND NATURAL RESOURCES IN ALASKA
Date: Aug 25, 2001 (6 days)
Expense: $3,267.00
source

Destination: HAYFORK, CALIFORNIA
Sponsor: Owens Corning
Purpose: TO EXAMINE RESTORATION IN FIRE ADAPTED ECOSYSTEMS, LEARN ABOUT STEWARDSHIP CONTRACTING AND LOOK AT FOREST RESTORATION PROJECTS
Date: Aug 15, 2002 (3 days)
Expense: $1,110.72
source

Destination: PRAY, MONTANA
Sponsor: NATIONAL NETWORK OF FOREST PRACTITIONERS
Purpose: ATTEND CONFERENCE ON "THE MANY FACES OF COMMUNITY FORESTRY" AND SPEAK DURING THE POLICY UPDATE SECTION ON THURSDAY
Date: Nov 5, 2002 (3 days)
Expense: $1,139.17
source


Trips traveled under the office of Don Nickles

Destination: TAIWAN
Sponsor: Chinese International Economic Cooperation Association
Purpose: TO LEARN ABOUT THE CULTURE, AGRICULTURE, TRADE, FOREIGN POLICY AND NATURAL RESOURCES OF TAIWAN
Date: Dec 2, 2003 (7 days)
Expense: $5,345.00
source



* - Trips by all travelers named Margaret Stewart.


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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    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.