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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*

Robert Stien


Total cost of 19 trips: $32,295.91


Trips traveled under the office of Lee Terry

Destination:
Sponsor: Microsoft Corporation
Purpose:
Date: Oct 24, 2001 (6 days)
Expense: $945.20
source

Destination:
Sponsor: Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines Inc
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL - TOURISM INDUSTRY
Date: Nov 8, 2001 (4 days)
Expense: $243.50
source

Destination: ORLANDO, FL
Sponsor: CTIA-The Wireless Association
Purpose: TO GAIN INSIGHT AND UNDERSTANDING OF THE NEWEST WIRELESS TECHNOLOGIES AND HOW
Date: Mar 17, 2002 (3 days)
Expense: $1,849.02
source

Destination: SAN DIEGO, CA
Sponsor: SBC Communications Inc
Purpose: TO UNDERSTAND CURRENT VIEWS AND SITUATIONS REGARDING BROADBAND
Date: Apr 4, 2002 (4 days)
Expense: $1,661.92
source

Destination: LOS ANGELES, LA
Sponsor: News Corporation Ltd
Purpose: TO ADDRESS THE DIGITAL TELEVISION TRANSITION & RELATED ISSUES
Date: May 29, 2002 (3 days)
Expense: $2,258.00
source

Destination: AMELIA ISLAND, FL
Sponsor: United States Telecom Association and state affiliates
Purpose: TO DISCUSS THE CURRENT STATE OF TELECOM
Date: Feb 21, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $1,449.50
source

Destination:
Sponsor: SBC Communications Inc
Purpose: TO UNDERSTAND THE MARKETPLACE POST TRIENNICAL REVIEW
Date: Apr 22, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $1,684.90
source

Destination: CHICAGO
Sponsor: National Cable and Telecommunications Association and affiliated cable organizations
Purpose: TO LEARN AND UNDERSTAND THE CURRENT TRENDS OF THE INDUSTRY IN AN EFFORT TO BE MORE INFORMED OF HOW CURRENT AND POTENTIAL LAWS AFFECT AND WILL AFFECT THE ROLL-OUT OF HDTV
Date: Jun 7, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $1,261.98
source

Destination: ANCHORAGE, AK
Sponsor: ALASKA TELEPHONE ASSOCIATION-MATANUSKA TELEPHONE ASSOC., TELALASKA INC., ARTIC SLOPE TELEPHONE ASSOC., OTZ TELEPHONE CO-OP, NUSHAGAK CO-OP, AND CORDOVA TELEPHONE CO-OP
Purpose: TO UNDERSTAND WHAT CAN BE DONE TRHROUGH TELECOMMUNICAITONS TO PROVIDE AN ECONOMIC FOUNDATION IN RURAL AMERICA, AND TO UNDERSTNAD THE NEEDS WITH REGARDS TO USF, OF SMALL RURAL TELEPHONE COMPANIES
Date: Aug 9, 2003 (8 days)
Expense: $5,515.31
source

Destination: LAS VEGAS, NV
Sponsor: United States Telecom Association and state affiliates
Purpose: TO EXPLORE THE DRAMITC CHANGES IN THE WAY AMERICANS COMMUNICATE TODAY BY FEATURING A FULL DISPLAY OF THE CAPABILITIES IN VOICE, DATA, AND VIDEO
Date: Oct 11, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $1,197.73
source

Destination: NEW YORK CITY, NY
Sponsor: National Cable and Telecommunications Association and affiliated cable organizations
Purpose: FOR A SERIES OF IN-DEPTH CONVERSATIONS WITH CABLE INDUSTRY EXECUTIVES TO ADDRESS CABLE OPERATIONS AND PROGRAMMING ISSUES
Date: Dec 11, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $1,587.98
source

Destination: LAS VEGAS
Sponsor: Consumer Electronics Association
Purpose: IN ORDER TO GET A HANDS ON EXPERIENCE WITH KEY TECHNOLOGIES EFFECTING OUR DISTRICT AND DAILY WORK
Date: Jan 8, 2004 (3 days)
Expense: $1,800.00
source

Destination: ORLANDO, FL
Sponsor: ORGANIZATION FOR THE PROMOTION AND ADVANCEMENT OF SMALL TELECOMMUNICATIONS COMPANIES
Purpose: SERVED ON A PANEL THAT DISCUSSED CURRENT LEGISLATION REGARDING THE ADVANCEMENT OF SMALL TELECOMMUNICATIONS COMPANIES
Date: Jan 18, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $654.50
source

Destination: SAN DIEGO, CA
Sponsor: United States Telecom Association and state affiliates
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL PROGRAM TO GAIN A BETTER UNDERSTANDING OF POLICY AND REGULATORY ISSUES CONFRONTING THE TELECOMMUNICATIONS INDUSTRY
Date: Apr 13, 2004 (3 days)
Expense: $1,724.00
source

Destination: NEW ORLEANS, LA
Sponsor: National Cable and Telecommunications Association and affiliated cable organizations
Purpose: NATIONAL CABLE CONVENTION
Date: May 1, 2004 (3 days)
Expense: $1,434.13
source

Destination: LAS VEGAS
Sponsor: Consumer Electronics Association
Purpose: TO LEARN AND DISCUSS ISSUES DEALING WITH THE HIGH-TECH INDUSTRY. ALSO, UNDERSTANDING HOW AMENDMENTS TO THE TELECOMM ACT WILL EFFECT THE DTV TRANSITION, USE AND SERVICES OFFERED BY IP
Date: Jan 6, 2005 (3 days)
Expense: $2,027.55
source

Destination: LONGBOAT KEY, FL
Sponsor: United States Telecom Association and state affiliates
Purpose: TO UNDERSTAND THE IMPORTANT POLICY AND REGULATORY ISSUES CONFRONTING THE TELECOMMUNICATIONS INDUSTRY
Date: Feb 22, 2005 (3 days)
Expense: $1,685.79
source

Destination: SAN DIEGO, CA
Sponsor: SBC Communications Inc
Purpose: DEVELOP A BETTER UNDERSTANDING OF THE IMPORTANT POLICY AND REGULATORY ISSUES FACING THE TELECOMMUNICATIONS INDUSTRY
Date: Mar 29, 2005 (3 days)
Expense: $1,194.40
source

Destination: SAN DIEGO, CA
Sponsor: National Cable and Telecommunications Association and affiliated cable organizations
Purpose: DEVELOP A BETTER UNDERSTANDING OF THE IMPORTANT POLICY AND REGULATORY ISSUES FACING THE CABLE AND TELECOMMUNICATIONS INDUSTRIES
Date: Apr 1, 2005 (3 days)
Expense: $2,120.50
source



* - Trips by all travelers named Robert Stien.


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.

Recent Posts

  • 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.