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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*

Ari Strauss


Total cost of 16 trips: $21,917.98


Trips traveled under the office of Tim Holden

Destination: ST. PETERSBURG, FL
Sponsor: Purpa Reform Group
Purpose: EDUCATION ON PURPA REFORM
Date: Jan 17, 2000 (2 days)
Expense: $542.36
source

Destination: PENN STATE UNIVERSITY, STATE COLLEGE, PA
Sponsor: Eastern Meat Packers Association
Purpose: I WAS A SPEAKER AT THEIR CONVENTION
Date: Sep 25, 2000 (1 day)
Expense: $110.34
source

Destination: TAIWAN (W/ LAYOVER IN LA ON 2/3 & 2/4)
Sponsor: Chinese National Association of Industry and Commerce
Purpose: FACT FINDING AND EDUCATIONAL VISIT
Date: Jan 26, 2001 (9 days)
Expense: $3,950.00
source

Destination: EUGENE OREGON
Sponsor: American Forest Resource Council
Purpose: EDUCATION ON FORESTRY ISSUES
Date: May 30, 2001 (4 days)
Expense: $1,895.20
source

Destination: SANTA FE NEW MEXICO
Sponsor: National Rural Electric Cooperative Association
Purpose: FACT FINDING ON RURAL ELECTRIFICATION ISSUES
Date: Jun 30, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $1,400.00
source

Destination: UNITED KINGDOM
Sponsor: Nuclear Energy Institute
Purpose: FACT FINDING TRIP TO VISIT BRITISH NUCLEAR FACILITIES
Date: Aug 18, 2001 (9 days)
Expense: $2,899.46
source

Destination: NEW YORK CITY, PIER 88
Sponsor: Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines Inc
Purpose: CONGRESSIONAL OVERVIEW & OVERSIGHT OF CRUISE LINES
Date: Nov 10, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $287.00
source

Destination: MIAMI, FL
Sponsor: Aviation Safety Alliance
Purpose: SEMINAR ON AVIATION SAFETY & SECURITY POST 9/11
Date: Feb 15, 2002 (3 days)
Expense: $1,089.00
source

Destination: NEWARK AIRPORT TO NEW YORK CITY
Sponsor: Congressional Economic Leadership Institute
Purpose: CELI 5TH ANNUAL AVIATION ISSUES EDUCATION CONFERENCE
Date: Jul 5, 2002 (2 days)
Expense: $1,339.00
source

Destination: NEW YORK CITY - BOSTON, MA
Sponsor: AKRIDGE-LEUCADIA
Purpose: TOUR PROPOSED DEVELOPMENT OF AIR RIGHTS OVER TRACKS AT UNION STATION, WASHINGTON DC, VIEW SUCCESSFUL REHAB OF GRAND CENTRAL TERMINAL, NYC, REVIEW PLANS FOR NE PENN STATION, NYC, INSPECT SOUTH STATION, BOSTON AS A MODEL OF SUCCESSFUL INTERMODAL EXPANSION O
Date: Jun 1, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $1,593.60
source

Destination: CHICAGO, IL
Sponsor: Congressional Economic Leadership Institute
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN CELI'S SIXTH ANNUAL AVIATION ISSUES CONFERENCE
Date: Jul 11, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $1,180.00
source

Destination: ST. PETERSBURG, FL
Sponsor: Aviation Safety Alliance
Purpose: ATTEND THE AVIATION SAFETY ALIANCE CONFERENCE, "LEARNING FROM DISASTER: AN INSIDE LOOK AT AVIATION ACCIDENT INVESTIGATION AND ITS LINKS TO IMPROVE SAFETY."
Date: Feb 19, 2004 (3 days)
Expense: $1,272.00
source

Destination: MIAMI, FL
Sponsor: Airbus
Purpose: FACT FINDING VISIT TO AIRBUS NORTH AMERICA FLIGHT TRAINING CENTER-LEARNED ABOUT FLIGHT TRAINING CURRICULUM AND SECURITY MEASURES TAKEN TO PREVENT POTENTIAL TERRORISTS FROM RECEIVING FLIGHT TRAINING.
Date: Mar 14, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $1,161.29
source

Destination: NEW ORLEANS, LA
Sponsor: Ascension Health
Purpose: TO PROVIDE AN OPPORTUNITY TO SEE FIRSTHAND THE HEALTHCARE SAFETY NET FOR LOW-INCOME AND UNINSURE FAMILIES
Date: Feb 23, 2005 (3 days)
Expense: $1,160.24
source

Destination: LAS VEGAS, NV
Sponsor: ASSOCIATION OF EQUIPMENT MANUFACTURERS AND NATIONAL STONE, SAND & GRAVEL ASSOCIATION
Purpose: ATTEND THE CONEXPO-CON/AGG 2005 TRADE SHOW
Date: Mar 18, 2005 (2 days)
Expense: $1,300.01
source

Destination: CHICAGO, IL
Sponsor: National Marrow Donor Program
Purpose: PARTICIPATION IN THE NATIONAL MARROW DONOR PROGRAM'S CONGRESSIONAL STAFF CORD BLOOD BANK AND TRANSPLANT CENTER SITE VISIT
Date: Jul 7, 2005 (1 day)
Expense: $738.48
source



* - Trips by all travelers named Ari Strauss.


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.