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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*

Matthew Strawn


Total cost of 9 trips: $13,095.63


Trips traveled under the office of Michael Rogers

Destination: HOUSTON, TEXAS -- MET WITH EMPLOYEES AND MANAGEMENT
Sponsor: El Paso Corporation
Purpose: EDUCATION ON ENERGY/COMMODITY TRADING PRACTICES
Date: Jan 14, 2002 (1 day)
Expense: $1,998.42
source

Destination: MEETINGS AT CHICAGO BO OF TRADE, CBOE, CHICAGO MERC, CHICAGO STOCK EXCHANGE
Sponsor: CHICAGO BOARD OF TRADE, CHICAGO MERCANTILE, CHICAGO BOARD OPTIONS EXCHANGE AND CHICAGO STOCK EXCHANGE
Purpose: EDUCATION ON COMMODITIES/FUTURES/OPTIONS MARKETS
Date: Feb 28, 2002 (1 day)
Expense: $1,252.33
source

Destination: MEETINGS AT NEW YORK STOCK EXCHANGE ON 3-22-02
Sponsor: New York Stock Exchange
Purpose: EDUCATION ABOUT STOCK EXCHANGE PRACTICES; REGULATORY COMPLIANCE; AND MARKET DATA ISSUES
Date: Mar 21, 2002 (1 day)
Expense: $888.27
source

Destination: BUSINESS & ECONOMIC SUMMITT; ROUNDTABLE ON FINANCIAL SERVICES ISSUES IN 108TH CONGRESS
Sponsor: Fannie Mae
Purpose: EDUCATION ON FINANCIAL SERVICES & GENERAL BUSINESS ISSUES FOCUS, 108TH CONG.
Date: Feb 20, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $2,365.06
source

Destination: HOT SPRINGS, VIRGINIA
Sponsor: Congressional Institute Inc
Purpose: CHIEF OF STAFF RETREAT, WHICH INCLUDED EDUCATIONAL PANELS ON OFFICE MANAGEMENT AND LEGISLATIVE ISSUES UPDATES
Date: Oct 23, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $1,454.00
source

Destination: BERLIN-HEIDELBERG-STUGGART, GERMANY
Sponsor: United States Association of Former Members of Congress
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL EXCHANGE ON ISSUES OF INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS, WAR ON TERRORISM, GLOBAL ECONOMICS AND DOMESTIC POLICIES IN EU
Date: Apr 2, 2004 (6 days)
Expense: $2,855.99
source

Destination: PHILADELPHIA
Sponsor: Mercatus Center at George Mason University
Purpose: BIPARTISAN CHIEF OF STAFF RETREAT
Date: Feb 4, 2005 (2 days)
Expense: $563.00
source

Destination: WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, WV
Sponsor: Congressional Institute Inc
Purpose: BICAMERAL CHIEFS OF STAFF RETREAT
Date: Mar 3, 2005 (2 days)
Expense: $1,006.00
source

Destination: NEW YORK, NY
Sponsor: Vivendi Universal
Purpose: STAFFED CONG. ROGERS DURING HIS SPEAKING ENGAGEMENT WITH EMPLOYEES OF UMG
Date: Apr 14, 2005 (1 day)
Expense: $712.56
source



* - Trips by all travelers named Matthew Strawn.


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.