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(Photos: Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library)

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American RadioWorks |
(Photos: Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library)

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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*

Levon Boyagian


Total cost of 12 trips: $18,603.59


Trips traveled under the office of Don Young

Destination: Savannah
Sponsor: American Forest & Paper Association
Purpose: Fact finding regarding TMDC's
Date: Apr 16, 2000 (2 days)
Expense: $927.70
source

Destination: D.C. TO SEATTLE AND BACK, BOEING FACILITY, CONFERENCE WITH ADMIN. GARVEY AND AIRLINE REPS, DISCUSSION ABOUT AVIATION
Sponsor: Congressional Economic Leadership Institute
Purpose: AVIATION EDUCATION ISSUES CONFERENCE
Date: Jul 6, 2000 (3 days)
Expense: $1,996.60
source

Destination: LIMERICK, IRELAND
Sponsor: American Association of Airport Executives
Purpose: U.S./EUROPEAN/CANADIAN AIRPORT SECURITY AND SAFETY WORKSHOP
Date: Jul 9, 2000 (4 days)
Expense: $1,600.00
source

Destination: SEATTLE
Sponsor: Boeing Co
Purpose:
Date: Nov 29, 2000 (2 days)
Expense: $1,928.29
source

Destination: WASHINGTON, DC-MAUI, HAWAII-SAN DIEGO, CA
Sponsor: American Association of Airport Executives
Purpose: AVIATION ISSUES CONFERENCE
Date: Jan 6, 2001 (6 days)
Expense: $2,703.00
source

Destination: SAN DIEGO, CA-WASHINGTON, DC
Sponsor: National Railroad Construction & Maintenance Association
Purpose: NATIONAL RAILROAD CONFERENCE
Date: Jan 13, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $2,355.00
source

Destination: MONTREAL VIA REGIONAL JET
Sponsor: Congressional Economic Leadership Institute
Purpose: AVIATION ISSUES CONFERENCE
Date: Jul 6, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $1,409.00
source

Destination: FLEW FROM WASHINGTON, DC TO KONA, HI TO ATTEND THE 2002 AVIATION ISSUES CONFERENCE, CONFERENCE COMMENCED AT 7:30 AM EACH MORNING OF THE CONFERENCE. OPEN REMARKS WERE FOLLOWED BY TWO PANELS EACH DAY. ISSUES COVERED RANGED FROM AVIATION SECURITY AND NEW TEC
Sponsor: AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF AIRPORT EXECUTIVES. AIRFARE PROVIDED BY DELTA AIRLINES.
Purpose: AVIATION ISSUES CONFERENCE
Date: Jan 5, 2002 (6 days)
Expense: $2,175.00
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Destination: FLEW TO DETROIT FOR A CONGRESSIONAL STAFF TOUR OF THE NEW NORTHWEST AIRLINES TERMINAL.
Sponsor: Northwest Airlines Corporation
Purpose: VISIT THE NEW NORTHWEST TERMINAL IN DETROIT, MI
Date: Jan 28, 2002
Expense: $521.00
source

Destination: WASHINGTON, DC TO MIAMI, FL
Sponsor: Aviation Safety Alliance
Purpose: AVIATION SECURITY-THE AVIATION SAFETY ALLIANCE LEGISLATIVE AND EXECUTIVE SEMINAR
Date: Feb 15, 2002 (3 days)
Expense: $1,119.00
source

Destination: WASHINGTON, DC TO LAS VEGAS, NEVADA
Sponsor: Congressional Economic Leadership Institute
Purpose: STAFF DELEGATION TO LEARN ABOUT THE GAMING INDUSTRY, TRANSPORTATION OFNUCLEAR WASTE TO YUCCA MOUNTAIN, AND SECURITY MEASURES AT MCCARRAN INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT
Date: Feb 20, 2002 (2 days)
Expense: $1,449.00
source

Destination: FORT WORTH, TX
Sponsor: PORT OF BROWNSVILLE AND FT. WORTH ALLIANCE AIRPORT
Purpose: PARTICIPATE IN DISCUSSIONS ON INFRASTRUCTURE IMPROVEMENTS PLANS FOR THE PORT OF BROWNSVILLE AND THE ALLIANCE AIRPORT
Date: Mar 28, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $420.00
source



* - Trips by all travelers named Levon Boyagian.


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

  • 11.24.14

    Academic Fraud and College Athletics

    Last month the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill released a report that showed evidence of nearly two decades of academic fraud perpetuated by the school’s Afro-American Studies Department. An investigation found certain professors and administrators had an unwritten policy of “propping up” student athletes. This week on the podcast, we look at academic fraud at colleges with high-stakes sports programs.
  • 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.