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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*

Russ Sullivan


Total cost of 14 trips: $14,195.00


Trips traveled under the office of Max Baucus

Destination: CHARLOTTE, NORTH CAROLINA
Sponsor: INTERNATIONAL FISCAL ASSOCIATION
Purpose: GIVE SPEECH TO ORGANIZATION REGARDING CORPORATE AND INTERNATIONAL TAX LEGISLATION
Date: Jul 1, 2002 (1 day)
Expense: $815.50
source

Destination: WARRENTON, VIRGINIA (AIRLIE HOUSE)
Sponsor: Federal Bar Association
Purpose: MAKE PRESENTATION AT TAX CONFERENCE RE TAX LEGISLATION IN 108TH CONGRESS
Date: Nov 6, 2002 (1 day)
Expense: $330.00
source

Destination: SAN DIEGO, CA
Sponsor: University of California at San Diego
Purpose: SPEECH TO THE 6TH ANNUAL SAN DIEGO TAX AND ACCOUNTING INSTITUTE
Date: Nov 13, 2002 (2 days)
Expense: $835.62
source

Destination: CHICAGO, IL
Sponsor: American Technion Society
Purpose: GIVE SPEECH REGARDING ESTATE TAX
Date: Nov 20, 2002 (1 day)
Expense: $552.70
source

Destination: MIAMI, FLORIDA
Sponsor: Securities Industry Association
Purpose: SPEAK AT TAX LEGISLATIVE CONFERENCE
Date: Apr 12, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $2,310.22
source

Destination: BALTIMORE TO SAN DIEGO, CA
Sponsor: University of California at San Diego
Purpose: SPEAK AT THE CALIFORNIA SOCIETY OF CPAS CONFERENCE
Date: Nov 11, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $768.61
source

Destination: ASPEN, CO
Sponsor: Democratic Leadership Council
Purpose: ISSUES CONFERENCE ON COLORADO
Date: Jan 16, 2004 (3 days)
Expense: $2,547.00
source

Destination: WILLIAMSBURG, VA
Sponsor: NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF STATE TREASURERS
Purpose: CONFERENCE-NATIONAL ASSOC OF STATE TREASURERS AND COLLEGE SAVINGS PLAN NETWORK
Date: May 25, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $172.00
source

Destination: THE HOMESTEAD RESORT, HOT SPRINGS VA
Sponsor: Electronic Industries Alliance
Purpose: SPEAK ON PANEL 'TAX AND ECONOMIC POLICY'
Date: Aug 9, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $570.00
source

Destination: ORLANDO, FL
Sponsor: NATIONAL ASSOC. OF REALTORS/CLARK CONSULTING
Purpose: PRESENTATION OF TAX BILL
Date: Nov 5, 2004 (3 days)
Expense: $1,512.80
source

Destination: SAN DIEGO, CA
Sponsor: University of California at San Diego
Purpose: PRESENTATION OF TAX POLICY 2004
Date: Nov 8, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $880.00
source

Destination: SAN ANTONIO
Sponsor: Edison Electric Institute
Purpose: 2005 GOVERNMENTAL AFFAIRS CONFERENCE LEGISLATIVE ENERGY TAX UPDATE PRESENTATION
Date: Feb 26, 2005 (1 day)
Expense: $275.20
source

Destination: FT. LAUDERDALE, FL
Sponsor: Securities Industry Association
Purpose: SPEAK AT CONFERENCE ON TAX, SOCIAL SECURITY, AND RETIREMENT ISSUES
Date: Apr 1, 2005 (3 days)
Expense: $1,777.12
source


Trips traveled under the office of Daniel Patrick Moynihan

Destination: SAN DIEGO, CA
Sponsor: American Bar Association
Purpose: AMERICAN BAR ASSOCIATION TAX SECTION CONVENTION
Date: Jan 20, 2000 (3 days)
Expense: $848.23
source



* - Trips by all travelers named Russ Sullivan.


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.