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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 Taub


Total cost of 18 trips: $28,514.30


Trips traveled under the office of Dan Burton

Destination: NASHVILLE, TN
Sponsor: Alliance of Nonprofit Mailers
Purpose: SPEAK AT NATIONAL POSTAL FORUM ON HR22
Date: Mar 21, 2000 (1 day)
Expense: $778.00
source

Destination: CHICAGO, IL
Sponsor: National Association of Letter Carriers
Purpose: TO ADDRESS NATIONAL CONVENTION ON POSTAL ISSUES
Date: Aug 1, 2000 (1 day)
Expense: $781.47
source


Trips traveled under the office of John Mchugh

Destination: CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA
Sponsor: Mercatus Center at George Mason University
Purpose: CHIEFS OF STAFF EDUCATIONAL SESSIONS
Date: Jan 25, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $462.00
source

Destination: LAKE PLACID, NY
Sponsor: US Olympic Committee
Purpose: CONGRESSIONAL INSPECTION TRIP OF OLYMPIC SITE
Date: Feb 9, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $118.00
source

Destination: BRUSSELS, BELGIUM
Sponsor: INTERNATIONAL POST CORPORATION (IPC)
Purpose: PARTICIPATE IN INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE BY IPC ON POSTAL REFORM
Date: Jan 23, 2002 (3 days)
Expense: $3,054.90
source

Destination: ATLANTA, GA
Sponsor: Time Warner
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL, FACT-FINDING
Date: Apr 1, 2002 (1 day)
Expense: $799.00
source

Destination: NEW YORK, NY
Sponsor: Time Warner
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL TOUR AND DISCUSSION ABOUT THE MAGAZINE INDUSTRY
Date: May 27, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $673.87
source

Destination: NEW YORK, NY
Sponsor: Time Warner
Purpose: DISCUSS POSTAL REFORM WITH EXECUTIVES OF TIME, INC.
Date: Sep 5, 2003
Expense: $381.40
source

Destination: HOT SPRINGS, VA
Sponsor: Congressional Institute Inc
Purpose: BICAMERAL CHIEFS OF STAFF RETREAT
Date: Oct 24, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $726.00
source

Destination: TOULOUSE, FRANCE; CHESTER, UK; PARIS, FRANCE
Sponsor: European Institute
Purpose: TO STUDY ISSUES OF INTERNATIONAL TRADE AND COMPETITION, INCLUDING THE POSTAL AND DELIVERY SECTOR
Date: Nov 30, 2003 (8 days)
Expense: $6,180.00
source

Destination: ISRAEL & JORDAN
Sponsor: Aish Hatorah Jerusalem Fund
Purpose: TO ATTEND DEFENSE AEROSPACE HOMELAND SECURITY MISSION AND CONFERENCE
Date: Jan 10, 2004 (6 days)
Expense: $8,725.00
source

Destination: PHILADELPHIA, PA
Sponsor: Mercatus Center at George Mason University
Purpose: TO ATTEND BIPARTISAN/BICAMERAL CHIEF OF STAFF RETREAT
Date: Feb 20, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $922.00
source

Destination: NYC
Sponsor: Congressional Institute Inc
Purpose: BICAMERAL CHIEFS OF STAFF RETREAT
Date: Mar 11, 2004 (3 days)
Expense: $1,100.00
source

Destination: BELIZE
Sponsor: Wildlife Conservation Society
Purpose: TO EXAMINE INTERNATIONAL WILDLIFE CONSERVATION PROGRAMS
Date: Apr 12, 2004 (3 days)
Expense: $1,082.00
source

Destination: NEW YORK, NY
Sponsor: AMER. INTERNATIONAL GRP (AIG) & NY STOCK EXCHANGE (NYSE)
Purpose: FORUM RE: FINANCIAL SERVICES INDUSTRY & NY STATE ECONOMY
Date: Oct 26, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $832.90
source

Destination: LAKE PLACID, NY
Sponsor: US Olympic Committee
Purpose: INSPECT AND EVALUATE THE AREA'S FEDERALLY SUPPORTED TOURISM SITES
Date: Feb 11, 2005 (2 days)
Expense: $90.00
source

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

Destination: STAMFORD, CT
Sponsor: Pitney Bowes Inc
Purpose: DISCUSS POSTAL REFORM LEGISLATION WITH PITNEY BOWES'S SENIOR EXECUTIVES
Date: Jun 20, 2005 (1 day)
Expense: $801.76
source



* - Trips by all travelers named Robert Taub.


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.
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    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.