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(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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(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*

Jane Terry


Total cost of 11 trips: $10,928.38


Trips traveled under the office of Max Cleland

Destination: ANAPOLIS, MD
Sponsor: Council on Competitiveness
Purpose: RETREAT ON TECHNOLOGY & GLOBALIZATION
Date: Jan 11, 2000
Expense: $43.65
source

Destination: ATLANTA, GA
Sponsor: BellSouth Corporation
Purpose: ACCOMPANY THE SENATOR ON A TOUR OF A BELLSOUTH FACILITY
Date: Jan 19, 2000 (1 day)
Expense: $373.10
source

Destination: SAN FRANCISCO, CA; SEATTLE, WA
Sponsor: Microsoft Corporation
Purpose: MICROSOFT WEST COAST CAMPUS VISIT
Date: Feb 16, 2000 (3 days)
Expense: $2,301.48
source

Destination: BREMEN AND BERLIN, GERMANY
Sponsor: Transrapid International USA
Purpose: TO RIDE THE MAGLEV TRAIN AND TO MEET WITH GERMAN OFFICIALS TO DISCUSS THIS TECHNOLOGY AND U.S. APPLICATIONS
Date: Aug 29, 2000 (5 days)
Expense: $2,345.88
source

Destination: AIRLIE, VA
Sponsor: Democratic Leadership Council
Purpose: TO ATTEND A CONFERENCE ON UPCOMING LEGISLATION
Date: Jan 8, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $262.50
source

Destination: BALTIMORE, MD
Sponsor: Council on Competitiveness
Purpose: DISCUSS HIGH TECH TOPICS TO BE ADDRESSED BY THE 107TH CONGRESS
Date: Feb 21, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $353.58
source

Destination: LAS VEGAS, NV
Sponsor: CTIA-The Wireless Association
Purpose: TO ATTEND AND PARTICIPATE IN CTIA'S ANNUAL TRADE FAIR AND CONVENTION
Date: Mar 18, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $1,047.50
source

Destination: ATLANTA, GA-GA TECH FACILITIES AND CAMPUS
Sponsor: Georgia Tech
Purpose: TO SEE DEMONSTRATIONS OF R&D AT TECH
Date: Nov 1, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $495.00
source

Destination: KONA, HAWAII
Sponsor: American Association of Airport Executives
Purpose: DISCUSS AVIATION ISSUES ESPECIALLY IN THE WAKE OF 9/11
Date: Jan 5, 2002 (6 days)
Expense: $3,007.69
source

Destination: ATLANTA, GA
Sponsor: Time Warner
Purpose: TOUR TURNER AND CNN OFFICES AND FACILITIES
Date: Apr 2, 2002
Expense: $168.00
source


Trips traveled under the office of Denise Majette

Destination: DISCUSSION SESSIONS ABOUT ECONOMIC POLICY & ECON. DEVELOPMENT
Sponsor: Mercatus Center at George Mason University
Purpose: DISCUSS ECON. POLICY
Date: Feb 21, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $530.00
source



* - Trips by all travelers named Jane Terry.


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.