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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*

Jon Traub


Total cost of 8 trips: $13,803.90


Trips traveled under the office of Jim Mccrery

Destination: SUN VALLEY, IDAHO
Sponsor: Invest to Compete Alliance
Purpose: SEMINARS & MEETINGS ON TAX & HEALTH CARE ISSUES
Date: Feb 25, 2000 (3 days)
Expense: $1,552.00
source

Destination: NEW ORLEANS, LA
Sponsor: Entergy Corporation
Purpose: BRIEFINGS & VISITS RELATED TO NUCLEAR POWER & UTILITY DEREGULATION
Date: May 5, 2000 (2 days)
Expense: $928.96
source

Destination: SAN FRANCISCO, RENO, LAS VEGAS
Sponsor: International Game Technology
Purpose: TAX AND OTHER ISSUES AFFECTING THE GAMING INDUSTRY
Date: Nov 9, 2000 (4 days)
Expense: $4,437.00
source

Destination: PUERTO RICO
Sponsor: Federation of American Hospitals
Purpose: TO LEARN HOW THE ISLAND'S HOSPITALS ARE AFFECTED BY MEDICARE PAYMENT POLICIES
Date: May 30, 2001 (4 days)
Expense: $1,362.00
source

Destination: NEW ORLEANS
Sponsor: El Paso Corporation
Purpose: TO UNDERSTAND OFF-SHORE OIL DRILLING AND EXPLORATION THE ECONOMICS OF THESE VENTURES & THE ROLE OF THE TAX CODE
Date: Oct 19, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $1,825.66
source

Destination: DC - SUN VALLEY, IDAHO
Sponsor: Invest to Compete Alliance
Purpose: BROAD RANGING DISCUSSIONS ON PUBLIC POLICY ISSUES FACING THE CONGRESS
Date: Feb 21, 2002 (3 days)
Expense: $1,105.00
source

Destination:
Sponsor: Catholic Health Association and affiliates
Purpose: BIPARTISAN STAFF RETREAT TO DISCUSS HEALTH ISSUES IN CONGRESS
Date: Jan 9, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $214.00
source

Destination: DC-AVENTURA FLORIDA
Sponsor: Securities Industry Association
Purpose: LARGE AND SMALL GROUP DISCUSSIONS ON TAX AND OTHER ISSUES
Date: Apr 11, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $2,379.28
source



* - Trips by all travelers named Jon Traub.


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.