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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*

Nicole Venable


Total cost of 14 trips: $47,879.72


Trips traveled under the office of Michael Collins

Destination: SINGAPORE
Sponsor: Singapore International Foundation
Purpose: MEETINGS WITH GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS ON SINGAPORE TRADE, ECONOMY US POLICY AND SOCIETY
Date: Aug 15, 1999 (7 days)
Expense: $6,184.16
source


Trips traveled under the office of William Jefferson

Destination: KUALA LUMPUR, MALAYSIA
Sponsor: Institute of Strategic and International Studies (ISIS) Malaysia
Purpose: STUDY US-MALAYSIAN ECONOMIC & POLITICAL RELATIONS, MEETINGS W/ GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS
Date: Jan 7, 2001 (8 days)
Expense: $6,866.85
source

Destination: BOTSWANA
Sponsor: Botswana Confederation of Commerce Industry & Manpower
Purpose: CODEL TO INVESTIGATE DIAMOND INDUSTRY AND MANPOWER. REQUIRE AGOA IMPLEMENTATION, AND ANTI-AIDS INITIATIVES IN BOTSWANA
Date: Apr 6, 2001 (7 days)
Expense: $9,560.68
source

Destination: THE REPUBLIC OF CUBA
Sponsor: Christopher Reynolds Foundation
Purpose:
Date: May 25, 2001 (7 days)
Expense: $1,923.32
source

Destination: NEW YORK CITY
Sponsor: Connell Co
Purpose: MEETING & SPEECH AT CONNELL HEADQUARTERS TO ACCOMPANY REP. JEFFERSON
Date: Jul 10, 2001
Expense: $240.00
source

Destination: SANTIAGO, CHILE
Sponsor: Chilean-American Chamber of Commerce
Purpose: MEETINGS REGARDING US-CHILE FTA NEGOTIATIONS
Date: Aug 11, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $1,282.00
source

Destination: WASHINGTON, DC - GUATEMALA CITY, GUATEMALA
Sponsor: CACJK-BUSINESS COORDINATING COMMITTEE AND GUATEMALA EMBASSY IN US
Purpose: HOLD MEETINGS REGARDING US-CAFTA AGREEMENT WITH GOVERNMENT, NGO AND PRIVATE SECTOR
Date: Oct 17, 2004 (5 days)
Expense: $1,400.00
source

Destination: WASHINGTON, D.C. - JACKSONVILLE, FLA
Sponsor: Mercatus Center at George Mason University
Purpose: DIALOGUE ABOUT PUBLIC POLICY ISSUES IMPORTANT TO THE CONGRESSIONAL BLACK CAUCUS
Date: Dec 12, 2004 (3 days)
Expense: $1,144.00
source

Destination: WASHINGTON, D.C.-DOMINICAN REPUBLIC
Sponsor: Chamber of Commerce for the USA
Purpose: TRADE CONFERENCE & CAFTA MEETINGS
Date: Feb 10, 2005 (3 days)
Expense: $1,037.05
source

Destination: BRAZILIA-RIO
Sponsor: Brazil Information Center
Purpose: MEETINGS W/ BRAZIL GOVERNMENT ON TRADE, FTAA; DIALOGUE W/ LEGISLATIVE COUNTERPARTS; MEETING W/ IADB
Date: Feb 21, 2005 (6 days)
Expense: $6,640.60
source

Destination: SEATTLE
Sponsor: Microsoft Corporation
Purpose: TO LEARN MORE ABOUT EMERGENCY TECHNOLOGIES AND RELEVANT POLICY IMPLICATIONS ON IP, EDUCATION AND ANTI-TRUST
Date: Mar 3, 2005 (3 days)
Expense: $1,566.95
source

Destination: BANGKOK-PHUKETH
Sponsor: US-Asean Business Council
Purpose: GOVERNMENT MEETINGS ON US-THAILAND FTA, FOREIGN POLICY AND TSUNAMI RELIEF EFFORTS
Date: Mar 26, 2005 (7 days)
Expense: $5,116.25
source

Destination: WASH, DC-PHILADELPHIA, PA
Sponsor: Biotechnology Industry Organization
Purpose: TO ATTEND BIO INT'L CONVENTION, DISCUSS WITH INDUSTRY REPRESENTATIVES BIO ISSUES & DEVELOPMENT OF BIOTECH INDUSTRY IN LOUISIANA
Date: Jun 20, 2005
Expense: $272.86
source

Destination: MAROCCO (RABAT, CASABLANCA, MANNAHECH)
Sponsor: Ribat Al Fath Association for Sustainable Development
Purpose: MEET W/ GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS TO DISCUSS US-MOROCCO FTA, WESTERN SAHARA, HUMAN RIGHTS ISSUES, AND ECON DEVELOPMENT IN MOROCCO
Date: Jul 2, 2005 (7 days)
Expense: $4,645.00
source



* - Trips by all travelers named Nicole Venable.


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.