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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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  • 11.17.14

    The Utility of a PhD

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    Radio: FDR’s ‘Natural Gift’

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    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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Trips by*

Andrew Vermilye


Total cost of 23 trips: $50,329.00


Trips traveled under the office of John Breaux

Destination: NEW ORLEANS, LA
Sponsor: University of New Orleans
Purpose: EDUCATION / FACT FINDING
Date: Feb 25, 2000 (2 days)
Expense: $590.00
source

Destination: NEW ORLEANS
Sponsor: CTIA-The Wireless Association
Purpose: ATTEND CONFERENCE
Date: Mar 27, 2000
Expense: $425.00
source

Destination: NEW ORLEANS, LA
Sponsor: National Cable and Telecommunications Association and affiliated cable organizations
Purpose: ACCOMPANIED SENATOR BREAUX WHO GAVE A SPEECH
Date: May 7, 2000 (3 days)
Expense: $1,477.00
source

Destination: WARRENTON, VA
Sponsor: Democratic Leadership Council
Purpose: ATTEND A CONFERENCE
Date: Jan 8, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $250.00
source

Destination: LOS ANGELES, CAL
Sponsor: News Corporation Ltd
Purpose: CONGRESSIONAL STAFF TRIP
Date: Feb 21, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $1,897.00
source

Destination: BRAZIL
Sponsor: Brazil-US Business Council
Purpose: MEET WITH BRAZILIAN GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS AND U.S. BUSINESSMAN RE TRADE NEGOTIATIONS
Date: May 27, 2001 (6 days)
Expense: $8,042.00
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Destination: MONTREAL, CANADA
Sponsor: Congressional Economic Leadership Institute
Purpose: ATTEND AVIATION CONFERENCE
Date: Jul 5, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $1,201.00
source

Destination: MONTANA & WASHINGTON
Sponsor: BNSF Railway Company
Purpose: STAFF TRIP
Date: Aug 7, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $2,225.00
source

Destination: ALASKA
Sponsor: Resource Development Council for Alaska Inc
Purpose: VISIT RESOURCE DEVELOPMENT FACILITIES
Date: Aug 25, 2001 (6 days)
Expense: $3,295.00
source

Destination: HAWAII
Sponsor: American Association of Airport Executives
Purpose: ATTEND CONFERENCE
Date: Jan 6, 2002 (5 days)
Expense: $2,839.00
source

Destination: AIRLIE CONFERENCE CENTER, VIRGINIA
Sponsor: Democratic Leadership Council
Purpose: ATTEND RETREAT
Date: Jan 14, 2002 (1 day)
Expense: $180.00
source

Destination: BRISTOL, CONN
Sponsor: Walt Disney Co
Purpose: VISIT FACILITIES & MEET EXECUTIVES
Date: Jan 25, 2002
Expense: $559.00
source

Destination: SAN DIEGO, CA
Sponsor: SBC Communications Inc
Purpose: ATTEND A CONFERENCE
Date: Apr 4, 2002 (3 days)
Expense: $1,769.00
source

Destination: NEW ORLEANS, LA
Sponsor: National Cable and Telecommunications Association and affiliated cable organizations
Purpose: ATTEND CONVENTION
Date: May 3, 2002 (2 days)
Expense: $2,478.00
source

Destination: CHARLESTON, S.C.
Sponsor: United States Telecom Association and state affiliates
Purpose: ATTEND CONFERENCE
Date: Jun 30, 2002 (2 days)
Expense: $1,410.00
source

Destination: IRELAND
Sponsor: Chamber of Commerce for the USA
Purpose: DISCUSS INTERNATIONAL TRADE ISSUES
Date: Aug 27, 2002 (6 days)
Expense: $4,642.00
source

Destination: NEW YORK, NY
Sponsor: National Cable and Telecommunications Association and affiliated cable organizations
Purpose: CONGRESSIONAL FACT-FINDING TRIP
Date: Dec 5, 2002 (2 days)
Expense: $2,294.00
source

Destination: AUSTRALIA
Sponsor: Government of Australia
Purpose: TRADE DELEGATION
Date: Jan 22, 2003 (13 days)
Expense: $4,500.00
source

Destination: TURNBERRY, FLA
Sponsor: Securities Industry Association
Purpose: ATTEND CONFERENCE
Date: Apr 12, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $3,125.00
source

Destination: CHICAGO, IL
Sponsor: National Cable and Telecommunications Association and affiliated cable organizations
Purpose: ATTEND CONVENTION
Date: Jun 7, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $2,582.00
source

Destination: PHILADELPHIA, PA
Sponsor: Comcast Corporation
Purpose: ATTEND SEMINAR
Date: Mar 12, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $572.00
source

Destination: JACKSONVILLE, FL
Sponsor: Democratic Leadership Council
Purpose: ATTEND A CONFERENCE
Date: Mar 25, 2004 (3 days)
Expense: $1,915.00
source

Destination: SAN FRANCISCO, CA
Sponsor: Information Technology Industry Council
Purpose: MEET WITH INDUSTRY OFFICIALS
Date: Aug 24, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $2,062.00
source



* - Trips by all travelers named Andrew Vermilye.


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

  • 11.24.14

    Academic Fraud and College Athletics

    Last month the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill released a report that showed evidence of nearly two decades of academic fraud perpetuated by the school’s Afro-American Studies Department. An investigation found certain professors and administrators had an unwritten policy of “propping up” student athletes. This week on the podcast, we look at academic fraud at colleges with high-stakes sports programs.
  • 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.