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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*

Missy Branson


Total cost of 11 trips: $19,072.70


Trips traveled under the office of Howard Coble

Destination: AMELIA ISLAND/JACKSONVILLE, FLORIDA
Sponsor: American Trucking Associations
Purpose: REGULATORY & LEGISLATIVE ISSUES AFFECTING THE TRUCKING INDUSTRY
Date: Feb 21, 2000 (3 days)
Expense: $828.00
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Destination: SAN FRANCISCO, CA RENO, NV; LAS VEGAS, NV
Sponsor: International Game Technology
Purpose: TO PROVIDE INSIGHT INTO GAMING AND MANUFACTURING-RELATED ISSUE
Date: Nov 9, 2000 (4 days)
Expense: $4,437.00
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Destination: MONTREAL, CANADA
Sponsor: Congressional Economic Leadership Institute
Purpose: AVIATION EDUCATION ISSUES CONFERENCE
Date: Jul 6, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $1,409.00
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Destination: NEW YORK, NY
Sponsor: INTERNATIONAL COUNCIL OF CRUISE LINES
Purpose: RECEIVE BRIEFING ON TRAVEL INDUSTRY ISSUES A TO PARTICIPATE IN NEWSHIP-NAMING CEREMONY
Date: Nov 12, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $287.00
source

Destination: DOHA, QATAR
Sponsor: State of Qatar
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL TRIP TO LEARN ABOUT QATAR'S GOVERNMENT AND CULTURE
Date: Jan 4, 2002 (6 days)
Expense: $6,740.00
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Destination: WILLIAMSBURG, VA
Sponsor: Mercatus Center at George Mason University
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL
Date: Jan 24, 2002 (2 days)
Expense: $372.00
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Destination: NEMACOLIN
Sponsor: ALCATEL, ACT, LEVEL 3 COMMUNICATIONS, MICROSOFT, NARM, PEGASUS, SPRINT, VERISIGN, VSDA, XO COMMUNICATIONS
Purpose: TECHPOLICY 2002 LEGISLATIVE CONFERENCE
Date: Feb 22, 2002 (2 days)
Expense: $657.46
source

Destination: YUCCA MOUNTAIN, NEVADA
Sponsor: Nuclear Energy Institute
Purpose: TOUR OF YUCCA MOUNTAIN
Date: May 29, 2002 (2 days)
Expense: $1,104.00
source

Destination: NEWARK, NEW JERSEY & NEW YORK, NY
Sponsor: Congressional Economic Leadership Institute
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL EXCHANGE ON THE AVIATION INDUSTRY
Date: Jul 5, 2002 (2 days)
Expense: $1,339.00
source

Destination: RICHMOND, VA
Sponsor: BellSouth Corporation
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL SEMINAR ON UNIVERSAL SERVICE
Date: Jul 18, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $649.24
source

Destination: GREENBRIER, WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W.V.
Sponsor: Korea-United States Exchange Council
Purpose: EXAMINE THE ROK-US ALLIANCE AND TENSIONS ON THE KOREAN PENINSULA
Date: Aug 1, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $1,250.00
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* - Trips by all travelers named Missy Branson.


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.