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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*

Bridget Walsh


Total cost of 10 trips: $12,599.67


Trips traveled under the office of Bill Nelson

Destination: SARASOTA, DESOTO, CHARLOTTE, HENDRY, GLADES COUNTIES, FLORIDA
Sponsor: American Farm Bureau Federation and affiliates
Purpose: AGRICULTURE EDUCATION
Date: Feb 16, 2002 (3 days)
Expense: $925.00
source

Destination: LAS VEGAS, NV-YUCCA MOUNTAIN
Sponsor: Nuclear Energy Institute
Purpose: FACT FINDING TRIP TO YUCCA MOUNTAIN
Date: May 29, 2002 (2 days)
Expense: $957.00
source

Destination: JACKSONVILLE, ORLANDO, KEYWEST, FL
Sponsor: FLORIDA MUNICIPAL ELECTRIC ASSOC AND FL MUNICIPAL POWER AGENCY
Purpose: TO LEARN ABOUT PUBLIC POWER IN GENERAL AND SPECIFICALLY FL'S COMMUNITY OWNED ELECTRIC UTILITIES
Date: Feb 18, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $2,187.71
source

Destination: WARRENTON, VA
Sponsor: Democratic Leadership Council
Purpose: DLC ISSUES RETREAT
Date: Mar 6, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $383.73
source

Destination: UNITED KINGDOM
Sponsor: Nuclear Energy Institute
Purpose: FACT-FINDING TRIP TO LEARN ABOUT THE NUCLEAR POWER INDUSTRY IN THE UNITED KINGDOM
Date: Aug 24, 2003 (4 days)
Expense: $2,450.00
source

Destination: MAURAC ISLAND, MI
Sponsor: Democratic Leadership Council
Purpose:
Date: Sep 12, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $1,255.52
source

Destination: TAMPA, FLORIDA
Sponsor: SOUTHWEST FLORIDA WATER MANAGEMENT DISTRICT
Purpose: FACT FINDING
Date: Mar 15, 2004 (3 days)
Expense: $785.00
source

Destination: DRESDEN GORLITZ, BERLIN, GERMANY
Sponsor: Checkpoint Charlie Foundation
Purpose: FACT-FINDING
Date: May 22, 2004 (8 days)
Expense: $2,300.00
source

Destination: TAMPA, FL
Sponsor: TECO Energy Inc
Purpose: TOUR POLK POWER STATION
Date: Mar 21, 2005 (1 day)
Expense: $538.71
source

Destination: FLORIDA-KEYS
Sponsor: Nature Conservancy
Purpose: FACT FINDING MISSION
Date: May 1, 2005 (2 days)
Expense: $817.00
source



* - Trips by all travelers named Bridget Walsh.


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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    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.