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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*

Sarah Walter


Total cost of 9 trips: $15,502.00


Trips traveled under the office of John Breaux

Destination: NEW ORLEANS
Sponsor: XAVIER UNIVERSITY & TULANE UNIVERSITY
Purpose: TOUR OF CENTER BIOENVIRONMENTAL RESEARCH AT TULANE/XAVIER UNIVERSITIES
Date: Apr 27, 2000 (3 days)
Expense: $1,270.00
source

Destination: WARRENTON, VA
Sponsor: Democratic Leadership Council
Purpose: STAFF RETREAT
Date: Jan 8, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $279.00
source

Destination: SAN DIEGO, CA
Sponsor: Cardinal Health Inc
Purpose: TOUR OF PYXIS FACILITIES - ROUNDTABLE WITH CARDINAL HEALTH PERSONNEL REGARDING THEIR MEDICAL SAFE
Date: Feb 16, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $3,087.00
source

Destination: SAN FRANCISCO, CA
Sponsor: American Academy of Ophthalmology
Purpose: SPEECH TO ACADEMY'S BOARD OF DIRECTORS-ANNUAL MEETING
Date: Feb 23, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $975.00
source

Destination: NAPLES; TAMPA
Sponsor: Pharmaceutical Research & Manufacturers of America (PHRMA)
Purpose: ACCOMPANY SEN. BREAUX TO STAFF HIM AT PHRMA ANNUAL CONVENTION - GAVE KEYNOTE SPEECH ON MARCH 31, 2001
Date: Mar 30, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $1,050.00
source

Destination: PALM BEACH, FL
Sponsor: Pharmaceutical Research & Manufacturers of America (PHRMA)
Purpose: ACCOMPANIED SENATOR TO SPEECH TO PHRMA ANNUAL CONVENTION: TOPIC WAS MEDICARE REFORM/PRESCRIPTION DRUGS
Date: Mar 22, 2002 (4 days)
Expense: $1,490.00
source

Destination: WASHINGTON, DC - THOUSAND OAKS, CA
Sponsor: Amgen Inc
Purpose: TOUR AMGEN FACILITIES
Date: Oct 20, 2002 (2 days)
Expense: $3,020.00
source

Destination: WASHINGTON-NAPLES, FL
Sponsor: no sponsor listed on form
Purpose: ACCOMPANIED SENATOR BREAUX TO PHRMA ANNUAL CONVENTION FOR SPEECH
Date: Mar 27, 2003 (4 days)
Expense: $2,334.00
source

Destination: PUERTO RICO / SAN JUAN
Sponsor: Federation of American Hospitals
Purpose: VISIT/TOUR PUERTO RICAN HOSPITALS & MEET WITH COMMONWEALTH OFFICIALS TO DISCUSS MEDICARE ISSUES AFFECTING PUERTO RICAN HOSPITALS
Date: Apr 12, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $1,997.00
source



* - Trips by all travelers named Sarah Walter.


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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    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.