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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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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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Trips by*

Brendon Weiss


Total cost of 12 trips: $18,336.34


Trips traveled under the office of Vito Fossella

Destination:
Sponsor: National Cable and Telecommunications Association and affiliated cable organizations
Purpose: FACT FINDING
Date: Mar 16, 2002 (3 days)
Expense: $2,457.39
source

Destination: LOS ANGELES
Sponsor: News Corporation Ltd
Purpose: FACT-FINDING
Date: May 29, 2002 (3 days)
Expense: $2,258.00
source

Destination: NEW YORK
Sponsor: New York Mercantile Exchange
Purpose: FACT-FINDING
Date: Nov 22, 2002
Expense: $394.50
source

Destination: FRENCH GUIANA
Sponsor: Arianespace
Purpose: FACT FINDING
Date: Feb 10, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $4,322.49
source

Destination: FLORIDA
Sponsor: Capital One Financial Corporation
Purpose: LEGISLATIVE CONFERENCE/FACT FINDING
Date: Mar 6, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $2,388.87
source

Destination: LEGISLATIVE MEETINGS AND BUSINESS SEMINARS
Sponsor: SBC Communications Inc
Purpose: CONG. STAFF SEMINAR
Date: Apr 22, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $1,684.90
source

Destination: VIRGINIA CROSSINGS RESORT, GLEN ALLEN, VIRGINIA
Sponsor: BellSouth Corporation
Purpose: LEGISLATIVE UPDATE
Date: Jul 18, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $575.64
source

Destination:
Sponsor: Instinet Corporation
Purpose: CONGRESSIONAL STAFF VISIT
Date: Oct 10, 2003
Expense: $252.80
source

Destination:
Sponsor: National Association of Securities Dealers
Purpose: LEGISLATIVE BRIEFING
Date: Dec 4, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $1,531.00
source

Destination: EVENING DINNER W/ EXECS; 3 PANEL DISCUSSIONS RE: PREDATORY LENDING
Sponsor: Bond Market Association
Purpose: LEGISLATIVE FACT FINDING
Date: Mar 21, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $814.00
source

Destination: JULY 18TH-EVENING DINNER W/ EXECS. JULY 19TH BREAKFAST ISSUES MEETING; TOUR OF NYSE FLOO MEETING W/ FLOOR BROKER AND SPECIAL NT
Sponsor: New York Stock Exchange
Purpose: LEGISLATIVE INFORMATION TRIP ON ISSUES BEFORE HFSC
Date: Jul 18, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $862.00
source

Destination: BROOMFIELD, CO
Sponsor: LEVEL (3) COMMUNICATIONS; VONAGE; INTRADO
Purpose: LEGISLATIVE CONFERENCE
Date: Jan 27, 2005 (3 days)
Expense: $794.75
source



* - Trips by all travelers named Brendon Weiss.


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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  • 11.24.14

    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.