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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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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*

Patrick Wilson


Total cost of 5 trips: $6,020.66


Trips traveled under the office of Donald Manzullo

Destination: WASHINGTON, DC-CAMBRIDGE, MD-ARLINGTON, VA
Sponsor: Telecommunications Industry Association
Purpose: TRAVELED TO ATTEND THE TIA'S SPRING POLICY SUMMIT, FOCUSED ON INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY PROTECTION, PENDING LITIGATION AND THE POTENTIAL FOR PATENT REFORM
Date: Apr 8, 2005 (2 days)
Expense: $604.00
source


Trips traveled under the office of Mike Pence

Destination: DEPART DCA MAY 5 IN ROUTE TO ORD RETURN MAY 7TH
Sponsor: Food Marketing Institute
Purpose: ATTEND THE ANNUAL GMA EXPO & FACILITY TOURS
Date: May 5, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $852.80
source

Destination: NY
Sponsor: New York Mercantile Exchange
Purpose: ENERGY SEMINAR
Date: Jun 22, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $396.00
source

Destination: IAD-LAX-TPE-HKG-TPE-LAX-IAD
Sponsor: Chinese National Association of Industry and Commerce
Purpose: FACT FINDING AND EDUCATION
Date: Aug 18, 2001 (7 days)
Expense: $2,875.00
source

Destination: IAD-BERLIN, GERMANY AND RETURN
Sponsor: American Enterprise Institute (AEI)
Purpose: ATTEND THE ASPEN INSTITUTE CONF. ON TERRORISM
Date: Sep 28, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $1,292.86
source



* - Trips by all travelers named Patrick Wilson.


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

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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.