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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*

John Young


Total cost of 6 trips: $8,322.60


Trips traveled under the office of Juanita Millender-Mcdonald

Destination: CHICAGO
Sponsor: Congressional Economic Leadership Institute
Purpose: TO LEARN ABOUT REGIONAL JET AVIATION ISSUES
Date: Jul 11, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $1,180.00
source

Destination: MIAMI, FLORIDA
Sponsor: Airbus
Purpose: TO TOUR THE AIRBUS TRAINING FACILITY AND LEARN MORE ABOUT AIRBUS AND THE MANUFACTURING OF THEIR PLANES
Date: Jun 6, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $1,439.01
source

Destination: WASHINGTON DC TO LOS ANGELES, CA TO MIAMI, FL
Sponsor: Los Angeles County MTA
Purpose: TO REVIEW AND TOUR PROPOSED TRANSPORTATION PROJECTS
Date: Jan 6, 2005 (2 days)
Expense: $541.82
source

Destination: LOS ANGELES, CA TO MIAMI, FL TO WASHINGTON, DC
Sponsor: National Railroad Construction & Maintenance Association
Purpose: TO GATHER INFORMATION ON PENDING REAL ISSUES AND TO BRIEF MEMBERS ON CONGRESSIONAL INITIATIVES DURING THE 109TH CONGRESS
Date: Jan 8, 2005 (1 day)
Expense: $608.10
source

Destination: WASHINGTON (NATIONAL/REAGAN) - TO SEATTLE TO WASHINGTON (DULLES)
Sponsor: PORT OF SEATTLE - COSPONSOR - ALASKA AIRLINES, THE BOEING COMPANY
Purpose: TO TOUR THE PORT OF SEATTLE, THE SEATTLE AIRPORT, THE BOEING PLANT AND TO SEE FIRST HAND SOME OF THE TECHNOLOGICAL ADVANCES AND EQUIPMENT BEING USED FOR AVIATION, PORT AND TRANSPORTATION SECURITY
Date: Aug 17, 2005 (2 days)
Expense: $594.67
source


Trips traveled under the office of Ted Stevens

Destination: TAIWAN
Sponsor: Chinese National Association of Industry and Commerce
Purpose: DISCUSSIONS WITH R.O.C. GOVERNMENT AND CONGRESSIONAL LEADERS
Date: Nov 25, 2000 (7 days)
Expense: $3,959.00
source



* - Trips by all travelers named John Young.


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.