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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*

Anthony Zaffirini


Total cost of 16 trips: $21,753.14


Trips traveled under the office of Charles Gonzalez

Destination: DALLAS
Sponsor: TXU Corporation
Purpose:
Date: Jan 11, 2000 (3 days)
Expense: $2,537.31
source

Destination: YUCCA MOUNTAIN NEVADA
Sponsor: Nuclear Energy Institute
Purpose: VISIT YUCCA MOUNTAIN PROJECT
Date: May 30, 2000 (2 days)
Expense: $752.50
source

Destination: NEW YORK CITY
Sponsor: American Bankers Association
Purpose: INFORMATIONAL - PREDATORY LENDING SEMINAR
Date: May 3, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $682.00
source

Destination: NEW YORK CITY
Sponsor: Securities Industry Association
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL TRIP TO WALL STREET
Date: May 30, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $1,001.00
source

Destination: SEATTLE
Sponsor: BOEING / MICROSOFT / WASHINGTON MUTUAL
Purpose:
Date: Aug 26, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $1,978.83
source

Destination: TOUR AT CITIGROUP CREDIT CARD FACILITIES
Sponsor: Citigroup
Purpose: INFORMATIONAL - CREDIT PRACTICE
Date: Jan 23, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $1,394.50
source

Destination: PHILADELPHIA
Sponsor: TransUnion Corporation
Purpose: FAIR CREDIT DEPORT EDUCATION
Date: Feb 27, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $618.37
source

Destination: TEL AVIV
Sponsor: American Jewish Committee
Purpose: INFORMATIONAL TRIP ON ISRAEL
Date: Jun 28, 2003 (8 days)
Expense: $3,570.29
source

Destination: WASHINGTON DC - NEW YORK
Sponsor: Instinet Corporation
Purpose: BRIEFING ON STOCK MARKET POLICY
Date: Oct 10, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $711.42
source

Destination: PORTLAND MAINE
Sponsor: National Cable and Telecommunications Association and affiliated cable organizations
Purpose: FACT FINDING - CABLE INDUSTRY INVESTMENT IN BROADBAND
Date: Nov 30, 2003
Expense: $737.40
source

Destination: NASHVILLE
Sponsor: Recording Industry Association of America
Purpose: MEETINGS/EDUCATION ON COPYRIGHT INFRIGEMENT
Date: Jun 10, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $850.58
source

Destination: TAMPA-SAN ANTONIO-WASHINGTON DC
Sponsor: Edison Electric Institute
Purpose: GOVT. AFFAIRS CONFERENCE
Date: Feb 22, 2005 (2 days)
Expense: $1,480.85
source

Destination: SAN DIEGO
Sponsor: SBC Communications Inc
Purpose: TELECOM POLICY BRIEFING
Date: Mar 29, 2005 (3 days)
Expense: $1,917.89
source

Destination: CAMBRIDGE MD
Sponsor: Telecommunications Industry Association
Purpose: ANNUAL POLICY SUMMIT ON TELECOM POLICY
Date: Apr 8, 2005 (2 days)
Expense: $592.00
source

Destination: SAN DIEGO
Sponsor: United States Telecom Association and state affiliates
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL-TELECOM POLICY
Date: Apr 13, 2005 (3 days)
Expense: $1,724.00
source

Destination: DALLAS
Sponsor: National Association of Manufacturers
Purpose: VISIT MANUFACTURERS IN DALLAS AREA
Date: Jul 1, 2005 (8 days)
Expense: $1,204.20
source



* - Trips by all travelers named Anthony Zaffirini.


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.

Recent Posts

  • 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.