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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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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.

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Trips by*

Kelly Zerzan


Total cost of 15 trips: $26,229.53


Trips traveled under the office of Joe Barton

Destination: LOS ANGELES, CA
Sponsor: News Corporation Ltd
Purpose: SPEAK ON PANEL REGARDING CURRENCY
Date: Feb 5, 2004
Expense: $1,504.00
source

Destination: TOUR DAYTON INTERNATIONAL SPEEDWAY
Sponsor: International Speedway Corporation
Purpose: LEARN ABOUT SAFETY AND BROADCAST ISSUES AS THEY RELATE TO SPORTS
Date: Feb 6, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $822.64
source

Destination: NYC, NY
Sponsor: no sponsor listed on form
Purpose: ATTEND BRIEFING IN NY TO LEARN ABOUT ADVERTISING AND BROADCAST ISSUES.
Date: Mar 5, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $638.00
source

Destination: ATTEND CABLE INDUSTRY ISSUES CONFERENCE
Sponsor: Comcast Corporation
Purpose: LEARN ABOUT MUST-CARRY, DTV AND CABLE ISSUES, INCLUDING VOICE OVER IP TECHNOLOGIES
Date: Mar 12, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $914.62
source

Destination: SINGAPORE
Sponsor: Institute of Southeast Asian Studies
Purpose: LEARN ABOUT US-SINGAPORE TRADE AGREEMENT, EFFECTS TO COMBAT TERRORISIM
Date: Apr 4, 2004 (4 days)
Expense: $7,851.77
source


Trips traveled under the office of W.J. Tauzin

Destination:
Sponsor: UNIVERSAL AND WALT DISNEY WORLD
Purpose: FACT-FINDING REGARDING PARK SAFETY
Date: May 31, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $950.00
source

Destination: WASHINGTON DC TO DAYTON AND COLUMBUS, OHIO
Sponsor: Honda North America
Purpose: TO LEARN ABOUT AND VIEW THE ASSEMBLY OF HONDA MOTORS AND AUTOMOBILES
Date: Aug 14, 2001
Expense: $320.00
source

Destination: DETROIT, MICHIGAN
Sponsor: Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers Inc
Purpose: ATTEND AUTO SHOW AND TOUR FACILITIES TO LEARN ABOUT AUTO SAFETY AND FUEL EFFICIENCY
Date: Jan 6, 2002 (3 days)
Expense: $1,400.00
source

Destination: BURBANK, CA
Sponsor: Walt Disney Co
Purpose: FACT FINDING RELATED TO COPYRIGHT ISSUES, CREATION OF CONTENT AND PROTECTION OF CONTENT
Date: Mar 25, 2002 (2 days)
Expense: $1,772.77
source

Destination: ST. PETERSBURG, FLORIDA
Sponsor: Capital One Financial Corporation
Purpose: SPEAK ON PANEL RE TELEMARKETING; LEARN ABOUT FCRA AND OTHER PRIVACY ISSUES
Date: Mar 6, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $2,277.96
source

Destination: NEW YORK CITY, NY
Sponsor: Association of International Automobile Manufacturers
Purpose: ASSOC. OF INTERNATIONAL AUTO MANUFACTURERS ATTEND NY AUTO SHOW TO LEARN ABOUT FUEL EFFICIENCY AND NEW SAFETY INNOVATIONS
Date: Apr 15, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $722.00
source

Destination: RICHMOND, VA FOR NASCAR RACE
Sponsor: SWEDISH MATCH
Purpose: MEET SWEDISH MATCH TO DISCUSS FDA REGULATION/TOBACCO ISSUES
Date: Sep 6, 2003
Expense: $427.05
source

Destination: DETROIT, MI
Sponsor: Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers Inc
Purpose: VISIT GM, DC AND FORD TO LEARN ABOUT VEHICLE SAFETY
Date: Dec 4, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $1,099.16
source

Destination: MUMBAI, BANGALORE, DELHI, INDIA
Sponsor: Confederation of Indian Industry
Purpose: LEARN ABOUT FOREIGN COMMERCE, US OUTSOURING AND INTERNATIONAL TRADE
Date: Dec 8, 2003 (4 days)
Expense: $3,252.81
source

Destination: ATTEND DETROIT AUTO SHOW
Sponsor: Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers Inc
Purpose: TO LEARN ABOUT AUTO SAFETY AND FUEL ECONOMY OF NEW VEHICLES
Date: Jan 5, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $2,276.75
source



* - Trips by all travelers named Kelly Zerzan.


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

  • 11.24.14

    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.