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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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(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*

Josh Brown


Total cost of 16 trips: $22,435.90


Trips traveled under the office of Darrell Issa

Destination: NASHVILLE, TENNESSEE
Sponsor: Recording Industry Association of America
Purpose: COPYWRIGHT EDUCATION
Date: Jun 15, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $620.00
source

Destination:
Sponsor: Consumer Electronics Association
Purpose: ATTEND CONSUMER ELECTRONICS SHOW
Date: Jan 5, 2002 (5 days)
Expense: $2,021.58
source

Destination: TAIWAN, ROC
Sponsor: Chinese International Economic Cooperation Association
Purpose: FACT FINDING & EDUCATIONAL VISIT
Date: Mar 30, 2002 (7 days)
Expense: $4,480.00
source

Destination: NASHVILLE, TN
Sponsor: Recording Industry Association of America
Purpose: FACT FINDING
Date: Jun 13, 2002 (3 days)
Expense: $1,271.00
source

Destination: LAS VEGAS, NEVADA
Sponsor: Consumer Electronics Association
Purpose: FACT FINDING TRIP
Date: Jan 8, 2003 (4 days)
Expense: $2,405.84
source

Destination: NEMACOLIN, PENNSYLVANIA
Sponsor: Dutko Group Inc
Purpose: TECH POLICY ANNUAL LEGISLATIVE SUMMIT
Date: Mar 7, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $727.10
source

Destination: WILLIAMSBURG, VIRGINIA - KINGS MILL
Sponsor: Telecommunications Industry Association
Purpose: FACT FIND MISSION
Date: Apr 11, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $539.00
source

Destination: SAN DIEGO - HOTDCHEL CORONADO
Sponsor: SBC Communications Inc
Purpose: FACT FINDING MISSION
Date: Apr 22, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $1,266.00
source

Destination: ANNAPOLIS, MARYLAND
Sponsor: Verizon Communications Inc
Purpose: FACT FINDING MISSION
Date: May 28, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $500.00
source

Destination: CHICAGO
Sponsor: Orbitz Inc
Purpose: FACT FINDING
Date: Aug 28, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $539.06
source

Destination: LAS
Sponsor: Consumer Electronics Association
Purpose: FACT FINDING MISSION AND ATTEND THE CONSUMER ELECTRONICS SHOW
Date: Jan 7, 2004 (4 days)
Expense: $2,160.94
source

Destination: FARMINGTON, PA
Sponsor: Dutko Group Inc
Purpose: TECH POLICY 2004
Date: Mar 5, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $792.15
source

Destination: PHILADELPHIA, PA
Sponsor: Comcast Corporation
Purpose: FACT FINDING MISSION
Date: Mar 12, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $933.39
source

Destination: CAMBRIDGE, MD
Sponsor: Telecommunications Industry Association
Purpose: POLICY CONFERENCE
Date: Mar 26, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $446.00
source

Destination: SAN DIEGO, CA
Sponsor: United States Telecom Association and state affiliates
Purpose: TECHNOLOGY CONFERENCE
Date: Apr 13, 2004 (3 days)
Expense: $1,714.00
source

Destination: LAS
Sponsor: Consumer Electronics Association
Purpose: ATTEND TRADE SHOW/POLICY CONFERENCE
Date: Jan 5, 2005 (4 days)
Expense: $2,019.84
source



* - Trips by all travelers named Josh Brown.


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.