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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*

Alison Buist


Total cost of 11 trips: $18,579.72


Trips traveled under the office of Gordon Smith

Destination: BALTIMORE, MD
Sponsor: Alliance for Health Reform
Purpose: SENIOR CONGRESSIONAL STAFF HEALTH CARE CONFERENCE
Date: Jan 13, 2000
Expense: $100.00
source

Destination: SOUTH AFRICA, MALAWI
Sponsor: Population Action International
Purpose: FACT FINDING MISSION TO OBSERVE HOW INTERNATIONAL FAMILY PLANNING BE, LETS OPERATE AND EXTENT AT HIV/TB DEVASTATION IN SOUTHERN AFRICA
Date: Apr 14, 2000 (11 days)
Expense: $12,432.00
source

Destination: PORTLAND, OR
Sponsor: National Health Policy Forum
Purpose: INVESTIGATE OREGON'S SYSTEM OF LONG TERM CARE, MEET WITH HEALTH POLICY MAKERS (NATIONAL & LOCAL) AND VISIT DIFFERENT TYPES OF LONG TERM CARE FACILITIES
Date: Oct 31, 2000
Expense: $1,660.00
source

Destination: BALTIMORE, MD
Sponsor: Catholic Health Association and affiliates
Purpose: ANNUAL RETREAT FOR SENIOR CONGRESSIONAL HEALTH START TO DISCUSS HEALTH LEGISLATION FOR 107TH CONGRESS
Date: Jan 11, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $172.55
source

Destination: COLORADO
Sponsor: National Health Policy Forum
Purpose: SITE VISIT TO EXAMINE THE RURAL HEALTH SYSTEM & IN DENVER & RURAL COLORADO
Date: Aug 13, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $1,079.67
source

Destination: BALTIMORE, MD
Sponsor: ALLIANCE FOR HEALTH REFORM/CATHOLIC HEALTH ASSN
Purpose: ATTEND SENIOR CONGRESSIONAL HEALTH POLICY STAFF RETREAT
Date: Jan 10, 2002 (1 day)
Expense: $191.00
source

Destination: PHOENIX, AZ
Sponsor: National Health Policy Forum
Purpose: SITE VISIT-HOW PAYMENT STREAMS/REGULATIONS AFFECT HEALTH CARE SERVICES FOR SENIORS UNDER MEDICAID & MEDICARE
Date: Nov 12, 2002 (2 days)
Expense: $1,284.00
source

Destination: NEW YORK CITY
Sponsor: Scan Health Plan
Purpose: SOCIAL HMD LEGISLATION DISCUSSION
Date: Dec 6, 2002 (3 days)
Expense: $924.00
source

Destination: BALTIMORE, MD
Sponsor: ALLIANCE FOR HEALTH REFORM/CATHOLIC HEALTH ASSN
Purpose: ATTEND ANNUAL CONGRESSIONAL HEALTH CARE STAFF RETREAT
Date: Jan 9, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $215.00
source

Destination: LA, CA
Sponsor: Scan Health Plan
Purpose: VISIT SOCIAL HMO SITE
Date: Aug 27, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $401.50
source

Destination: BALTIMORE, MD
Sponsor: Alliance for Health Reform
Purpose: ANNUAL HEALTH POLICY RETREAT FOR SENIOR CONGRESSIONAL STAFF
Date: Jan 8, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $120.00
source



* - Trips by all travelers named Alison Buist.


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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    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.