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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*

Kelly Bulliner


Total cost of 7 trips: $13,845.84


Trips traveled under the office of Deborah Pryce

Destination: LAS VEGAS, NV
Sponsor: United States Telecom Association and state affiliates
Purpose: LEARNED ABOUT IMPORTANT POLICY AND REGULATORY ISSUES CONFRONTING THE TELECOM INDUSTRY. VISITED A CENTRAL OFFICE AND LEARNED ABOUT MARKET BASED COMPETITION AND DEREGULATION
Date: Oct 11, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $1,808.23
source

Destination: DALLAS
Sponsor: BURLINGTON NORTHERN SANTA FE CORP., ASHLAND INC., DEAN FOODS CO., FLOWSERVE CORP., YELLOW ROADWAY TRANSPORTATION, EXCEL
Purpose: THIS 3 DAY FORUM ALLOWED ME TO SEE FIRST-HAND THE INNER WORKINGS OF MANUFACTURING AND THE TRANSPORTATION OF MANUFACTURED GOODS. A SERIES OF COMPANY VISITS AND OTHER ACTIVITIES HELPED ILLUSTRATE THE IMPACT OF THE MANUFACTURING COMMUNITY ON THE AMERICAN ECO
Date: Feb 18, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $1,534.50
source

Destination: LOS ANGELES
Sponsor: Clear Channel Communications Inc
Purpose: CONGRESSIONAL STAFF MEDIA CONFERENCE TO DISCUSS MASS MEDIA ISSUES, FEE MEDIA OWNERSHIP RULES, AND THE EFFECTS OF PUBLIC POLICY ON RADIO, TELEVISION, OUTDOOR ADVERTISING & LIVE ENTERTAINMENT INDUSTRIES
Date: May 25, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $2,360.86
source

Destination: PORTLAND, ME
Sponsor: National Cable and Telecommunications Association and affiliated cable organizations
Purpose: MEET WITH CABLE INDUSTRY LEADERS TO DISCUSS VOIP, BROADBAND, AND DIGITAL TELEVISION TRANSITION ISSUES. PORTLAND, ME HAS ONE OF THE FEW VOIP SYSTEMS DEPLOYED NATIONALLY
Date: Aug 12, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $679.80
source

Destination: WASHINGTON, D.C.-WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, WV
Sponsor: Congressional Institute Inc
Purpose: BICAMERAL CONGRESSIONAL RETREAT
Date: Jan 27, 2005 (2 days)
Expense: $636.00
source

Destination: WASHINGTON, D.C.-BELGRADE, SERBIA-SKOPJE, MACEDONIA-PRISTINA, KOSOVO-PODGOVICA, MONTENEGRO-BELGRADE, SERBIN
Sponsor: German Marshall Fund of the United States
Purpose: CONGRESSIONAL STUDY TOUR OF THE BALKANS TO EXPAND THE DIALOG BETWEEN THE UNITED STATES AND THE BALKANS. WE SAW FIRST-HAND THE LINGERING TERRITORIAL AND ETRIC TENSIONS, BUT ALSO SAW MANY OPPORTUNITIES FROM ALL SIDES FOR PROGRESS AND GROW
Date: Feb 19, 2005 (8 days)
Expense: $6,283.45
source

Destination: WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, WV
Sponsor: Congressional Institute Inc
Purpose: BICAMERAL CHIEFS OF STAFF RETREAT
Date: Mar 3, 2005 (2 days)
Expense: $543.00
source



* - Trips by all travelers named Kelly Bulliner.


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.