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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*

Christopher Campbell


Total cost of 6 trips: $18,258.90


Trips traveled under the office of Orrin Hatch

Destination: PACIFIC NORTHWEST
Sponsor: MICROSOFT, VOTEHERE, VOLCAN, AMAZON.COM
Purpose: FACT FINDING MISSION/CONGRESSIONAL STAFF CODELL LEARNING ABOUT TECHNOLOGY ISSUES
Date: Aug 12, 2002 (3 days)
Expense: $2,635.00
source

Destination: FRANCE (TOULOUSE & PARIS)
Sponsor: American Chamber of Commerce for Brazil-Rio de Janeiro
Purpose: FACT FINDING MISSION/CONGRESSIONAL STAFF CODELL REGARDING TRANSPORTATION ISSUES RELATING TO INTERNATIONAL TRADE
Date: Aug 19, 2002 (5 days)
Expense: $2,600.00
source

Destination: CANBERRA, MELBOURNE AND SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA
Sponsor: Government of Australia
Purpose: FACT FINDING MISSION RELATING TO THE PROPOSED UNITED STATES-AUSTRALIA FREE TRADE AGREEMENT
Date: Dec 9, 2002 (8 days)
Expense: $7,500.00
source

Destination: THE COUNTRY OF MOROCCO
Sponsor: Ribat Al Fath Association for Sustainable Development
Purpose: FACT FINDING TRIP TO ACQUAIRT CONGRESSIONAL STAFF WITH THE CURRENT POLITICAL, SOCIAL, AND ECONOMIC SITUATION ON MOROCCO
Date: Feb 15, 2003 (7 days)
Expense: $3,955.00
source

Destination: WASHINGTON, DC TO BIRMINGHAM, AL
Sponsor: University of Alabama
Purpose: TO ACCOMPANY CHAIRMAN HATCH TO A SPEECH TO THE FARRA LAW SOCIETY OF BIRMINGHAM, AL
Date: Feb 28, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $755.00
source

Destination: SANTIAGO, CHILE
Sponsor: Chilean-American Chamber of Commerce
Purpose: FACT FINDING MISSION TO CHILE IN ADVANCE OF THE SIGNING OF THE U.S.-CHILE FREE TRADE AGREEMENT THIS REPORT IS FOR AIRTRAVEL ONLY
Date: May 24, 2003 (5 days)
Expense: $813.90
source



* - Trips by all travelers named Christopher Campbell.


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.
  • 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.