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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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Trips by*

Mac Campbell


Total cost of 9 trips: $17,376.88


Trips traveled under the office of Blanche Lincoln

Destination: NEW YORK CITY
Sponsor: Bond Market Association
Purpose: TO MEET WITH FINANCIAL PROFESSIONALS TO DISCUSS THE PRACTICAL IMPLICATIONS OF PROPOSED HIGHWAY BONDING LEGISLATION
Date: Jan 11, 2000 (1 day)
Expense: $705.70
source

Destination: JACKSONVILLE, FLORIDA
Sponsor: Tax Foundation
Purpose: CONFERENCE ON EXCISE TAXATION
Date: Jan 11, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $889.00
source

Destination: WARRENTON, VA
Sponsor: Democratic Leadership Council
Purpose: SENATE STAFF RETREAT
Date: Jan 14, 2002 (1 day)
Expense: $341.10
source

Destination: NEW ORLEANS, LA
Sponsor: Democratic Leadership Council
Purpose: LEADERSHIP RETREAT
Date: Apr 25, 2002 (3 days)
Expense: $1,682.65
source

Destination: INTERNATIONAL TAX CONFERENCE
Sponsor: Tax Foundation
Purpose: MEETINGS WITH US AND EUROPEAN REGULATORS AND BUSINESS REPRESENTATIVES CONCERNING PENDING US FOREIGN SALES CORPORATION LEGISLATION, TRADE, AND COMPETITION ISSUES
Date: May 24, 2002 (8 days)
Expense: $8,425.00
source

Destination: KALISPELL, MT
Sponsor: American Forest Resource Council
Purpose: FORESTRY AND MANUFACTURING TOUR
Date: Aug 20, 2002 (3 days)
Expense: $969.50
source

Destination: WARRENTON, VA
Sponsor: Democratic Leadership Council
Purpose: STAFF RETREAT TO DISCUSS UPCOMING LEGISLATIVE ISSUES FOR 2003
Date: Mar 6, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $318.73
source

Destination: CHARLESTON, SC
Sponsor: American Council of Life Insurance
Purpose: CONFER WITH HOUSE, SENATE, AND INDUSTRY TRADERS ON ISSUES CONCERNING LIFE INSURANCE PRODUCTS AND TAXES
Date: May 28, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $1,498.20
source

Destination: ASPEN, COLORADO
Sponsor: Democratic Leadership Council
Purpose: TO ATTEND LEADERSHIP CONFERENCE & SEMINARS CONDUCTED BY THE ASPEN INSTITUTE & EX. DEM. LEADERSHIP CONFERENCE
Date: Jan 16, 2004 (3 days)
Expense: $2,547.00
source



* - Trips by all travelers named Mac 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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    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.