The Hudson Valley of New York, where Total Webcasting is headquartered, boasts a variety of attractions and is a popular tourist destination for hikers, skiers, artists, mountain climbers, foodies, and many others. One particular landmark is the Franklin D. Roosevelt Library and Museum, located on the grounds of the former president’s homestead, a beautiful tract of land on the eastern bank of the Hudson River in Hyde Park.
FDR was the first U.S. president to establish a presidential library, which has since become a tradition. According to their website, “On the advice of noted historians and scholars, [President Roosevelt] established a public repository to preserve the evidence of the Presidency for future generations. Beginning a tradition that continues to this day, he raised private funds for the new facility and then turned it over to the United States government for operation through the National Archives.”
Each year, Total Webcasting makes a handful of (relatively) short treks across the river to the FDR Library and Museum to webcast an event. On April 15, 2019, the FDR Library and Museum hosted the talk, “Together, We Win: FDR, Frances Perkins and the ILO [International Labour Organization].” A majority of the program consisted of a dialogue among speakers, which included Mr. Guy Ryder, Director-General of the ILO, Ms. Martha Newton, Deputy Under-secretary with the Department of Labor, Mr. Scott Busby, Deputy Assistant Secretary in the Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor (part of the U.S. Department of State), and Mr. Kelly Ross, Deputy Director of Policy of the AFL-CIO, among others. Together these influential speakers discussed the future of labor and fielded questions from the audience.
The webcast can be viewed here.