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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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  • 11.17.14

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    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.

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Lockheed Martin - $7,415.65 spent on 12 trips
57.5% spent on Democratic Party
0.0% spent on Independent Party
42.5% spent on Republican Party

ADERHOLT, ROBERT B - Republican Party
September 30, 2003 - September 30, 2003 (1 days)
Huntsville, AL
Purpose - Speak at re-opening of Lockheed-Martin's Courtland, AL facility
Total Cost - $661.00

PICKERING, CHARLES W JR - Republican Party
February 24, 2001 - February 24, 2001 (1 days)
Meridian, MS
Purpose - Attend event at Lockheed-Martin plant in Meridian
Total Cost - $612.00

PICKERING, CHARLES W JR - Republican Party
July 8, 2003 - July 8, 2003 (1 days)
Meridian, MS
Purpose - A workplace shooting occurred at the Lockheed martin facility in Lauderdale County. I traveled to visit the plant, law enforcement and the victims in the hospital to assist in a very tragic situation
Total Cost - $515.00

BURNS, CONRAD R - Republican Party
December 15, 2003 - December 15, 2003 (1 days)
Marietta, GA
Purpose - Tour and fact-finding with Montana Company - summit Engineering
Total Cost - $488.00

HOLLINGS, ERNEST F - Democratic Party
January 30, 2003 - January 30, 2003 (1 days)
Greenville, SC
Purpose - speech
Total Cost - $800.00

SESSIONS, JEFFERSON B - Republican Party
September 30, 2002 - September 30, 2002 (1 days)
Huntsville, AL
Purpose - Tour of Lockheed-Martin Courtland facility
Total Cost - $661.00

CLINTON, HILLARY RODHAM - Democratic Party
October 29, 2001 - October 29, 2001 (1 days)
Buffalo, NY - Binghamton, NY
Purpose - Official fact-finding travel.
Total Cost - $1,031.75

CLINTON, HILLARY RODHAM - Democratic Party
January 30, 2004 - January 30, 2004 (1 days)
Binghamton, NY
Purpose - briefing and tour
Total Cost - $1,500.00

CLINTON, HILLARY RODHAM - Democratic Party
July 23, 2004 - July 23, 2004 (1 days)
Albany, NY
Purpose - Speaking engagement
Total Cost - $520.00

CLINTON, HILLARY RODHAM - Democratic Party
January 28, 2005 - January 28, 2005 (1 days)
Binghamton, NY
Purpose - Official announcement
Total Cost - $410.00

WARNER, JOHN WILLIAM - Republican Party
April 11, 2005 - April 11, 2005 (1 days)
Suffolk, VA
Purpose - Tour new facility
Total Cost - $216.90

GRANGER, KAY N - Republican Party
July 8, 2004 - July 8, 2004 (1 days)
Washington, DC
Purpose - not specified
Total Cost -

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.

Recent Posts

  • 11.24.14

    Academic Fraud and College Athletics

    Last month the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill released a report that showed evidence of nearly two decades of academic fraud perpetuated by the school’s Afro-American Studies Department. An investigation found certain professors and administrators had an unwritten policy of “propping up” student athletes. This week on the podcast, we look at academic fraud at colleges with high-stakes sports programs.
  • 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.