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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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    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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Information Technology Industry Council - $15,105.54 spent on 11 trips
94.6% spent on Democratic Party
0.0% spent on Independent Party
5.4% spent on Republican Party

BECERRA, XAVIER - Democratic Party
January 21, 2002 - January 23, 2002 (3 days)
San Jose, CA
Purpose - Congressional Hispanic Caucus High Tech Community visit
Total Cost - $1,139.50

BROWN, CORRINE - Democratic Party
April 26, 2001 - April 29, 2001 (4 days)
Dallas, TX
Purpose - Focus on how technology can be utilized to improve the quality of life in the Congressional District and to empower constituents.
Total Cost - $1,994.10

CLYBURN, JAMES E - Democratic Party
April 26, 2001 - April 29, 2001 (4 days)
Columbia, SC
Purpose - Tour high tech facilities and educational institutions
Total Cost - $1,173.20

JOHNSON, EDDIE BERNICE - Democratic Party
April 20, 2001 - April 22, 2001 (3 days)
Dallas, TX
Purpose - CBC High Tech Summit
Total Cost - $1,043.55

JONES, STEPHANIE TUBBS - Democratic Party
April 26, 2001 - April 29, 2001 (4 days)
Dallas, TX
Purpose - Technology fact-finding tour
Total Cost - $1,747.05

LEE, BARBARA - Democratic Party
April 26, 2001 - April 28, 2001 (3 days)
Dallas, TX
Purpose - Fact-finding tour with information technology expert
Total Cost - $960.70

MCKEON, HOWARD P - Republican Party
April 17, 2000 - April 18, 2000 (2 days)
San Francisco, CA
Purpose - Tour Hi-Tech Companies
Total Cost - $814.00

MEEKS, GREGORY W - Democratic Party
April 26, 2001 - April 29, 2001 (4 days)
Dallas, TX
Purpose - CBC Technology Summit
Total Cost - $1,782.05

NAPOLITANO, GRACE - Democratic Party
January 21, 2002 - January 23, 2002 (3 days)
Silicon Valley, CA
Purpose - Congressional Hispanic Caucus visit to foster better relations with the high-tech industry and minorities.
Total Cost - $1,188.69

OWENS, MAJOR ROBERT - Democratic Party
April 26, 2001 - April 27, 2001 (2 days)
Dallas, TX
Purpose - congressional black caucus technology summit
Total Cost - $924.20

REYES, SILVESTRE - Democratic Party
January 21, 2002 - January 23, 2002 (3 days)
Los Angeles, CA
Purpose - fact-finding and educational
Total Cost - $2,338.50

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.