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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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Delta Sigma Theta Sorority - $6,972.85 spent on 9 trips
100.0% spent on Democratic Party
0.0% spent on Independent Party
0.0% spent on Republican Party

CLYBURN, JAMES E - Democratic Party
May 31, 2003 - May 31, 2003 (1 days)
Detroit, MI
Purpose - Deliver keynote address to Delta Sigma Theta Sorority regional conference.
Total Cost - $1,158.00

FORD, HAROLD E JR - Democratic Party
July 21, 2002 - July 22, 2002 (2 days)
Atlanta, GA
Purpose - speaker
Total Cost - $753.50

JOHNSON, EDDIE BERNICE - Democratic Party
May 17, 2002 - May 19, 2002 (3 days)
Las Vegas, NV
Purpose - Speaking engagement
Total Cost - $945.00

JONES, STEPHANIE TUBBS - Democratic Party
January 25, 2002 - January 26, 2002 (2 days)
Detroit, MI
Purpose - Keynote speaker
Total Cost - $908.00

JONES, STEPHANIE TUBBS - Democratic Party
July 11, 2003 - July 13, 2003 (3 days)
Boston, MA
Purpose - Keynote speaker
Total Cost - $760.00

JONES, STEPHANIE TUBBS - Democratic Party
August 22, 2003 - August 24, 2003 (3 days)
Seattle, WA
Purpose - Keynote speaker
Total Cost - $758.00

JONES, STEPHANIE TUBBS - Democratic Party
February 21, 2003 - February 22, 2003 (2 days)
Indianapolis, IN
Purpose - Keynote speaker
Total Cost - $850.00

JONES, STEPHANIE TUBBS - Democratic Party
January 28, 2005 - January 29, 2005 (2 days)
Syracuse, NY
Co-sponsor(s): Rancocus Valley Alumni
Purpose - Guest speaker
Total Cost - $555.35

JONES, STEPHANIE TUBBS - Democratic Party
January 23, 2004 - January 25, 2004 (3 days)
New Orleans, LA
Purpose - Keynote Speaker; Annual Founders Day Ceremony
Total Cost - $285.00

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.