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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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    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.
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    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.
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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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Inter-American Economic Council - $123,365.29 spent on 27 trips
63.6% spent on Democratic Party
0.0% spent on Independent Party
36.4% spent on Republican Party

CRANE, PHILIP M - Republican Party
January 15, 2003 - January 19, 2003 (5 days)
Antigua and Barbuda - Barbados
Purpose - Meeting with government and business leaders to discuss the economic conditions of the region; to discuss ongoing trade initiatives in the region
Total Cost - $8,123.52

MEEKS, GREGORY W - Democratic Party
January 15, 2003 - January 19, 2003 (5 days)
Antigua and Barbuda - Barbados
Purpose - Fact-finding
Total Cost - $6,554.41

MEEKS, GREGORY W - Democratic Party
May 23, 2004 - May 24, 2004 (2 days)
Miami, FL
Purpose - Caribbean Trade Ministerial
Total Cost - $633.00

MEEKS, GREGORY W - Democratic Party
January 14, 2004 - January 18, 2004 (5 days)
St. Lucia - Antigua and Barbuda
Purpose - participated in the business roundtables during the inter-American economic council's 2004 congressional delegation
Total Cost - $8,233.50

NEY, ROBERT W - Republican Party
January 15, 2003 - January 19, 2003 (5 days)
Antigua and Barbuda - Barbados
Purpose - meet with U.S., and Antigua and Barbados government officials about tourism and financial services industries
Total Cost - $2,831.76

PAYNE, DONALD M - Democratic Party
January 15, 2003 - January 19, 2003 (5 days)
Antigua and Barbuda - Barbados
Purpose - economic development business conference
Total Cost - $1,988.76

PAYNE, DONALD M - Democratic Party
May 24, 2004 - May 25, 2004 (2 days)
Miami, FL
Purpose - Caribbean trade ministerial/cong. Caribbean caucus
Total Cost - $795.50

PAYNE, DONALD M - Democratic Party
January 14, 2004 - January 18, 2004 (5 days)
St. Lucia
Purpose -
Total Cost - $5,102.50

SANDLIN, MAX - Democratic Party
January 15, 2003 - January 19, 2003 (5 days)
Antigua and Barbuda - Barbados
Purpose - US relations with governments of Antigua and Barbados
Total Cost - $3,916.41

SESSIONS, PETE - Republican Party
January 15, 2003 - January 19, 2003 (5 days)
Antigua and Barbuda - Barbados
Purpose - improving Barbados & Econ. Issues in Antigua
Total Cost - $6,263.67

FEENEY, TOM - Republican Party
January 12, 2005 - January 16, 2005 (5 days)
Punta Cana, Dominican Republic - Antigua and Barbuda
Purpose - Participation in the Business Roundtables during the Inter-American Econ. Counsel's 05 Congressional delegation to the Dominican Republic and Antigua
Total Cost - $3,159.43

CLYBURN, JAMES E - Democratic Party
January 12, 2005 - January 16, 2005 (5 days)
Punta Cana, Dominican Republic - Antigua and Barbuda
Purpose - Participation in business roundtables for Congressional delegation
Total Cost - $5,043.33

CHRISTENSEN, DONNA M - Democratic Party
May 24, 2004 - May 25, 2004 (2 days)
Miami, FL
Purpose - Meeting Of The Caribbean Trade Ministers
Total Cost - $1,166.70

THOMPSON, BENNIE G - Democratic Party
January 12, 2005 - January 16, 2005 (5 days)
Punta Cana, Dominican Republic - Antigua and Barbuda
Purpose - Participation in the Business Roundtables during the Inter-American Economic Council 2005 Congressional Delegation to the Dominican Republic & Antigua
Total Cost - $8,161.97

SESSIONS, PETE - Republican Party
January 12, 2005 - January 16, 2005 (5 days)
Punta Cana, Dominican Republic - Antigua and Barbuda
Purpose - Participation in the Business Roundtables during the Inter-American Economic Council's 2005 Congressional Delegation to the Dominican Republic & Antigua.
Total Cost - $8,161.97

PAYNE, DONALD M - Democratic Party
January 12, 2005 - January 16, 2005 (5 days)
Punta Cana, Dominican Republic - Antigua and Barbuda
Purpose - Meetings with Heads of Government; Heads of State & business leaders to discuss relations between US and Caribbean Nations
Total Cost - $5,043.33

MEEKS, GREGORY W - Democratic Party
January 12, 2005 - January 16, 2005 (5 days)
Punta Cana, Dominican Republic - Antigua and Barbuda
Purpose - Participated in the Business Roundtable during the Inter-American Economic Council's 2005 Cong. Delegation to the Dominican Republic and Antigua
Total Cost - $8,161.97

JONES, STEPHANIE TUBBS - Democratic Party
January 12, 2005 - January 16, 2005 (5 days)
Punta Cana, Dominican Republic - Antigua and Barbuda
Purpose - Participation in the Business Roundtables during the Inter-American Economic Council's 2005 Congressional Delegation to the Dominican Republic and Antigua
Total Cost - $5,043.33

BUTTERFIELD, G. K. - Democratic Party
January 12, 2005 - January 16, 2005 (5 days)
Punta Cana, Dominican Republic
Purpose - To attend a Business Roundtable during the Inter-American Economic Council's 2005 Congressional Delegation to the Dominican Republic and Antigua
Total Cost - $5,043.33

SWEENEY, JOHN E - Republican Party
January 12, 2005 - January 16, 2005 (5 days)
Punta Cana, Dominican Republic
Purpose - Participation in the Business Roundtables during the Inter-American Economic Council's 2005 Congressional Delegation to the Dominican Republic & Antigua
Total Cost - $8,161.97

HARRIS, KATHERINE - Republican Party
January 12, 2005 - January 16, 2005 (5 days)
Punta Cana, Dominican Republic - Antigua and Barbuda
Purpose - 2005 Congressional Delegation to the Dominican Republic and Antigua for business roundtables.
Total Cost - $8,161.97

CHRISTENSEN, DONNA M - Democratic Party
January 12, 2005 - January 16, 2005 (5 days)
Antigua and Barbuda
Purpose - Business roundtables 2005 Congressional Delegation
Total Cost - $8,161.97

WYNN, ALBERT - Democratic Party
June 3, 2005 - June 5, 2005 (3 days)
Fort Lauderdale, FL - Sunny Isles, FL
Purpose - Participation in the Inter-American Economic Council's IV Annual Business and Investment Roundtable timed to coincide with the XXXV Regular Session of the OAS
Total Cost - $1,060.98

PAYNE, DONALD M - Democratic Party
June 3, 2005 - June 5, 2005 (3 days)
Fort Lauderdale, FL
Purpose - Participation in the Inter-American Economic IV annual business & investment roundtable
Total Cost - $1,118.72

MEEKS, GREGORY W - Democratic Party
June 3, 2005 - June 4, 2005 (2 days)
Fort Lauderdale, FL
Purpose - Participated in Inter-American Economic Council IV Annual Business & Investment roundtable session
Total Cost - $884.91

BUTTERFIELD, G. K. - Democratic Party
June 3, 2005 - June 5, 2005 (3 days)
Fort Lauderdale, FL
Purpose - Participation in the Inter-American Economic Council's IV Annual Business and Investment Roundtable timed to coincide with XXXV regular session of the OAS general assembly
Total Cost - $1,112.09

CHRISTENSEN, DONNA M - Democratic Party
June 3, 2005 - June 4, 2005 (2 days)
Fort Lauderdale, FL
Purpose - Inter American Economic Council IV annual and investment council
Total Cost - $1,274.29

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.