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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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  • 11.24.14

    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.

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National Council of La Raza - $11,699.18 spent on 10 trips
100.0% spent on Democratic Party
0.0% spent on Independent Party
0.0% spent on Republican Party

SANCHEZ, LINDA - Democratic Party
June 26, 2004 - June 27, 2004 (2 days)
Los Angeles, CA
Purpose - keynote speaker
Total Cost - $737.04

LIEBERMAN, JOSEPH I - Democratic Party
July 16, 2001 - July 16, 2001 (1 days)
Milwaukee, WI
Purpose - Senator address national Council of La Raza's annual conference luncheon
Total Cost - $320.00

NAPOLITANO, GRACE - Democratic Party
June 28, 2004 - June 29, 2004 (2 days)
Phoenix, AZ
Purpose - As a panelist provided updates on legislative work on behalf of the Congressional Mental Health Caucus
Total Cost - $177.29

SANCHEZ, LORETTA - Democratic Party
June 27, 2004 - June 27, 2004 (1 days)
Phoenix, AZ
Purpose - Speaking engagement
Total Cost - $788.24

GUTIERREZ, LUIS V - Democratic Party
June 27, 2004 - June 29, 2004 (3 days)
Phoenix, AZ
Purpose - Speaker at NCLR National Conference
Total Cost - $817.20

GUTIERREZ, LUIS V - Democratic Party
December 27, 2004 - December 30, 2004 (4 days)
Guadalajara, Mexico
Purpose - Retreat of Hispanic Leaders - Encuentro
Total Cost - $1,330.84

GUTIERREZ, LUIS V - Democratic Party
December 27, 2003 - December 30, 2003 (4 days)
Half Moon Bay, CA
Purpose - Hispanic leaders retreat - Encuentro
Total Cost - $2,139.00

GUTIERREZ, LUIS V - Democratic Party
December 26, 2001 - December 31, 2001 (6 days)
San Antonio, TX
Purpose - Encuentro - Leadership Retreat
Total Cost - $2,066.79

GUTIERREZ, LUIS V - Democratic Party
December 26, 2000 - December 29, 2000 (4 days)
Tampa, FL
Purpose - Hispanic Leaders Retreat - Encuentro
Total Cost - $2,717.02

BECERRA, XAVIER - Democratic Party
July 18, 2005 - July 19, 2005 (2 days)
Philadelphia, PA
Purpose - Congressman spoke at NCLR Annual Conference - session entitled "Wealth Creation in Latino Communities" on 7/19.
Total Cost - $605.76

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.