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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.

Recent Posts

  • 12.16.14

    Rising prices on the poorest

    In January 2014 nearly a hundred college presidents gathered at the White House for a summit on the rising cost of college. But data show that those same institutions have been raising their prices fastest for the poorest students than for wealthier ones. This week on the podcast, we talk to a reporter who has been following the rising college cost burden on poor families.
  • 12.08.14

    How Much Will College Cost My Family?

    In 2011 the federal government required colleges and universities to publish “net price calculators” on their web sites. These tools are supposed to help families figure out which colleges they can afford. The calculators take into account family income, number of kids in college, state of residency, and other factors. But they’re often hard to use and time-consuming. Our guest this week has made this process simpler and more accessible.
  • 12.01.14

    Bridging the “Middle Skills” Gap

    There’s a paradox in today’s job market: even though there are millions of people looking for work, employers say they can’t find enough qualified workers. That’s due to an abundance of what economists call “middle skills” jobs – jobs that require specialized training beyond high school, but not a four-year college degree.
  • 12.01.14

    Commentary: Turning the tables on the vocational ed debate

    I’m not arguing that all education should be about acquiring job skills ... I’m saying that good vocational high schools have figured out how to bring college prep into their curriculum. And it’s time that traditional academic high schools brought more vocational education into theirs.

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

  • 12.16.14

    Rising prices on the poorest

    In January 2014 nearly a hundred college presidents gathered at the White House for a summit on the rising cost of college. But data show that those same institutions have been raising their prices fastest for the poorest students than for wealthier ones. This week on the podcast, we talk to a reporter who has been following the rising college cost burden on poor families.
  • 12.08.14

    How Much Will College Cost My Family?

    In 2011 the federal government required colleges and universities to publish “net price calculators” on their web sites. These tools are supposed to help families figure out which colleges they can afford. The calculators take into account family income, number of kids in college, state of residency, and other factors. But they’re often hard to use and time-consuming. Our guest this week has made this process simpler and more accessible.
  • 12.01.14

    Bridging the “Middle Skills” Gap

    There’s a paradox in today’s job market: even though there are millions of people looking for work, employers say they can’t find enough qualified workers. That’s due to an abundance of what economists call “middle skills” jobs – jobs that require specialized training beyond high school, but not a four-year college degree.
  • 12.01.14

    Commentary: Turning the tables on the vocational ed debate

    I’m not arguing that all education should be about acquiring job skills ... I’m saying that good vocational high schools have figured out how to bring college prep into their curriculum. And it’s time that traditional academic high schools brought more vocational education into theirs.

Back to all reports

Viacom Inc. - $9,774.51 spent on 21 trips
49.1% spent on Democratic Party
0.0% spent on Independent Party
50.9% spent on Republican Party

KUCINICH, DENNIS J - Democratic Party
April 29, 2000 - April 30, 2000 (2 days)
New York, NY
Purpose - Web/television interview
Total Cost - $1,605.00

MALONEY, JAMES H - Democratic Party
May 31, 2001 - May 31, 2001 (1 days)
New York, NY
Purpose - Interviews
Total Cost - $370.00

TAUZIN, WILBERT J II - Republican Party
September 8, 2000 - September 11, 2000 (4 days)
New York, NY
Purpose - fact finding
Total Cost - $2,426.90

TAUZIN, WILBERT J II - Republican Party
July 22, 2001 - July 23, 2001 (2 days)
New York, NY
Purpose - meetings regarding National Ownership cap and program access
Total Cost - $681.20

BIDEN, JOSEPH R JR - Democratic Party
January 29, 2003 - January 29, 2003 (1 days)
Washington, DC
Purpose - Appearance on CBS News "The Early Shoe"
Total Cost - $103.56

BIDEN, JOSEPH R JR - Democratic Party
April 11, 2004 - April 11, 2004 (1 days)
Fort Myers, FL
Purpose - Auto service in Fort Myers for appearance on "Face the Nation"
Total Cost - $330.75

LIEBERMAN, JOSEPH I - Democratic Party
March 29, 2001 - March 29, 2001 (1 days)
Washington, DC
Purpose - Senator was guest on Early Show
Total Cost - $103.56

LIEBERMAN, JOSEPH I - Democratic Party
September 25, 2001 - September 25, 2001 (1 days)
Washington, DC
Purpose - Senator was guest on Early Show
Total Cost - $155.35

LIEBERMAN, JOSEPH I - Democratic Party
February 11, 2001 - February 11, 2001 (1 days)
Washington, DC
Purpose - Senator was guest on Sunday talk show
Total Cost - $155.35

LIEBERMAN, JOSEPH I - Democratic Party
May 27, 2001 - May 27, 2001 (1 days)
Washington, DC
Purpose - Senator was guest on Sunday talk show
Total Cost - $77.68

LIEBERMAN, JOSEPH I - Democratic Party
February 13, 2000 - February 14, 2000 (2 days)
New York, NY
Purpose - Promote book. Washington, DC - New York, NY
Total Cost -

LIEBERMAN, JOSEPH I - Democratic Party
February 15, 2000 - February 15, 2000 (1 days)
Washington, DC
Purpose - Promote book
Total Cost -

LIEBERMAN, JOSEPH I - Democratic Party
February 17, 2000 - February 22, 2000 (6 days)
Westchester, NY
Purpose - Promote book. Washington, DC - Westchester, NY - New Haven CT - Washington DC
Total Cost -

LIEBERMAN, JOSEPH I - Democratic Party
February 27, 2000 - February 27, 2000 (1 days)
New York, NY
Purpose - Promote book
Total Cost -

LIEBERMAN, JOSEPH I - Democratic Party
February 29, 2000 - February 29, 2000 (1 days)
Washington, DC
Purpose - Promote book
Total Cost -

LIEBERMAN, JOSEPH I - Democratic Party
January 17, 2003 - January 17, 2003 (1 days)
Washington, DC
Purpose - Promote book
Total Cost -

LIEBERMAN, JOSEPH I - Democratic Party
January 19, 2003 - January 20, 2003 (2 days)
New York, NY
Purpose - Promote book. Washington, DC - New York, NY
Total Cost -

CARNAHAN, JEAN - Democratic Party
June 3, 2001 - June 4, 2001 (2 days)
New York, NY
Purpose - appearance on CBS "The Early Show"
Total Cost - $430.28

COLEMAN, NORM - Republican Party
August 17, 2004 - August 18, 2004 (2 days)
New York, NY
Purpose - To appear on the Daily Show with John Stewart
Total Cost - $688.59

SCHULTZ, DEBBIE WASSERMAN - Democratic Party
March 26, 2005 - March 27, 2005 (2 days)
Washington, DC
Purpose - Press Interview - Live
Total Cost - $1,471.70

BONILLA, HENRY - Republican Party
August 2, 2004 - August 3, 2004 (2 days)
New York, NY
Purpose - Interview on The Daily Show
Total Cost - $1,174.59

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

  • 12.16.14

    Rising prices on the poorest

    In January 2014 nearly a hundred college presidents gathered at the White House for a summit on the rising cost of college. But data show that those same institutions have been raising their prices fastest for the poorest students than for wealthier ones. This week on the podcast, we talk to a reporter who has been following the rising college cost burden on poor families.
  • 12.08.14

    How Much Will College Cost My Family?

    In 2011 the federal government required colleges and universities to publish “net price calculators” on their web sites. These tools are supposed to help families figure out which colleges they can afford. The calculators take into account family income, number of kids in college, state of residency, and other factors. But they’re often hard to use and time-consuming. Our guest this week has made this process simpler and more accessible.
  • 12.01.14

    Bridging the “Middle Skills” Gap

    There’s a paradox in today’s job market: even though there are millions of people looking for work, employers say they can’t find enough qualified workers. That’s due to an abundance of what economists call “middle skills” jobs – jobs that require specialized training beyond high school, but not a four-year college degree.
  • 12.01.14

    Commentary: Turning the tables on the vocational ed debate

    I’m not arguing that all education should be about acquiring job skills ... I’m saying that good vocational high schools have figured out how to bring college prep into their curriculum. And it’s time that traditional academic high schools brought more vocational education into theirs.