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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.

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NBC - Today Show - $59,209.53 spent on 34 trips
66.0% spent on Democratic Party
0.0% spent on Independent Party
34.0% spent on Republican Party

BARR, BOB - Republican Party
May 13, 2000 - May 14, 2000 (2 days)
Washington, DC
Purpose - Interview
Total Cost - $428.00

BUYER, STEVE - Republican Party
March 2, 2003 - March 3, 2003 (2 days)
New York, NY
Purpose - Town hall meeting on The Today Show
Total Cost - $810.00

ENGLISH, PHILIP S - Republican Party
July 31, 2003 - August 5, 2003 (6 days)
San Francisco, CA
Purpose - Keynote speaker for GE Medical System CEO Healthcare Symposium
Total Cost - $5,272.31

GOODLATTE, ROBERT W - Republican Party
August 4, 2001 - August 7, 2001 (4 days)
Anaheim, CA
Co-sponsor(s): MIS Training Institute, ABC News
Purpose - Speech to MIS on information / Internet security issues, meetings with Disney executives on legislative issues, speech to Universal employees on intellectual property issues.
Total Cost - $2,011.63

GRAHAM, LINDSEY OLIN - Republican Party
March 1, 2003 - March 1, 2003 (1 days)
Washington, DC
Purpose - speaking engagement
Total Cost - $601.50

HYDE, HENRY JOHN - Republican Party
September 29, 2001 - September 30, 2001 (2 days)
Washington, DC
Purpose - Television appearance
Total Cost - $9,000.00

BIDEN, JOSEPH R JR - Democratic Party
September 23, 2000 - September 23, 2000 (1 days)
Washington, DC
Purpose - Appearance on "Meet the Press"
Total Cost - $4,300.00

BIDEN, JOSEPH R JR - Democratic Party
January 6, 2001 - January 7, 2001 (2 days)
Wilmington, DE
Purpose - appearance on "Meet the Press"
Total Cost - $775.00

BIDEN, JOSEPH R JR - Democratic Party
June 16, 2001 - June 17, 2001 (2 days)
Washington, DC
Purpose - appearance on "Meet the Press"
Total Cost - $419.76

BIDEN, JOSEPH R JR - Democratic Party
September 8, 2001 - September 9, 2001 (2 days)
Washington, DC
Purpose - appearance on "Meet the Press"
Total Cost - $1,942.99

BIDEN, JOSEPH R JR - Democratic Party
September 29, 2001 - September 30, 2001 (2 days)
Washington, DC
Purpose - appearance on "Meet the Press". Laurel, DE - Washington, DC
Total Cost - $1,040.70

BIDEN, JOSEPH R JR - Democratic Party
February 4, 2003 - February 4, 2003 (1 days)
Washington, DC
Purpose - Appearance on NBC's "Today" Show
Total Cost - $147.00

BIDEN, JOSEPH R JR - Democratic Party
May 5, 2003 - May 5, 2003 (1 days)
Washington, DC
Purpose - Appearance on "Meet the Press"
Total Cost - $294.05

BIDEN, JOSEPH R JR - Democratic Party
May 25, 2003 - May 25, 2003 (1 days)
Washington, DC
Purpose -
Total Cost - $1,438.20

BIDEN, JOSEPH R JR - Democratic Party
July 20, 2003 - July 20, 2003 (1 days)
Washington, DC
Purpose - Appearance on "Meet the Press"
Total Cost - $1,438.20

BIDEN, JOSEPH R JR - Democratic Party
August 23, 2003 - August 24, 2003 (2 days)
Washington, DC
Purpose - Appearance on "Meet the Press"
Total Cost - $2,979.50

BIDEN, JOSEPH R JR - Democratic Party
October 11, 2003 - October 12, 2003 (2 days)
Washington, DC
Purpose - Appearance on "Meet the Press"
Total Cost - $6,983.90

BIDEN, JOSEPH R JR - Democratic Party
May 16, 2004 - May 16, 2004 (1 days)
Washington, DC
Purpose - One way airfare subsequent to an appearance on "Meet the Press". One way airfare from Washington DC-Chicago, IL
Total Cost - $765.00

DURBIN, RICHARD J - Democratic Party
September 17, 2000 - September 18, 2000 (2 days)
Washington, DC
Purpose - Appear on "Meet the Press"
Total Cost - $9,550.00

KERRY, JOHN F - Democratic Party
October 2, 2002 - October 2, 2002 (1 days)
Charleston, SC
Purpose -
Total Cost - $620.00

LIEBERMAN, JOSEPH I - Democratic Party
January 28, 2001 - January 28, 2001 (1 days)
Washington, DC
Purpose - Senator was guest on Meet the Press
Total Cost - $135.00

LIEBERMAN, JOSEPH I - Democratic Party
April 29, 2001 - April 29, 2001 (1 days)
Washington, DC
Purpose - Senator was guest on Meet the Press
Total Cost - $135.00

LIEBERMAN, JOSEPH I - Democratic Party
June 10, 2001 - June 10, 2001 (1 days)
Washington, DC
Purpose - Senator was guest on Meet the Press
Total Cost - $142.50

LIEBERMAN, JOSEPH I - Democratic Party
April 27, 2001 - April 27, 2001 (1 days)
Washington, DC
Purpose - Senator was guest on Today Show
Total Cost - $135.00

CARNAHAN, JEAN - Democratic Party
January 10, 2001 - January 11, 2001 (2 days)
New York, NY
Purpose - appearance on "The Today Show"
Total Cost - $552.34

CLINTON, HILLARY RODHAM - Democratic Party
November 20, 2002 - November 20, 2002 (1 days)
White Plains, NY
Purpose - Travel for appearance on MSNBC
Total Cost - $216.50

SARBANES, PAUL S - Democratic Party
November 7, 2003 - November 7, 2003 (1 days)
Englewood Cliffs, NJ
Purpose - To appear on the TV program "Louis Ruckeyser's Wall Street"
Total Cost - $383.00

SCHUMER, CHARLES E - Democratic Party
July 1, 2001 - July 1, 2001 (1 days)
Washington, DC
Purpose - Appearance on "Meet the Press"
Total Cost - $1,540.00

MCCAIN, JOHN S - Republican Party
April 23, 2003 - April 23, 2003 (1 days)
Indianapolis, IN
Purpose - Interview with Chris Matthews "Hardball"
Total Cost - $1,913.00

BIDEN, JOSEPH R JR - Democratic Party
August 1, 2004 - August 1, 2004 (1 days)
Washington, DC
Purpose - Appearance on "Meet the Press"
Total Cost - $1,074.45

BIDEN, JOSEPH R JR - Democratic Party
February 27, 2005 - February 27, 2005 (1 days)
Washington, DC
Purpose - Appearance on "Meet the Press"
Total Cost - $1,450.00

BIDEN, JOSEPH R JR - Democratic Party
December 19, 2004 - December 19, 2004 (1 days)
Washington, DC
Purpose - Appearance on "Meet the Press"
Total Cost - $500.00

CASTLE, MICHAEL N - Republican Party
June 26, 2005 - June 26, 2005 (1 days)
New York, NY
Purpose - Participate in a Discovery Channel special
Total Cost - $100.00

BIDEN, JOSEPH R JR - Democratic Party
June 12, 2005 - June 12, 2005 (1 days)
Miami, FL
Purpose - Appearance on "Meet the Press"
Total Cost - $115.00

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

  • 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.