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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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    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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Intl Dairy Foods Assn - $31,485.89 spent on 11 trips
25.3% spent on Democratic Party
0.0% spent on Independent Party
74.7% spent on Republican Party

BOEHNER, JOHN A - Republican Party
January 8, 2000 - January 13, 2000 (6 days)
Rancho Mirage, CA
Purpose - Speech/annual conference
Total Cost - $5,472.00

BOEHNER, JOHN A - Republican Party
January 14, 2002 - January 17, 2002 (4 days)
Scottsdale, AZ
Purpose - give remarks/moderate legislative briefings at IDFA legislative conference
Total Cost - $3,572.79

DOOLEY, CALVIN M - Democratic Party
January 10, 2000 - January 12, 2000 (3 days)
Rancho Mirage, CA
Purpose - Speech/conference
Total Cost - $2,438.50

DOOLEY, CALVIN M - Democratic Party
January 17, 2004 - January 21, 2004 (5 days)
Boca Raton, FL
Purpose - IDFA Dairy Forum
Total Cost - $2,876.96

GUTKNECHT, GILBERT W JR - Republican Party
January 17, 2004 - January 20, 2004 (4 days)
Boca Raton, FL
Purpose - conference and speaking engagement
Total Cost - $3,236.96

SESSIONS, PETE - Republican Party
January 23, 2001 - January 24, 2001 (2 days)
Miami, FL
Purpose - spoke on panel
Total Cost - $1,963.91

SESSIONS, PETE - Republican Party
January 18, 2004 - January 20, 2004 (3 days)
Boca Raton, FL
Purpose - speak on congressional panel
Total Cost - $1,570.16

STENHOLM, CHARLIE W - Democratic Party
January 22, 2001 - January 24, 2001 (3 days)
Miami, FL
Purpose - annual policy meeting
Total Cost - $2,648.52

ROBERTS, PAT - Republican Party
February 10, 2001 - February 12, 2001 (3 days)
Orlando, FL
Purpose - keynote speaker at meeting
Total Cost - $2,101.20

ROBERTS, PAT - Republican Party
February 13, 2004 - February 16, 2004 (4 days)
Miami, FL
Purpose - Speaker at international sweetener colloquium
Total Cost - $1,614.89

ROBERTS, PAT - Republican Party
January 8, 2005 - January 11, 2005 (4 days)
Orlando, FL
Purpose - Speaker at conference
Total Cost - $3,990.00

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.