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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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    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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Chinese National Assn of Industry & Commerce - $189,350.66 spent on 28 trips
64.7% spent on Democratic Party
0.0% spent on Independent Party
35.3% spent on Republican Party

ACEVEDO-VILA, ANIBAL - Democratic Party
May 26, 2001 - June 2, 2001 (8 days)
Taiwan
Purpose - Fact-finding and educational visit
Total Cost - $9,122.00

BARTLETT, ROSCOE G JR - Republican Party
April 16, 2001 - April 21, 2001 (6 days)
Taipei, Taiwan
Purpose - Fact-finding and educational visit
Total Cost - $5,120.00

CARSON, JULIA - Democratic Party
January 8, 2001 - January 13, 2001 (6 days)
Taiwan
Purpose - Fact-finding and educational visit
Total Cost - $7,570.00

CLAYTON, EVA - Democratic Party
January 8, 2001 - January 13, 2001 (6 days)
Taiwan
Purpose - Fact-finding and educational visit
Total Cost - $7,590.00

CRENSHAW, ANDER M - Republican Party
August 28, 2001 - August 30, 2001 (3 days)
Taiwan
Purpose - Educational / Meet with government officials
Total Cost - $1,242.00

CROWLEY, JOSEPH - Democratic Party
November 18, 2000 - November 22, 2000 (5 days)
Taiwan
Purpose - Meetings with Taiwanese officials, meetings with business leaders
Total Cost - $4,510.00

DAVIS, DANNY K - Democratic Party
January 8, 2001 - January 13, 2001 (6 days)
Taipei, Taiwan
Purpose - Fact finding and educational visit
Total Cost - $15,140.00

DELAY, THOMAS DALE - Republican Party
August 28, 2001 - August 30, 2001 (3 days)
Taiwan
Purpose - Educational / Meet with government officials
Total Cost - $1,242.00

GILMAN, BENJAMIN A - Republican Party
August 13, 2001 - August 16, 2001 (4 days)
Taiwan
Purpose - Fact finding and educational visit and participate in the Global Peace Conference
Total Cost - $9,900.00

HILLEARY, VAN - Republican Party
December 26, 2000 - January 2, 2001 (8 days)
Tokyo, Japan - Taipei, Taiwan
Purpose - Attending seminar, fact-finding and educational visit
Total Cost - $8,190.00

JONES, STEPHANIE TUBBS - Democratic Party
January 8, 2001 - January 13, 2001 (6 days)
Taiwan
Purpose - Fact-finding and educational visit
Total Cost - $7,570.00

KILPATRICK, CAROLYN CHEEKS - Democratic Party
January 8, 2001 - January 13, 2001 (6 days)
Taiwan
Purpose - Fact-finding and educational visit
Total Cost - $7,570.00

KING, PETER - Republican Party
August 27, 2001 - August 30, 2001 (4 days)
Taiwan
Purpose - Education/meetings
Total Cost - $5,600.00

LEE, BARBARA - Democratic Party
January 6, 2001 - January 13, 2001 (8 days)
Taiwan
Purpose - Fact-finding and educational visit
Total Cost - $7,570.00

MEEKS, GREGORY W - Democratic Party
January 8, 2001 - January 8, 2001 (1 days)
Taiwan
Purpose - fact-finding and educational visit
Total Cost - $13,790.00

NAPOLITANO, GRACE - Democratic Party
November 11, 2000 - November 26, 2000 (16 days)
Taiwan
Purpose - Attending seminar, education visit
Total Cost - $3,770.00

NETHERCUTT, GEORGE R - Republican Party
April 10, 2001 - April 17, 2001 (8 days)
Taiwan
Purpose - Attend seminar
Total Cost - $3,770.00

ORTIZ, SOLOMON P - Democratic Party
May 29, 2000 - June 2, 2000 (5 days)
Taipei, Taiwan
Purpose - Fact-finding and education
Total Cost - $4,950.00

ORTIZ, SOLOMON P - Democratic Party
May 26, 2001 - June 2, 2001 (8 days)
Taiwan
Purpose - Fact finding
Total Cost - $5,050.00

OSE, DOUG - Republican Party
January 6, 2002 - January 11, 2002 (6 days)
Taiwan
Purpose - fact-finding, educational and economic development
Total Cost - $5,050.00

REYES, SILVESTRE - Democratic Party
May 29, 2000 - June 2, 2000 (5 days)
Taipei, Taiwan
Purpose - Fact-finding and educational visit
Total Cost - $8,550.00

RILEY, BOB - Republican Party
August 13, 2000 - August 17, 2000 (5 days)
Taiwan
Purpose - Fact-finding
Total Cost - $2,129.00

ROS-LEHTINEN, ILEANA - Republican Party
August 28, 2001 - August 30, 2001 (3 days)
Taipei, Taiwan - Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Purpose - educational and meetings with governmental officials
Total Cost - $1,226.00

SENSENBRENNER, F JAMES JR - Republican Party
January 2, 2000 - January 8, 2000 (7 days)
Taiwan
Purpose - Fact-finding/education
Total Cost - $2,550.00

SOUDER, MARK E - Republican Party
July 1, 2000 - July 10, 2000 (10 days)
Singapore
Co-sponsor(s): Singapore International Foundation
Purpose - official visit to gov't leaders
Total Cost - $20,831.66

WEXLER, ROBERT - Democratic Party
December 17, 2001 - December 21, 2001 (5 days)
Taiwan
Purpose - fact finding and educational visit
Total Cost - $4,786.00

WU, DAVID MR. - Democratic Party
April 13, 2001 - April 18, 2001 (6 days)
Taipei, Taiwan - Hong Kong
Co-sponsor(s): H & Q Asia Pacific
Purpose - fact finding and educational visit
Total Cost - $6,362.00

GUTIERREZ, LUIS V - Democratic Party
May 27, 2001 - June 2, 2001 (7 days)
Taipei, Taiwan
Purpose - Fact finding and educational visit to Taiwan
Total Cost - $8,600.00

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.