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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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    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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NBC/Discovery Channel - $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

  • 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.