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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.
  • 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.
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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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Nuclear Energy Institute - $313,087.78 spent on 24 trips
35.2% spent on Democratic Party
0.0% spent on Independent Party
64.8% spent on Republican Party

BARRETT, JAMES GRESHAM - Republican Party
August 12, 2003 - August 15, 2003 (4 days)
Las Vegas, NV
Purpose - To tour the Department of Energy's nuclear waste repository at Yucca Mountain
Total Cost - $3,774.09

BOEHNER, JOHN A - Republican Party
June 29, 2001 - July 6, 2001 (8 days)
Paris, France - Avignon, France
Purpose - Tour European nuclear technologies sites - fact finding.
Total Cost - $18,564.20

BOEHNER, JOHN A - Republican Party
June 28, 2002 - July 6, 2002 (9 days)
Barcelona, Spain - Seville, Spain
Purpose - fact-finding trip and tour of European nuclear technology sites
Total Cost - $16,813.30

BURR, RICHARD M - Republican Party
June 29, 2001 - July 6, 2001 (8 days)
Marseilles, France - Paris, France
Purpose - Tour French nuclear energy facilities
Total Cost - $18,413.80

BURR, RICHARD M - Republican Party
June 30, 2002 - July 6, 2002 (7 days)
Barcelona, Spain - Seville, Spain
Purpose - fact-finding and tour of European nuclear facilities
Total Cost - $16,907.30

CHAMBLISS, SAXBY - Republican Party
June 29, 2001 - July 6, 2001 (8 days)
Paris, France
Purpose - Tour French nuclear energy facilities
Total Cost - $15,769.20

CLYBURN, JAMES E - Democratic Party
November 17, 2000 - November 22, 2000 (6 days)
Paris, France
Purpose - Fact finding tour
Total Cost - $14,708.00

CRENSHAW, ANDER M - Republican Party
August 4, 2003 - August 8, 2003 (5 days)
Rome, Italy - London, England
Purpose - To tour energy facilities and ministries in Italy
Total Cost - $10,893.16

DOYLE, MIKE - Democratic Party
June 28, 2002 - July 4, 2002 (7 days)
Spain
Purpose - fact finding
Total Cost - $18,006.00

ETHERIDGE, BOB - Democratic Party
June 27, 2003 - July 3, 2003 (7 days)
Barcelona, Spain
Purpose - Fact-finding trip to Spanish nuclear facilities
Total Cost - $14,624.00

GRAHAM, LINDSEY OLIN - Republican Party
August 2, 2003 - August 7, 2003 (6 days)
Rome, Italy
Purpose - Fact-finding trip to nuclear facilities
Total Cost - $10,638.00

KIRK, MARK STEVEN - Republican Party
March 25, 2001 - March 25, 2001 (1 days)
Yucca Mountain, NV
Purpose - Helicopter flight and tour of Yucca Mountain
Total Cost - $360.00

LAHOOD, RAY - Republican Party
April 14, 2001 - April 21, 2001 (8 days)
Paris, France - Cherbourg, France
Purpose - Fact-finding trip to European nuclear technologies site
Total Cost - $15,002.40

LATHAM, THOMAS P - Republican Party
August 2, 2003 - August 8, 2003 (7 days)
Rome, Italy
Purpose - To meet with Energy Ministry, discuss post-Chernobyl nuclear policies, economic consequences of decreased nuclear generation in Italy. Toured geothermal facilities and discussed construction methods, new technologies and safety.
Total Cost - $18,053.14

MCCRERY, JAMES OTIS III - Republican Party
June 30, 2001 - July 6, 2001 (7 days)
Marseilles, France
Purpose - fact finding
Total Cost - $19,164.20

PASTOR, EDWARD L - Democratic Party
November 17, 2000 - November 22, 2000 (6 days)
Paris, France - Normandy, France
Purpose - Meet French senators and congressmen about nuclear energy issues and visit nuclear facilities
Total Cost - $19,685.00

PASTOR, EDWARD L - Democratic Party
May 24, 2003 - June 1, 2003 (9 days)
Barcelona, Spain - Avignon, France - Paris, France
Purpose - visit: Vandello I & II & ERODIF Enrichment Facility
Total Cost - $19,872.00

QUINN, JACK - Republican Party
April 15, 2001 - April 21, 2001 (7 days)
Paris, France - Cherbourg, France
Purpose - fact finding trip to European Nuclear sites
Total Cost - $16,131.40

SANDLIN, MAX - Democratic Party
November 11, 2001 - November 13, 2001 (3 days)
Las Vegas, NV - Yucca Mountain, NV
Purpose - fact finding program to Yucca Mountain, NV
Total Cost - $1,255.70

SHIMKUS, JOHN M - Republican Party
March 25, 2001 - March 26, 2001 (2 days)
Las Vegas, NV - Yucca Mountain, NV
Purpose - Tour Yucca Mountain - proposed nuclear waste storage site
Total Cost - $1,707.00

SIMMONS, ROB - Republican Party
June 24, 2001 - June 25, 2001 (2 days)
Las Vegas, NV - Yucca Mountain, NV
Purpose - Tour Yucca Mountain - proposed nuclear waste storage site
Total Cost - $1,629.40

CHAMBLISS, SAXBY - Republican Party
August 2, 2003 - August 8, 2003 (7 days)
Italy
Purpose - Fact finding trip to the Ansaldo-Camozzi Nuclear and special Components Facility in Italy.
Total Cost - $18,911.81

TOWNS, EDOLPHUS - Democratic Party
May 14, 2004 - May 14, 2004 (1 days)
New Orleans, LA
Purpose - Participate in program
Total Cost - $2,426.20

STUPAK, BART - Democratic Party
May 24, 2003 - June 1, 2003 (9 days)
Barcelona, Spain - Paris, France
Purpose - Tour of Spanish and French nuclear facilities and discussions with industry officials
Total Cost - $19,778.48

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.