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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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Recording Industry Association of America - $24,763.45 spent on 11 trips
32.2% spent on Democratic Party
0.0% spent on Independent Party
67.8% spent on Republican Party

CLEMENT, BOB - Democratic Party
April 26, 2001 - April 26, 2001 (1 days)
Nashville, TN
Purpose - Informational trip
Total Cost - $1,750.00

COBLE, JOHN HOWARD - Republican Party
April 27, 2001 - April 28, 2001 (2 days)
Nashville, TN
Purpose - Attend briefing on issues affecting the music industry
Total Cost - $1,058.50

FOLEY, MARK - Republican Party
March 15, 2001 - March 16, 2001 (2 days)
New York, NY
Purpose - Briefings and tours with Sony, Warner and Universal record labels.
Total Cost - $350.00

JONES, STEPHANIE TUBBS - Democratic Party
March 19, 2001 - March 20, 2001 (2 days)
New York, NY
Purpose - Not specified
Total Cost - $615.00

RADANOVICH, GEORGE - Republican Party
March 16, 2001 - March 17, 2001 (2 days)
New York, NY
Purpose - educational visit and briefing
Total Cost - $1,032.13

SCARBOROUGH, CHARLES JOSEPH - Republican Party
March 15, 2001 - March 18, 2001 (4 days)
New York, NY
Co-sponsor(s): Sony Music
Purpose - study intellectual property issues, online music technology, etc.
Total Cost - $1,118.26

SENSENBRENNER, F JAMES JR - Republican Party
January 10, 2003 - January 17, 2003 (8 days)
Taipei, Taiwan - Bangkok, Thailand
Purpose - judiciary committee fact-finding trip
Total Cost - $11,685.09

UPTON, FREDERICK STEPHEN - Republican Party
March 16, 2001 - March 16, 2001 (1 days)
New York, NY
Purpose - Briefings/workshops in reference to the recording industry.
Total Cost - $438.75

WATERS, MAXINE - Democratic Party
July 3, 2002 - July 7, 2002 (5 days)
New Orleans, LA
Purpose - victory celebration and award presentation by the National Black Environmental Justice Network
Total Cost - $3,214.00

WATT, MELVIN L - Democratic Party
February 6, 2004 - February 9, 2004 (4 days)
Los Angeles, CA
Co-sponsor(s): National Assn of Recording Artists
Purpose - intellectual property and copyright issues in the recording industries
Total Cost - $2,383.46

WELLER, GERALD C JERRY - Republican Party
March 15, 2001 - March 17, 2001 (3 days)
New York, NY
Purpose - gain an overview of copyright issues
Total Cost - $1,118.26

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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  • 11.24.14

    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.