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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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Office of

Robert Wexler


Total cost of 85 office trips: $373,138.13


Trips by Robert Wexler
Total cost of congressperson's 20 trips: $174,763.87

Destination: MOROCCO; KUWAIT; UNITED ARAB EMIRATES; OMAN
Sponsor: Center for Middle East Peace & Economic Cooperation
Purpose: EDUCATION/MEETING W/GOVT OFFICIALS
Date: Jan 10, 2000 (7 days)
Expense: $14,408.92
source

Destination: ISRAEL
Sponsor: International Coalition for Missing Israeli Soldiers
Purpose: FACT-FINDING & SPEAKING ENGAGEMENT
Date: Jun 1, 2000 (4 days)
Expense: $3,160.80
source

Destination: TEL AVIV, AMMAN, BEIRUT
Sponsor: Center for Middle East Peace & Economic Cooperation
Purpose: FACT-FINDING
Date: Feb 17, 2001 (5 days)
Expense: $8,408.27
source

Destination:
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL/FACT-FINDING
Date: Mar 9, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $950.00
source

Destination: TURKEY
Sponsor: US-Turkish Business Counsel of Deik
Purpose: FACT-FINDING
Date: May 30, 2001 (6 days)
Expense: $11,915.00
source

Destination: SAUDI ARABIA; BAHRAIN
Sponsor: Center for Middle East Peace & Economic Cooperation
Purpose: FACT-FINDING
Date: Oct 4, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $10,517.17
source

Destination: TEL AVIV
Sponsor: Center for Middle East Peace & Economic Cooperation
Purpose: FACT-FINDING
Date: Nov 25, 2001 (4 days)
Expense: $8,419.05
source

Destination: TAIWAN, ROC
Sponsor: Chinese National Association of Industry and Commerce
Purpose: FACT-FINDING & EDUCATIONAL VISIT
Date: Dec 17, 2001 (4 days)
Expense: $4,786.00
source

Destination: NEW DELHI, INDIA
Sponsor: Confederation of Indian Industry
Purpose: FACT-FINDING
Date: Jan 5, 2002 (4 days)
Expense: $6,221.68
source

Destination: ANKARA AND ISTANBUL, TURKEY
Sponsor: ITKIB Association USA
Purpose: FACT-FINDING TRIP-CAUCUS ON US TURKISH RELATIONS
Date: Feb 14, 2002 (8 days)
Expense: $13,616.66
source

Destination: SAUDI ARABIA, JORDAN, ISRAEL
Sponsor: Center for Middle East Peace & Economic Cooperation
Purpose: FACT-FINDING-MEETINGS W/ GOVT. OFFICIALS
Date: Mar 3, 2002 (5 days)
Expense: $7,772.79
source

Destination: KAZAKHSTAN
Sponsor: Jewish Congress of Kazakhstan
Purpose: MTG W/ GOVT. OFFICIALS/FACT-FINDING
Date: May 26, 2002 (5 days)
Expense: $29,950.72
source

Destination: SAUDI ARABIA, CAIRO, TEL AVIV
Sponsor: Center for Middle East Peace & Economic Cooperation
Purpose: FACT-FINDING; MTG W/ OFFICIALS
Date: Jun 28, 2002 (5 days)
Expense: $11,991.33
source

Destination: TAIWAN, REPUBLIC OF CHINA
Sponsor: Chinese International Economic Cooperation Association
Purpose: FACT-FINDING
Date: Jan 15, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $6,539.00
source

Destination: COLOGNE, GERMANY
Sponsor: International Management and Development Institute
Purpose: US-GERMANY ROUNDTABLE
Date: Feb 18, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $8,120.55
source

Destination: BERLIN
Sponsor: Friedrich Ebert Stiftung
Purpose: FACT-FINDING/EDUCATIONAL
Date: Nov 8, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $4,571.55
source

Destination: VIENNA-BRATSLAVA-BUDEPEST
Sponsor: International Management and Development Institute
Purpose: MTGS W/GOVT. OFFICIALS
Date: Apr 13, 2004 (6 days)
Expense: $3,787.72
source

Destination: AMMAN, JORDAN-TEL AVIV, ISRAEL
Sponsor: American Jewish Committee
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL SEMINARS IN JORDAN & ISRAEL
Date: Nov 6, 2004 (6 days)
Expense: $6,461.75
source

Destination: KRAKOW & WARSAW, POLAND
Sponsor: Museum of the History of Polish Jews
Purpose: FACT-FINDING
Date: Mar 21, 2005 (3 days)
Expense: $7,250.85
source

Destination: WASH, DC-BEIJING, CHINA-NANJING, CHINA-SHANGHAI, CHINA-NEW YORK
Sponsor: CASI FOUNDATION FOR CHILDREN & CHINA CONTACT FRIENDLY ASSOC.
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL/FACT-FINDING
Date: Jul 3, 2005 (5 days)
Expense: $5,914.06
source


Congressional staff traveling under the office of Robert Wexler

Debra Armentrout
Eva Cargill
James De Jesus
Eric Johnson
Jonathan Katz
Jacob Kurtz
Jacob Kurtzer
Lale Mamaux
Ellen Mclaren
Joshua Rogin
Halie Soifer
Suzanne Stoll
Halie Suifer
Lisa White
Eugene Wilk



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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    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.
  • 11.10.14

    Radio: The Internet of the 1930s

    Some predicted radio would be a powerful force for democratizing information and spreading knowledge to a vast population previously separated by geography or income. But the new technology also raised anxieties.