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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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Trips sponsored by

American Arab Chamber of Commerce


Total cost of 14 trips: $76,468.00


Traveler: Tricia Geringer (from the office of George Radanovich)
Destination: CAIRO & LUXOR, EGYPT
Purpose: DEVELOP AN UNDERSTANDING OF THE EGYPTIAN GOVERNMENT AND LEARN ABOUT ITS PRIORITIES IN THE CONTEXT OF THE MIDDLE EAST.
Date: Jan 17, 2003 (8 days)
Expense: $2,750.00
source

Traveler: Rob Neal (from the office of George Nethercutt)
Destination: DC-CAIRO AND LUXOR, EGYPT
Purpose: FACT-FINDING
Date: Jan 17, 2003 (7 days)
Expense: $2,750.00
source

Traveler: Cindy Brown (from the office of Ron Kind)
Destination: CAIRO & LUXOR EGYPT
Purpose: FACT FINDING TRIP
Date: Jan 17, 2003 (8 days)
Expense: $2,750.00
source

Traveler: Mandy Bowers (from the office of Dave Camp)
Destination: EGYPT
Purpose: FOREIGN RELATIONS AND TRADE ISSUES
Date: Jan 17, 2003 (8 days)
Expense: $2,750.00
source

Traveler: Marc Mealy (from the office of Gregory Meeks)
Destination: PARIS - CAIRO
Purpose: FACT-FINDING
Date: Jan 17, 2003 (7 days)
Expense: $2,750.00
source

Traveler: Dianne Miller (from the office of Maurice Hinchey)
Destination: WASHINGTON, DC-CAIRO, EGYPT-LUKOR, EGYPT
Purpose: FACT-FINDING-ECONOMIC & POLITICAL RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN U.S. & EGYPT
Date: Jan 17, 2003 (7 days)
Expense: $2,750.00
source

Traveler: Nona Darrell (from the office of Tim Holden)
Destination: EGYPT
Purpose: FACT FINDING
Date: Jan 17, 2003 (7 days)
Expense: $2,750.00
source

Traveler: Brian Vigue (from the office of Patrick Kennedy)
Destination: CAIRO
Purpose: FACT-FINDING
Date: Jan 17, 2003 (9 days)
Expense: $2,750.00
source

Traveler: Carolyn Kilpatrick (from the office of Carolyn Kilpatrick)
Destination: DULLES, VA-CAIRO, EGYPT-DETROIT, MI
Purpose: FACT FINDING
Date: Mar 19, 2005 (6 days)
Expense: $9,713.00
source

Traveler: Kimberly Rudolph (from the office of Carolyn Kilpatrick)
Destination: DULLES, VA-CAIRO, EGYPT-DETROIT, MI
Purpose: FACT FINDING
Date: Mar 19, 2005 (6 days)
Expense: $7,843.00
source

Traveler: Khalil Munir (from the office of Carolyn Kilpatrick)
Destination: CAIRO, EGYPT
Purpose: FACT FINDING
Date: Mar 19, 2005 (6 days)
Expense: $7,503.00
source

Traveler: Gregory Meeks (from the office of Gregory Meeks)
Destination: EGYPT
Purpose: FACT-FINDING
Date: Mar 19, 2005 (6 days)
Expense: $9,243.00
source

Traveler: Barbara Lee (from the office of Barbara Lee)
Destination: DC - CAIRO, EGYPT - LOS ANGELES
Purpose: FACT FINDING
Date: Mar 19, 2005 (6 days)
Expense: $10,563.00
source

Traveler: Sheila Jackson Lee (from the office of Sheila Jackson Lee)
Destination: D.C. TO CAIRO-3/19-TO PARIS 3/20-PARIS-EGYPT 3/25-LEAVE CAIRO
Purpose: TO MAINTAIN BI-LATEST RELATIONS BETWEEN THE U.S. & EGYPT
Date: Mar 19, 2005 (6 days)
Expense: $9,603.00
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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.

Recent Posts

  • 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.
  • 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.