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(Photos: Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library)

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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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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

Friedrich Ebert Stiftung


Total cost of 5 trips: $16,843.00


Traveler: Sonja Maria Miller (from the office of John Boehner)
Destination: FRA & TXL
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN "GLOBAL ATLANTICISTS" MEETING FROM 11-08 TO 11-10-03; PURPOSE TO BUILD TRANSATLANTIC RELATIONSHIPS AND DISCUSS INTERNATIONAL AND DOMESTIC ISSUES - FROM NATIONAL DEFENSE, TO EDUCATION, TO NATIONAL SERVICE, HEALTHCARE, ETC
Date: Nov 5, 2003 (6 days)
Expense: $2,829.80
source

Traveler: John Olmsted (from the office of Joseph Crowley)
Destination: BERLIN
Purpose: CONFERENCE ON TRANSATLANTIC RELATIONSHIP
Date: Nov 7, 2003 (4 days)
Expense: $3,688.10
source

Traveler: David Lofye (from the office of Nicholas Lampson)
Destination: BERLIN
Purpose: GLOBAL ATLANTICISTS POLICY EXCHANGE & DEHALE
Date: Nov 7, 2003 (8 days)
Expense: $2,131.43
source

Traveler: Frederick Downey (from the office of Joseph Lieberman)
Destination: BERLIN, GERMANY
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN A MULTINATIONAL CONFERENCES ON TRANS ATLANTIC RELATIONS
Date: Nov 8, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $3,622.12
source

Traveler: Robert Wexler (from the office of Robert Wexler)
Destination: BERLIN
Purpose: FACT-FINDING/EDUCATIONAL
Date: Nov 8, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $4,571.55
source



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.