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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

    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.
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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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Trips sponsored by

Jewish Community Relations Council(s)


Total cost of 24 trips: $86,857.69


Traveler: Stanton Bullock (from the office of Daniel Patrick Moynihan)
Destination: ISRAEL & JORDAN
Purpose: EDUCATION, FACT-FINDING-ISRAEL/MIDDLE EAST/PEACE PROCESS
Date: Jan 9, 2000 (8 days)
Expense: $2,493.00
source

Traveler: David Williams (from the office of Michael Forbes)
Destination: ISRAEL/JORDAN
Purpose: EDUCATION, FACT-FINDING-ISRAEL/MIDDLE EAST/PEACE PROCESS
Date: Jan 9, 2000 (8 days)
Expense: $2,493.00
source

Traveler: Jim Messina (from the office of Carolyn Mccarthy)
Destination: ISRAEL/JORDAN
Purpose: EDUCATION, FACT-FINDING, ISRAEL-MIDDLE EAST, PEACE PROCESS
Date: Jan 9, 2000 (8 days)
Expense: $2,393.00
source

Traveler: Jameel Johnson (from the office of Gregory Meeks)
Destination: ISRAEL/JORDAN
Purpose: EDUCATION, FACT-FINDING - ISRAEL/MIDDLE EAST PEACE PROCESS
Date: Jan 9, 2000 (8 days)
Expense: $2,493.00
source

Traveler: Christopher Connell (from the office of Joseph Crowley)
Destination: ISRAEL/JORDAN
Purpose: EDUCATION, FACT-FINDING-ISRAEL/MIDDLE BASE/POACO PROCESS
Date: Jan 9, 2000 (8 days)
Expense: $2,493.00
source

Traveler: Kevin Ryan (from the office of Anthony Weiner)
Destination: ISRAEL / JORDAN
Purpose: EDUCATION, FACT-FINDING - ISRAEL/MIDDLE EAST/PORCO
Date: Jan 9, 2000 (8 days)
Expense: $2,493.00
source

Traveler: John Calvelli (from the office of Eliot Engel)
Destination: ISABEL-JORDAN
Purpose: EDUCATION, FACT-FINDING - ISRAEL/MIDDLE EAST/PASCA
Date: Jan 9, 2000 (8 days)
Expense: $2,493.00
source

Traveler: Matthew Traub (from the office of Nita Lowey)
Destination: ISRAEL & JORDAN
Purpose: EDUCATION AND FACT-FINDING RE: ISRAEL, MIDDLE EAST PEACE PROCESS
Date: Jan 9, 2000 (8 days)
Expense: $2,493.00
source

Traveler: Steve Hall (from the office of Sue Kelly)
Destination: ISRAEL / JORDAN
Purpose: EDUCATION, FACT-FINDING, ISRAEL-MIDDLE EAST PEACE PROCESS
Date: Jan 9, 2000 (8 days)
Expense: $2,493.00
source

Traveler: Kiersten Stewart (from the office of Maurice Hinchey)
Destination: ISRAEL/JORDAN
Purpose: EDUCATION, FACT-FINDING-ISRAEL/MIDDLE EAST
Date: Jan 9, 2000 (8 days)
Expense: $2,493.00
source

Traveler: Stuart Gottlieb (from the office of Charles Schumer)
Destination: ISRAEL
Purpose: BUSINESS
Date: Jul 5, 2001 (5 days)
Expense: $2,956.10
source

Traveler: Charles Schumer (from the office of Charles Schumer)
Destination: ISRAEL
Purpose: MEETINGS WITH ISRAELI LEADERS
Date: Jul 7, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $12,218.00
source

Traveler: Bradley Tusk (from the office of Charles Schumer)
Destination: ISRAEL
Purpose: MEETINGS WITH ISRAELI LEADERS
Date: Jul 7, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $2,650.00
source

Traveler: Hillary Clinton (from the office of Hillary Clinton)
Destination: NEWARK-ISRAEL-NEW YORK
Purpose: FACT FINDING TRAVEL
Date: Feb 22, 2002 (2 days)
Expense: $3,392.89
source

Traveler: Huma Abedin (from the office of Hillary Clinton)
Destination: ISRAEL
Purpose:
Date: Feb 22, 2002 (2 days)
Expense: $1,875.76
source

Traveler: Barbara Mikulski (from the office of Barbara Mikulski)
Destination: NEW YORK, NEW YORK
Purpose: TO GIVE A SPEECH
Date: Feb 8, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $337.54
source

Traveler: Gregory Meeks (from the office of Gregory Meeks)
Destination: ISRAEL
Purpose: FACT-FINDING
Date: Aug 17, 2003 (5 days)
Expense: $4,596.90
source

Traveler: Anthony Weiner (from the office of Anthony Weiner)
Destination: TEL AVIV (ISRAEL)
Purpose: FACT FINDING
Date: Aug 17, 2003 (5 days)
Expense: $4,510.90
source

Traveler: Eliot Engel (from the office of Eliot Engel)
Destination: LONDON - ISRAEL - NEW YORK
Purpose: PARTICIPATE IN MEETINGS WITH ELECTED & COMMUNITY LEADERS
Date: Aug 17, 2003 (5 days)
Expense: $7,441.20
source

Traveler: Mark Kennedy (from the office of Mark Kennedy)
Destination: ISRAEL
Purpose: FACT FINDING - LEARNING VIABLE INFORMATION REGARDING HOMELAND SECURITY, INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS, U.S.-ISRAEL RELATIONS
Date: Jan 11, 2004 (4 days)
Expense: $4,727.80
source

Traveler: John Kline (from the office of John Kline)
Destination: TEL AVIV, ISRAEL
Purpose: MEETINGS WITH FOREIGN LEADERS, FACT-FINDING MISSIONS
Date: Jan 11, 2004 (5 days)
Expense: $4,727.80
source

Traveler: Michael Capuano (from the office of Michael Capuano)
Destination: ISRAEL
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL
Date: Jan 9, 2005 (9 days)
Expense: $5,810.40
source

Traveler: Kate Auspitz (from the office of Michael Capuano)
Destination: ISRAEL
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL
Date: Jan 9, 2005 (9 days)
Expense: $3,461.40
source

Traveler: Jeffrey Thomas (from the office of Barbara Lee)
Destination: NEW YORK, NEW YORK; TEL AVIV, ISRAEL; SAN FRANCISCO, CA
Purpose: EXPOSURE TO VIEWS AND ISSUES OF MIDDLE EAST PEACE WITH NGO'S AND GOV'T OFFICIALS AND PRIVATE INDIVIDUALS
Date: Mar 3, 2005 (10 days)
Expense: $3,321.00
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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

  • 11.24.14

    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.