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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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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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Trips sponsored by

National Center for Public Policy & Research


Total cost of 7 trips: $90,384.00


Traveler: Susan Hirschmann (from the office of Tom Delay)
Destination: GREAT BRITAIN
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL
Date: May 22, 2000 (11 days)
Expense: $27,626.00
source

Traveler: Tom Delay (from the office of Tom Delay)
Destination: GREAT BRITAIN
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL
Date: May 25, 2000 (9 days)
Expense: $28,106.00
source

Traveler: Tony Rudy (from the office of Tom Delay)
Destination: GREAT BRITAIN
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL
Date: May 29, 2000 (5 days)
Expense: $14,533.00
source

Traveler: Bob Ney (from the office of Bob Ney)
Destination: VISIT UNITED KINGDOM - TRAVEL TO SCOTLAND & LEAVE LONDON
Purpose: SPEECH TO SCOTTISH PARLIAMENTARIANS; ATTEND EDINBURGH MILITARY TATTOO; VISIT BRITISH PARLIAMENT
Date: Aug 3, 2002 (6 days)
Expense: $3,200.00
source

Traveler: Mark Zachares (from the office of Don Young)
Destination: SCOTLAND
Purpose: FACT-FINDING
Date: Aug 9, 2003 (5 days)
Expense: $5,643.00
source

Traveler: Tom Feeney (from the office of Tom Feeney)
Destination: SCOTLAND
Purpose: CONGRESSIONAL INFORMATIVE TOUR
Date: Aug 9, 2003 (5 days)
Expense: $5,643.00
source

Traveler: Bob Brooks (from the office of Jim Mccrery)
Destination: DUNDEE SCOTLAND, PRESTWICK SCOTLAND
Purpose: FACT-FINDING
Date: Aug 9, 2003 (5 days)
Expense: $5,633.00
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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.

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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.