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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 Council for Community and Education Partnerships


Total cost of 14 trips: $23,327.15


Traveler: Daniel Barba (from the office of Loretta Sanchez)
Destination: SANTA ANA, CA
Purpose: HISPANIC/LATINO EDUCATION POLICY FORUM
Date: Apr 16, 2001 (4 days)
Expense: $1,560.00
source

Traveler: Emily Merchant (from the office of Jim Matheson)
Destination: LOS ANGELES, CA TO OXNARD, CA
Purpose: ATTENDANCE AT MEETINGS ON EDUCATION-SCHOOL-SITE VISITS
Date: Apr 17, 2001 (4 days)
Expense: $2,063.75
source

Traveler: Jonathan Poverud (from the office of Karen Thurman)
Destination: OXNARD, CA
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL
Date: Apr 17, 2001 (4 days)
Expense: $1,596.50
source

Traveler: Leticia Mederos (from the office of Carrie Meek)
Destination: LAX/CAX
Purpose: CONFERENCE ON EDUCATIONAL PARTNERSHIPS
Date: Apr 17, 2001 (5 days)
Expense: $1,596.50
source

Traveler: Tiffany Mulligan (from the office of Mark Souder)
Destination: OXNARD, CA
Purpose: FACT FINDING & EDUCATIONAL VISIT; ATTENDED SEMINARS
Date: Apr 17, 2001 (4 days)
Expense: $2,127.25
source

Traveler: Minnie Langham (from the office of Bennie Thompson)
Destination: WASHINGTON, D.C. TO LOS ANGELES, CA
Purpose: EVALUATE THE FEDERAL ROLE IN ELIMINATING EDUCATIONAL BARRIERS AT CRITICAL TRANSITION POINTS.
Date: Apr 17, 2001 (5 days)
Expense: $1,546.50
source

Traveler: Constance Olivia Harvey (from the office of Bennie Thompson)
Destination: WASHINGTON, D.C. TO LOS ANGELES, CA
Purpose: EVALUATE THE FEDERAL ROLE IN ELIMINATING EDUCATIONAL BARRIERS AT CRITICAL TRANSITION POINTS
Date: Apr 17, 2001 (5 days)
Expense: $1,546.50
source

Traveler: Joseph Richburg (from the office of Donald Payne)
Destination:
Purpose: DISCUSSION ON ACCESS TO HIGHER EDUCATION
Date: Apr 17, 2001 (4 days)
Expense: $2,127.25
source

Traveler: Larry Walker (from the office of Major Owens)
Destination:
Purpose: TO EXAMINE THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENTS ROLE IN K-16 EDUCATION
Date: Apr 17, 2001 (4 days)
Expense: $1,596.50
source

Traveler: James Kvaal (from the office of George Miller)
Destination: OXNARD, CALIFORNIA
Purpose: CONFERENCE ON K-16 PARTNERSHIPS
Date: Apr 17, 2001 (5 days)
Expense: $1,596.50
source

Traveler: Stephanie Christensen (from the office of Deborah Pryce)
Destination: EDUCATION CONFERENCE IN OXNARD, CA AT EMBASSY SUITES
Purpose: EDUCATION CONFERENCE-FOCUSED ON UNDERSERVED AND MINORITY ED PROGRAMS
Date: Apr 17, 2001 (5 days)
Expense: $1,596.50
source

Traveler: Karen Bloom (from the office of Robert Borski)
Destination:
Purpose: DEVELOPING THE FEDERAL & STATE ROLE IN IMPROVING K-12 EDUCATION
Date: Apr 17, 2001 (4 days)
Expense: $1,665.00
source

Traveler: Arthur Estopinan (from the office of Ileana Ros-Lehtinen)
Destination: SANTA ANNA, CA TO OXNARD, CA AND OXNARD, CA TO WASHINGTON, DC
Purpose: VISIT LOW-INCOME SCHOOLS IN OXNARD TO STUDY THEIR EDUCATION CURRICULUM
Date: Apr 18, 2001 (4 days)
Expense: $1,546.50
source

Traveler: Arthur Estopinan (from the office of Ileana Ros-Lehtinen)
Destination: BROWNSVILLE, TX
Purpose: LEARN EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMS TO HELP LOW INCOME MINORITY STUDENTS SUCCEED IN K-12 SCHOOLS-HOW CONGRESS CAN SUPPORT PROGRAMS-SUCH AS ENLACE
Date: Sep 25, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $1,161.90
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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.