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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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Trips sponsored by

Oman Chamber of Commerce and Industry


Total cost of 10 trips: $85,100.00


Traveler: Thomas Kahn (from the office of John Spratt)
Destination: OMAN
Purpose: FACT FINDING
Date: Apr 18, 2000 (9 days)
Expense: $8,510.00
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Traveler: James Keena (from the office of Thomas Allen)
Destination: SULTANATE OF OMAN
Purpose: FACT-FINDING
Date: Apr 19, 2000 (8 days)
Expense: $8,510.00
source

Traveler: Gene Smith (from the office of Howard Berman)
Destination: OMAN
Purpose: FACT-FINDING
Date: Apr 19, 2000 (8 days)
Expense: $8,510.00
source

Traveler: Robert King (from the office of Sam Gejdenson)
Destination: MUSCAT, OMAN
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL; FACTFINDING
Date: Apr 19, 2000 (8 days)
Expense: $8,510.00
source

Traveler: Eric Johnson (from the office of Robert Wexler)
Destination: OMAN
Purpose: FACT-FINDING
Date: Apr 19, 2000 (8 days)
Expense: $8,510.00
source

Traveler: Samuel Stratman (from the office of Henry Hyde)
Destination: OMAN
Purpose: FACT FINDING
Date: Apr 19, 2000 (8 days)
Expense: $8,510.00
source

Traveler: Bradley Ayers (from the office of Roger Wicker)
Destination: TOUR OF OMANI BUSINESS & MEETINGS WITH GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS.
Purpose: FACT-FINDING
Date: Apr 19, 2000 (8 days)
Expense: $8,510.00
source

Traveler: Jodi Smith (from the office of Doug Bereuter)
Destination: MUSCAT, OMAN
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL
Date: Apr 19, 2000 (8 days)
Expense: $8,510.00
source

Traveler: Jameel Johnson (from the office of Gregory Meeks)
Destination: OMAN
Purpose: FACT-FINDING
Date: Apr 19, 2000 (8 days)
Expense: $8,510.00
source

Traveler: Kay King (from the office of Tom Lantos)
Destination: OMAN
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL
Date: Apr 19, 2000 (8 days)
Expense: $8,510.00
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.

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.