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(Photos: Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library)

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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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Trips sponsored by

Panetta Institute


Total cost of 6 trips: $27,421.91


Traveler: Russell Feingold (from the office of Russ Feingold)
Destination: THE INN AT SPANISH BAY, MONTERREY, CA
Purpose: TO ACCEPT THE JEFFERSON-LINCOLN AWARD PRESENTED BY THE INSTITUTE
Date: Nov 9, 2002 (1 day)
Expense: $859.00
source

Traveler: Marty Meehan (from the office of Marty Meehan)
Destination: SAN FRAN
Purpose: CONG. MEEHAN WAS AWARDED THE PANELTA INSTITUTE'S JEFFERSON. LINCOLN AWARD FOR PUBLIC SERVICE
Date: Nov 7, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $8,417.00
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Traveler: Richard Gephardt (from the office of Richard Gephardt)
Destination: MONTEREY, CA
Purpose: TO BE PART OF STUDENT PROGRAM
Date: May 23, 2004
Expense: $8,099.00
source

Traveler: Hillary Clinton (from the office of Hillary Clinton)
Destination: SAN FRANCISCO, CA
Purpose: SPEECH
Date: Jun 28, 2004
Expense: $1,396.00
source

Traveler: Huma Abedin (from the office of Hillary Clinton)
Destination: SAN FRANCISCO, CA
Purpose: SPEECH
Date: Jun 28, 2004
Expense: $204.00
source

Traveler: Olympia Snowe (from the office of Olympia Snowe)
Destination: PEBBLE BEACH, CA
Purpose: TO RECEIVE THE 2004 JEFFERSON-LINCOLN AWARD (DINNER EVENT)
Date: Nov 13, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $8,446.91
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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.
  • 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.