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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

Singapore International Foundation


Total cost of 17 trips: $103,109.85


Traveler: Nicole Venable (from the office of Michael Collins)
Destination: SINGAPORE
Purpose: MEETINGS WITH GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS ON SINGAPORE TRADE, ECONOMY US POLICY AND SOCIETY
Date: Aug 15, 1999 (7 days)
Expense: $6,184.16
source

Traveler: Amy Healy (from the office of Pat Danner)
Destination: SINGAPORE
Purpose: FACT FINDING
Date: Apr 14, 2000 (7 days)
Expense: $6,229.00
source

Traveler: Faith Blackburne (from the office of Gregory Meeks)
Destination: SINGAPORE
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL FACT FINDING TRIP
Date: Aug 25, 2000 (9 days)
Expense: $10,117.18
source

Traveler: Jordan Bernstein (from the office of Jo Ann Emerson)
Destination: SINGAPORE
Purpose: STUDY THE POLITICAL, SECURITY, AND TRADE RELATIONS BETWEEN THE U.S. AND SINGAPORE
Date: Aug 27, 2000 (6 days)
Expense: $6,315.00
source

Traveler: Sean Mulvaney (from the office of Jim Kolbe)
Destination: SINGAPORE
Purpose: U.S. - SINGAPORE RELATIONS/FACT FINDING
Date: Aug 12, 2001 (6 days)
Expense: $8,935.36
source

Traveler: Rick Boucher (from the office of Rick Boucher)
Destination: SINGAPORE
Purpose: SPEECH TO CONFERENCE ON THE U.S. INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY POLICY AGENDA
Date: Aug 18, 2001 (5 days)
Expense: $4,900.00
source

Traveler: Marc Mealy (from the office of Gregory Meeks)
Destination: DULLES-TOKYO-SINGAPORE-NEWARK, NJ-REAGAN NAT. AIRPORT
Purpose: FACT-FINDING
Date: Mar 15, 2002 (17 days)
Expense: $6,984.70
source

Traveler: Robert Holste (from the office of Philip English)
Destination: SINGAPORE
Purpose: TRADE TRIP-INTERNATIONAL TRADE ISSUES/POLICY
Date: Mar 22, 2002 (9 days)
Expense: $6,762.29
source

Traveler: Stephanie Lester (from the office of William Thomas)
Destination: SINGAPORE
Purpose: CONGRESSIONAL STAFF FACT-FINDING TRIP
Date: Mar 23, 2002 (8 days)
Expense: $6,790.96
source

Traveler: Edward Burrier (from the office of Edward Royce)
Destination: U.S.A TO SINGAPORE
Purpose: MEET WITH U.S. OFFICIALS IN SINGAPORE, AMBASSADOR, ETC MEET WITH SENIOR OFFICIALS IN SINGAPORE SUIT ON FTA
Date: Mar 23, 2002 (6 days)
Expense: $3,777.10
source

Traveler: George Shevlin (from the office of John Larson)
Destination: SINGAPORE, BANGKOK
Purpose: FACTFACTING/EDUCATION - SINGAPORE-US FTA, MILITARY RELATIONS
Date: Mar 23, 2002 (14 days)
Expense: $6,276.86
source

Traveler: Paul Poteet (from the office of Wally Herger)
Destination: MEETINGS WITH SINGAPORE GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL/FACT-FINDING
Date: Mar 23, 2002 (8 days)
Expense: $6,790.96
source

Traveler: Rohit Kumar (from the office of Trent Lott)
Destination: SINGAPORE
Purpose: TO MEET WITH U.S. EMBASSY OFFICIALS, SINGAPORE MINISTERS, AND OTHER OFFICIALS IN ORDER TO LEARN MORE ABOUT U.S. TRADE WITH SINGAPORE AND TO LEARN ABOUT SINGAPORE'S ANTI-TERRORISM EFFORTS
Date: Aug 10, 2002 (6 days)
Expense: $6,754.00
source

Traveler: Amy Angelier (from the office of Don Nickles)
Destination: SINGAPORE
Purpose: DISCUSS WITH DECISION MAKERS THE CURRENT ECONOMIC AND POLITICAL CLIMATE IN SINGAPORE
Date: Aug 10, 2002 (8 days)
Expense: $7,470.00
source

Traveler: Glen Downs (from the office of Walter Jones)
Destination: SINGAPORE
Purpose: MEET WITH BUSINESS, GOVERNMENT, AND CULTURAL LEADERS TO DISCUSS MATTERS OF MUTUAL IMPORTANCE
Date: Aug 27, 2005 (6 days)
Expense: $2,940.76
source

Traveler: Ed Mcdonald (from the office of Howard Coble)
Destination: SINGAPORE
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN A SERIES OF BRIEFINGS AND MEETINGS WITH OFFICIALS IN SINGAPORE TO DISCUSS RELATIONS BETWEEN THE UNITED STATES AND SINGAPORE
Date: Aug 27, 2005 (6 days)
Expense: $2,940.76
source

Traveler: Julie Nickson (from the office of Barbara Lee)
Destination: SINGAPORE
Purpose: FACT FINDING
Date: Aug 27, 2005 (6 days)
Expense: $2,940.76
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

  • 11.17.14

    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.