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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

US-Malaysia Exchange Association


Total cost of 11 trips: $67,939.00


Traveler: Susan Mccue (from the office of Harry Reid)
Destination: MALAYSIA, HONGKONG
Purpose: FACT-FINDING, MEETING WITH PRIME MINISTER, DEFENSE & TOURARISM OFFICIALS, ECONOMISTS AND BUSINESS LEADERS
Date: Jan 12, 2002 (11 days)
Expense: $6,976.66
source

Traveler: Brian Gaston (from the office of Richard Armey)
Destination: KUALA LUMPUR, MALAYSIA
Purpose: MEET WITH MALAYSIAN AND HONG KONG GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS AND BUSINESS PEOPLE TO DISCUSS ISSUES PERTAINING TO TERRORISM, TRADE, HIGH-TECH, AND NATIONAL SECURITY
Date: Jan 12, 2002 (9 days)
Expense: $6,557.13
source

Traveler: Marc Mealy (from the office of Gregory Meeks)
Destination: TOKYO JAPAN-LUMPUR MALAYSIA-PENAG MALAYSIA-HONG KONG
Purpose: TO MEET US AND MALAYSIAN GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS
Date: Jan 12, 2002 (9 days)
Expense: $6,487.81
source

Traveler: Darren Willcox (from the office of J. Dennis Hastert)
Destination: HONGKONG, KUALA LUMPUR MALAYSIA
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL
Date: Jan 13, 2002 (8 days)
Expense: $6,550.00
source

Traveler: Margaret Peterlin (from the office of Richard Armey)
Destination: MALAYSIA
Purpose: LEARN MORE ABOUT MALAYSIA'S PARTICIPATION IN WAR AGAINST TERRORISM
Date: Jan 14, 2002 (7 days)
Expense: $6,557.13
source

Traveler: Brian Diffell (from the office of Roy Blunt)
Destination: MALAYSIA
Purpose: STAFF DELEGATION
Date: Apr 4, 2002 (3 days)
Expense: $3,266.77
source

Traveler: Alicia O'donnell (from the office of Doug Bereuter)
Destination: MALAYSIA
Purpose: FACT FINDING
Date: Apr 4, 2002 (5 days)
Expense: $3,684.92
source

Traveler: Mark Matzen (from the office of Rush Holt)
Destination: KUALA LUMPUR/LANGKAWI, MALAYSIA
Purpose: MEETINGS WITH MALAYSIAN & US BUSINESS OFFICIALS
Date: Apr 4, 2002 (4 days)
Expense: $3,323.92
source

Traveler: Thomas Kahn (from the office of John Spratt)
Destination: KOREA-MALAYSIA-WASHINGTON, DC
Purpose: OFFICIAL BUSINESS
Date: Apr 4, 2002 (5 days)
Expense: $3,345.00
source

Traveler: Earl Pomeroy (from the office of Earl Pomeroy)
Destination: WASHINGTON DC-KOREA-MALAYSIA-BISMARCK, ND
Purpose: THIS TRIP WAS DESIGNED TO STRENGTHEN THE BILATERAL RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN THE U.S. AND MALAYSIA AS LONG-TIME ALLIES AND KEY TRADING PARTNERS. THE COMPLETE LIST OF MEETINGS HELD IS ATTACHED
Date: Feb 18, 2005 (7 days)
Expense: $5,786.92
source

Traveler: John Doolittle (from the office of John Doolittle)
Destination: SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA-LANGKAWI-WASHINGTON, DC
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL/FACT FINDING
Date: Feb 23, 2005 (5 days)
Expense: $15,402.74
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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

  • 11.24.14

    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.