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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

Witness for Peace


Total cost of 11 trips: $21,184.00


Traveler: Jonathan Fremont (from the office of Cynthia Mckinney)
Destination: MIAMI, COLOMBIA
Purpose: FACT FINDING DELEGATION
Date: Jan 5, 2001 (12 days)
Expense: $1,925.00
source

Traveler: Christine Gleichert (from the office of Nick Rahall)
Destination:
Purpose: REVIEW AND ASSESS AMERICAN FOREIGN POLICY IN COLOMBIA
Date: Aug 18, 2001 (8 days)
Expense: $1,911.00
source

Traveler: Mark Aumann (from the office of Ron Kind)
Destination: COLOMBIA
Purpose: INVESTIGATE EFFECTS OF PLAN COLOMBIA
Date: Aug 18, 2001 (8 days)
Expense: $1,911.00
source

Traveler: Gene Smith (from the office of Howard Berman)
Destination: BOGATA, COLOMBIA
Purpose: FACT FINDING
Date: Aug 18, 2001 (8 days)
Expense: $1,911.00
source

Traveler: J Spencer Freebairn (from the office of Jerry Lewis)
Destination: BOGOTA AND POPAYAN, COLOMBIA
Purpose: FACT FINDING
Date: Aug 18, 2001 (8 days)
Expense: $1,911.00
source

Traveler: Joanne Warwick (from the office of John Conyers)
Destination: BUGOTA, COLUMBIA POPOYAN CAUCA, COLUMBIA
Purpose: FACT-FINDING
Date: Aug 18, 2001 (8 days)
Expense: $1,911.00
source

Traveler: Paul Brotherton (from the office of Maurice Hinchey)
Destination: MEETINGS TO ASSESS THE IMPACT OF U.S. POLICY IN COLOMBIA
Purpose: FACT-FINDING IN COLOMBIA
Date: Aug 18, 2001 (8 days)
Expense: $1,911.00
source

Traveler: James Smith (from the office of J.C. Watts)
Destination: BOGOTA, COLOMBIA (PAPAYAS)
Purpose: EXPLORE SECURITY ISSUES IN COLOMBIA
Date: Aug 18, 2001 (8 days)
Expense: $1,911.00
source

Traveler: Sarah Bones (from the office of Curt Weldon)
Destination: BOGOTA & POPAYAS, COLOMBIA
Purpose: EXAMINE NEED FOR U.S. AID TO COLOMBIA
Date: Aug 18, 2001 (8 days)
Expense: $1,911.00
source

Traveler: Kevin Gash (from the office of Lane Evans)
Destination: BOGOTA & POPYAN, COLUMBIA
Purpose: FACT FINDING OF US FOREIGN POLICY IN COLUMBIA
Date: Sep 18, 2001 (8 days)
Expense: $1,911.00
source

Traveler: Andrew Barwig (from the office of Mel Watt)
Destination: BOGOTA: MEDELLIN, COLUMBIA
Purpose: LABOR & ENVIRONMENTAL DELEGATION
Date: Jan 17, 2003 (10 days)
Expense: $2,060.00
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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.