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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

Americans for Democratic Action


Total cost of 9 trips: $8,435.66


Traveler: Bernard Sanders (from the office of Bernard Sanders)
Destination: LA, CALIFORNIA
Purpose: TO SPEAK AT ADA CONFERENCE & PARCIPATE IN CONFERENCE MEETINGS
Date: Apr 7, 2000 (3 days)
Expense: $1,263.35
source

Traveler: Dennis Kucinich (from the office of Dennis Kucinich)
Destination: LOS ANGELES, CA
Purpose: SPEECH & PANEL SEMINAR
Date: Apr 8, 2000 (1 day)
Expense: $920.00
source

Traveler: Dennis Kucinich (from the office of Dennis Kucinich)
Destination: CLEVELAND, LA, WASHINGTON DC
Purpose: KEYNOTE ADDRESS
Date: Jun 21, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $1,769.00
source

Traveler: Jesse Jackson (from the office of Jesse Jackson)
Destination: LOS ANGELES
Purpose: SPEAKING ENGAGEMENT
Date: Jun 23, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $1,110.00
source

Traveler: Dennis Kucinich (from the office of Dennis Kucinich)
Destination: LA
Purpose: KEYNOTE ADDRESS
Date: Feb 15, 2002 (2 days)
Expense: $368.00
source

Traveler: Jim Mcdermott (from the office of Jim Mcdermott)
Destination: HOLLYWOOD, FL
Purpose: AFL-CIO EXECUTIVE COUNCIL MEETING
Date: Feb 24, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $437.43
source

Traveler: Jim Mcdermott (from the office of Jim Mcdermott)
Destination: BOSTON, MA
Purpose: MEETING WITH UNIVERSITY PROFESSORS AND ADA MEMBERS
Date: Apr 28, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $178.50
source

Traveler: Jim Mcdermott (from the office of Jim Mcdermott)
Destination: BURLINGTON, VERMONT
Purpose: NATIONAL BOARD MEETING
Date: Oct 17, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $827.00
source

Traveler: Jim Mcdermott (from the office of Jim Mcdermott)
Destination: HNL
Purpose: VISIT WITH THE LOCAL ADA CHAPTER, PUBLIC TV & RADIO APPEARANCES DISCUSSING HEALTH CARE
Date: Jun 2, 2005 (4 days)
Expense: $1,562.38
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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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    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.