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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

Duke University


Total cost of 13 trips: $7,912.14


Traveler: Chess Bedsole (from the office of Jesse Helms)
Destination: DUKE UNIVERSITY, DURHAM, NORTH CAROLINA
Purpose: ATTENDANCE AT GRADUATE MEDICAL EDUCATION PROGRAM, A SEMINAR FOR HEALTH CARE STAFF FROM ALL NORTH CAROLINA CONGRESSIONAL OFFICES.
Date: Nov 10, 1999 (2 days)
Expense: $399.40
source

Traveler: Dick Frandsen (from the office of Thomas Bliley)
Destination: DURHAM, N.C.
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN A CONFERENCE AT DUKE UNIVERSITY LAW SCHOOL THE SUBJECT ON "EPA AT THIRTY: EVALUATING AND IMPROVING THE ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY"
Date: Dec 6, 2000 (2 days)
Expense: $633.58
source

Traveler: Joseph Lieberman (from the office of Joseph Lieberman)
Destination: DURHAM, NC
Purpose: SENATOR ADDRESSED DINNER GUESTS THEN GAVE KEYNOTE AT TERRY SANFORD DISTINGUISHED LECTURE
Date: Oct 28, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $1,060.22
source

Traveler: Kim Kotlar (from the office of William Thornberry)
Destination: HOME TO DUKE UNIVERSITY
Purpose: GUEST SPEAKER AT CONFERENCE
Date: Apr 11, 2002 (3 days)
Expense: $219.00
source

Traveler: Kate Heath (from the office of John Edwards)
Destination: DURHAM, NC
Purpose: MEDICAL EDUCATION PROGRAM TO INCREASE STAFFERS' UNDERSTANDING OF MED SCHOOL EXPERIENCE
Date: Apr 13, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $750.00
source

Traveler: Elizabeth Kirhland (from the office of David Price)
Destination: ATTACHED
Purpose: FACT-FINDING
Date: Apr 13, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $723.66
source

Traveler: Jennifer Hansen (from the office of Richard Burr)
Destination: MEDICAL EDUCATION PROGRAMS AT DUKE UNIVERSITY MEDICAL CENTER
Purpose: LEARN ABOUT GRADUATE MEDICAL EDUCATION PROGRAMS
Date: Apr 13, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $471.66
source

Traveler: Andrew Barwig (from the office of Mel Watt)
Destination: DUKE UNIVERSITY MEDICAL CENTER
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL PROGRAM ON TEACHING HOSPITALS
Date: Apr 13, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $633.63
source

Traveler: Dawn Myers (from the office of John Spratt)
Destination: RALIEGH-DC
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL PROGRAM ON THE INTERRELATED MISSIONS OF ACADEMIC MED. CENTERS IN EDUCATING HEALTHCARE WORKFORCE
Date: Apr 13, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $1,013.16
source

Traveler: Elizabeth Kirkland (from the office of David Price)
Destination: North Carolina
Purpose: Educational program on the interrelated missions of academic medical centers in educating the health care workforce, advancing medical knowledge through research, providing high-quality health care, and serving the community
Date: Apr 13, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $696.66
source

Traveler: Donna Christian-Christensen (from the office of Donna Christian-Christensen)
Destination: NORTH CAROLINA
Purpose: KEYNOTE SPEAKER: COMMUNITY LEGACY AWARD
Date: May 11, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $533.47
source

Traveler: Barney Frank (from the office of Barney Frank)
Destination: BOSTON TO RALEIGH/DURHAM TO FORT LAUDERDALE
Purpose: SPEAKING ENGAGEMENT
Date: Oct 21, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $607.70
source

Traveler: Vince Sampson (from the office of Richard Pombo)
Destination: RALEIGH DURHAM
Purpose: TO GIVE A PRESENTATION TO ATTENDEES OF THE CURRENT & EMERGING ISSUES IN ENVIRONMENTAL POLICY AT DUKE UNIVS. THE PRESENTATION WAS ON THE NEPA TASK FORCE
Date: Jun 15, 2005
Expense: $170.00
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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

  • 11.17.14

    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.