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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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  • 11.17.14

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  • 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.
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    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.

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Trips sponsored by

GlaxoSmithKline


Total cost of 24 trips: $44,424.37


Traveler: Gregory Meeks (from the office of Gregory Meeks)
Destination: ALBANY, NEW YORK
Purpose: NYS ASSOC. OF BLACK & PUERTO RICAN LEGIS. SPEAKER
Date: Feb 18, 2000 (3 days)
Expense: $594.56
source

Traveler: James Jones (from the office of John Kerry)
Destination: BRUSSELS, BELGIUM
Purpose: CONFERENCE ON VACCINE MANUFACTURING
Date: Apr 14, 2000 (5 days)
Expense: $1,560.00
source

Traveler: Brad Prewitt (from the office of Thad Cochran)
Destination: BRUSSELS, BELGIUM/PIXENPORT, BELGIUM
Purpose: TOUR VACCINE FACILITY
Date: Apr 14, 2000 (5 days)
Expense: $2,042.70
source

Traveler: Veronica Crowe (from the office of Cliff Stearns)
Destination: BELGIUM
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL-VACCINE DEVELOPMENT
Date: Apr 14, 2000 (5 days)
Expense: $2,042.70
source

Traveler: Elizabeth Assey (from the office of Peter Deutsch)
Destination: BRUSSELS AND RIXENSART, BELGIUM
Purpose: CONGRESSIONAL CONFERENCE ON INTL VACCINE POLICY
Date: Apr 14, 2000 (5 days)
Expense: $2,042.70
source

Traveler: Catherine Alyce Rafferty (from the office of Amory Houghton)
Destination: BRUSSELS AND RIXENSART, BELGIUM
Purpose: EDUCATION - HEALTH POLICY
Date: Apr 14, 2000 (5 days)
Expense: $2,042.70
source

Traveler: Mary Beth Carozza (from the office of David Hobson)
Destination: BRUSSELS & RIXENSART, BELGIUM
Purpose: CONGRESSIONAL CONFERENCE ON INTERNATIONAL VACCINE POLICY
Date: Apr 14, 2000 (5 days)
Expense: $2,042.70
source

Traveler: Robert Joseph Trauger (from the office of Sam Johnson)
Destination: BRUSSELS, BELGIUM
Purpose: INTERNATIONAL VACCINE POLICY CONFERENCE
Date: Apr 14, 2000 (5 days)
Expense: $2,042.70
source

Traveler: Priscilla Ross (from the office of Benjamin Cardin)
Destination: RALEIGH, N.C.
Purpose: ATTEND MEETING REGARDING DRUG BENEFITS
Date: Apr 25, 2000 (1 day)
Expense: $555.44
source

Traveler: Brenda Pillors (from the office of Edolphus Towns)
Destination:
Purpose: VISIT RESEARCH FACILITY
Date: Apr 25, 2000 (1 day)
Expense: $556.06
source

Traveler: Jennifer Eberhardt (from the office of Bob Etheridge)
Destination: RALEIGH
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL
Date: Apr 25, 2000 (1 day)
Expense: $566.07
source

Traveler: Peter Erdman (from the office of Michael Oxley)
Destination: PHILADELPHIA
Purpose: PHARMACEUTICAL LABS RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT TOUR FOR STAFFE
Date: May 16, 2002 (1 day)
Expense: $618.00
source

Traveler: Lauren Smith (from the office of Cliff Stearns)
Destination: PHILADELPHIA, PA
Purpose: TOUR OF PHARMACEUTICAL MANUFACTURING FACILITY
Date: May 18, 2002
Expense: $267.90
source

Traveler: Abby Kral (from the office of Mike Dewine)
Destination: BRUSSELS, BELGIUM
Purpose: VISIT GLAXO SMITHKLINE VACCINE FACILITIES
Date: May 24, 2002 (5 days)
Expense: $2,899.52
source

Traveler: Megan Hauck (from the office of Don Nickles)
Destination: BRUSSELS, BELGIUM
Purpose: TOUR OF VACCINE PLANT & EDUCATION ON VACCINE AVAILABILITY IN 3RD WORLD
Date: May 24, 2002 (5 days)
Expense: $2,900.52
source

Traveler: Patricia Knight (from the office of Orrin Hatch)
Destination: BELGIUM
Purpose: TO VISIT A STATE-OF-THE-ART VACCINE MANUFACTURING FACILITY, AND TO DISCUSS VACCINE SHORTAGE, SAFETY WORLD HEALTH, AND BIOTERRORISM POLICY ISSUES
Date: May 24, 2002 (5 days)
Expense: $2,947.71
source

Traveler: Karen Nelson (from the office of Henry Waxman)
Destination: BRUSSELS, BELGIUM
Purpose: EXAMINE ISSUES RELATED TO PRODUCTION AND REGULATION OF VACCINES
Date: May 24, 2002 (5 days)
Expense: $2,984.00
source

Traveler: Darren Willcox (from the office of J. Dennis Hastert)
Destination: BRUSSELS, BELGIUM, VISIT OF VACCINE FACILITY, MEETINGS AT EU
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL STAFF TRIP ON VACCINE ISSUES
Date: May 24, 2002 (5 days)
Expense: $2,817.40
source

Traveler: Eric Bergren (from the office of Ron Lewis)
Destination: VISIT GSK BIOLOGICAL HEADQUARTERS, RAENSART (BELGIUM), VISIT EV
Purpose: TO LEARN ABOUT VALLINESS (DEVELOPMENT, MANUFACTURING, REGULATION)
Date: May 24, 2002 (5 days)
Expense: $2,900.57
source

Traveler: Patrick Morrisey (from the office of W.J. Tauzin)
Destination: BRUSSELS, BELGIUM
Purpose: TOUR VACCINE FACILITIES CONFERENCE W/EUROPEAN UNION MEMBERS
Date: May 24, 2002 (5 days)
Expense: $2,852.57
source

Traveler: Jennifer Hansen (from the office of Richard Burr)
Destination: BELGIUM
Purpose: VISIT GSK VACCINE FACILITY AND EU PARLIAMENT
Date: May 24, 2002 (5 days)
Expense: $2,983.38
source

Traveler: David Whitney (from the office of Jesse Helms)
Destination: BELGIUM
Purpose: TO ACQUIRE INFORMATION ABOUT THE VACCINE AND DRUG DEVELOPMENT AND APPROVAL PROCEDURES IN THE EU; LEARN ABOUT GLOBAL VACCINE ISSUES AND MEET WITH EC OFFICIALS.
Date: May 25, 2002 (4 days)
Expense: $2,852.57
source

Traveler: Orrin Hatch (from the office of Orrin Hatch)
Destination: HOUSTON, TX
Purpose: ATTEND AND SPEAK AT GAPONC COMPANY CEO ROUNDTABLE AND RETREAT
Date: Feb 23, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $1,078.90
source

Traveler: Charles Ludlam (from the office of Joseph Lieberman)
Destination: PHILADELPHIA, PENNS
Purpose: MEET WITH 30 SENIOR MANAGERS FOR GSK INFECTIOUS DISEASE UNIT
Date: Apr 5, 2005
Expense: $233.00
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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.