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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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(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

United Auto Workers


Total cost of 7 trips: $2,620.23


Traveler: David Bonior (from the office of David Bonior)
Destination: ONAWAY, MICHIGAN (BLACK LAKE)
Purpose: SPEAKERS ENGAGEMENT
Date: Aug 18, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $270.00
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Traveler: David Bonior (from the office of David Bonior)
Destination: DETROIT-LAS VEGAS-WASHINGTON, DC
Purpose: SPEAKERS ENGAGEMENT
Date: Jun 3, 2002 (1 day)
Expense: $526.60
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Traveler: Barbara Lee (from the office of Barbara Lee)
Destination: LAS VEGAS, NV
Purpose: SPEECH TO NATIONAL ORGANIZATION OF LEGAL SERVICE WORKERS (NOLSW)
Date: Jan 14, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $321.14
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Traveler: Amador Aguillen (from the office of Nancy Pelosi)
Destination: SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS TO CLEVELAND, OHIO TO WASHINGTON, DC (LORRAINE, OHIO)
Purpose: TO SPEAK AT THE 8TH ANNUAL HISPANIC LEADERSHIP CONFERENCE
Date: Apr 25, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $220.00
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Traveler: Danny Davis (from the office of Danny Davis)
Destination: INDIANAPOLIS, INDIANA
Purpose: KEYNOTE SPEAKER AT THEIR 3RD ANNUAL DIVERSITY DINNER CEREMONY
Date: Jan 17, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $286.20
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Traveler: Louise Mcintosh Slaughter (from the office of Louise Mcintosh Slaughter)
Destination: ROCHESTER, NY - ATLANTIC CITY, NJ
Purpose: SPEAKER AT A CONFERENCE
Date: Apr 26, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $155.00
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Traveler: Wm. Lacy Clay (from the office of William Clay)
Destination: INDIANAPOLIS, IN, CINCINNATI, OH
Purpose: SPEAKING ENGAGEMENT-UAW REGION 3'S 4TH ANNUAL DIVERSITY DINNER & AWARDS CEREMONY
Date: Jan 15, 2005
Expense: $841.29
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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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  • 11.24.14

    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.