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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

Yale University


Total cost of 16 trips: $9,705.36


Traveler: Daniel Patrick Moynihan (from the office of Daniel Patrick Moynihan)
Destination: NEW HAVEN, CT
Purpose: RECIEVE HONORARY DEGREE
Date: May 21, 2000 (1 day)
Expense: $1,710.00
source

Traveler: Daniel Patrick Moynihan (from the office of Daniel Patrick Moynihan)
Destination: NEW HAVEN, CT
Purpose: SPEECH
Date: Sep 22, 2000 (1 day)
Expense: $840.84
source

Traveler: Peter Brookes (from the office of Benjamin Gilman)
Destination: YALE UNIVERSITY, NEW HAVEN, CT
Purpose: GIVE LECTURE
Date: Dec 14, 2000 (1 day)
Expense: $263.00
source

Traveler: Christi Harlan (from the office of Phil Gramm)
Destination: NEW HAVEN, CONN.
Purpose: SPEAK AT CAREER DEVELOPMENT SEMINAR ON CAPITOL HILL JOBS; MEET WITH STUDENTS, ONE ON ONE
Date: Feb 19, 2001
Expense: $418.93
source

Traveler: David Abremowitz (from the office of Henry Hyde)
Destination: NEW HAVEN CONNECTICUT
Purpose: ATTEND AND SPEAK AT SYMPOSIUM
Date: Mar 30, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $275.00
source

Traveler: Eleanor Holmes Norton (from the office of Eleanor Holmes Norton)
Destination: NEW HAVEN, CT
Purpose: TO DELIVER THE OPENING ADDRESS AT THE RACE, VALUES AND THE AMERICAN LEGAL PROCESS: A SCHOLAR WORKING CONFERENCE IN HONOR OF THE LEGACY OF THE HONORABLE A. LEON HIGGINBOTHAM, JR. DINNER.
Date: Feb 22, 2002 (1 day)
Expense: $410.58
source

Traveler: Barney Frank (from the office of Barney Frank)
Destination: WASHINGTON, DC - NEW YORK - NEW HAVEN - BOSTON (AIR & RAIL)
Purpose: PARTICIPATION IN JUDGE HIGGINBOTHAM CONFERENCE
Date: Feb 22, 2002 (1 day)
Expense: $475.85
source

Traveler: Lynn Rivers (from the office of Lynn Rivers)
Destination: TEA, DINNER AND KEYNOTE SPEECH
Purpose: DELIVER KEYNOTE SPEECH * YPU MEETING
Date: Mar 4, 2002 (1 day)
Expense: $632.00
source

Traveler: Aaron Klein (from the office of Paul Sarbanes)
Destination: NEW HAVEN CONN TO WASHINGTON D.C.
Purpose: TO GIVE A LECTURE
Date: Mar 26, 2002
Expense: $155.00
source

Traveler: Vernon Ehlers (from the office of Vernon Ehlers)
Destination: YALE UNIVERSITY, NEW HAVEN CT
Purpose: SPEAK AT MAJOR SYMPOSIUM
Date: May 2, 2002 (1 day)
Expense: $964.00
source

Traveler: Keith Hand (from the office of Chuck Hagel)
Destination: NEW HAVEN, CONN.
Purpose: TO GIVE A PRESENTATION OF CHINESE LEGAL REFORM TO THE CHINA LAW CENTER AT YALE UNIVERSITY
Date: Oct 28, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $403.00
source

Traveler: David Dorsey (from the office of Edward Kennedy)
Destination: NEW HAVEN, CONNECTICUT
Purpose: SPEAKING ENGAGEMENT
Date: Mar 8, 2004
Expense: $162.00
source

Traveler: Lois Capps (from the office of Lois Capps)
Destination: NEW HAVEN, CT
Purpose: SPEECH ON NURSING AND PUBLIC POLICY
Date: Jun 4, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $1,032.00
source

Traveler: Tom Lantos (from the office of Tom Lantos)
Destination: TETERBORO, NJ-NEW HAVEN, CT-WASHINGTON, DC
Purpose: FEATURED SPEAKER AT ANNUAL HERBERT WALKER SERIES AT YALE UNIVERSITY
Date: Oct 4, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $935.19
source

Traveler: Portia Wu (from the office of Edward Kennedy)
Destination: D.C. & NEW HAVEN, CT
Purpose: TO SPEAK ON A PANEL AND MEET WITH STUDENTS ABOUT LABOR POLICY AND CAREERS ON CAPITOL HILL
Date: Apr 7, 2005
Expense: $334.00
source

Traveler: Eleanor Holmes Norton (from the office of Eleanor Holmes Norton)
Destination: HARTFORD, CO
Purpose: YALE UNIVERSITY CLASS DAY SPEAKER
Date: May 21, 2005 (1 day)
Expense: $693.97
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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.