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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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Trips sponsored by

Council of Saudi Chambers of Commerce & Industry


Total cost of 11 trips: $93,575.00


Traveler: Andrea Andrews (from the office of Richard Shelby)
Destination: SAUDI ARABIA
Purpose: FACT-FINDING
Date: Apr 13, 2000 (10 days)
Expense: $7,265.00
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Traveler: Richard Blackwood (from the office of James Inhofe)
Destination: SAUDI ARABIA
Purpose: FACT FINDING
Date: Apr 13, 2000 (10 days)
Expense: $7,265.00
source

Traveler: Alan Doud (from the office of George Radanovich)
Destination: SAUDI ARABIA
Purpose: FACT-FINDING
Date: Apr 13, 2000 (10 days)
Expense: $7,265.00
source

Traveler: Doug Campbell (from the office of Howard Berman)
Destination: SAUDI ARABIA
Purpose: FACT FINDING
Date: Apr 13, 2000 (10 days)
Expense: $7,265.00
source

Traveler: Susan Olson (from the office of Doug Bereuter)
Destination: SAUDI ARABIA
Purpose: FACT
Date: Apr 13, 2000 (10 days)
Expense: $7,265.00
source

Traveler: Priya Dayananda (from the office of Gregory Meeks)
Destination: SAUDI ARABIA
Purpose: FACT-FINDING
Date: Apr 13, 2000 (10 days)
Expense: $7,265.00
source

Traveler: James Hall (from the office of Mary Bono)
Destination: SAUDI ARABIA
Purpose: FACT-FINDING
Date: May 24, 2001 (10 days)
Expense: $9,997.00
source

Traveler: Rebecca Hyder (from the office of Michael Bilirakis)
Destination: SAUDI ARABIA
Purpose: TO DISCUSS U.S. FOREIGN AND ECONOMIC POLICY WITH SAUDI GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS AND PRIVATE SECTOR REPRESENTATIVES
Date: May 24, 2001 (10 days)
Expense: $9,997.00
source

Traveler: Steven Kreseski (from the office of Robert Ehrlich)
Destination: SAUDI ARABIA
Purpose: FACT FINDING
Date: May 24, 2001 (10 days)
Expense: $9,997.00
source

Traveler: David Dumke (from the office of John Dingell)
Destination: SAUDI ARABIA: RIYADH, DAMMAM, JEDDAH
Purpose: FACT FINDING
Date: May 24, 2001 (10 days)
Expense: $9,997.00
source

Traveler: Anthony Silberfeld (from the office of Joseph Crowley)
Destination: RIYADH, DAMMAM, JEDDAH, SAUDI ARABIA
Purpose: FACT-FINDING/DISCUSS FUTURE OF SAUDI-AMERICAN RELATIONS
Date: May 24, 2001 (10 days)
Expense: $9,997.00
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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.