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(Photos: Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library)

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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

Egypt's International Economic Forum


Total cost of 23 trips: $63,233.00


Traveler: Doug Campbell (from the office of Howard Berman)
Destination: EGYPT
Purpose: FACT FINDING
Date: Jan 14, 2000 (8 days)
Expense: $1,668.00
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Traveler: Eric Johnson (from the office of Robert Wexler)
Destination: EGYPT
Purpose: FACT-FINDING
Date: Jan 14, 2000 (8 days)
Expense: $1,668.00
source

Traveler: Craig Albright (from the office of Joseph Knollenberg)
Destination: CAIRO AND LUXOR, EGYPT
Purpose: FACT-FINDING
Date: Jan 14, 2000 (8 days)
Expense: $1,668.00
source

Traveler: David Dumke (from the office of John Dingell)
Destination: EGYPT
Purpose: FACT FINDING
Date: Jan 14, 2000 (8 days)
Expense: $1,668.00
source

Traveler: Nancy Tippins (from the office of Sonny Callahan)
Destination: EGYPT
Purpose: FACT FINDING
Date: Jan 14, 2000 (8 days)
Expense: $1,668.00
source

Traveler: Peter Erdman (from the office of Michael Oxley)
Destination: EGYPT
Purpose: FACT-FINDING
Date: Jan 14, 2000 (8 days)
Expense: $1,668.00
source

Traveler: Kay King (from the office of Tom Lantos)
Destination: EGYPT
Purpose: FACT-FINDING
Date: Jan 14, 2000 (8 days)
Expense: $1,668.00
source

Traveler: Randall Groves (from the office of Gary Condit)
Destination: CAIRO & LUXER, EGYPT
Purpose: FACT-FINDING & FAMILIARIZATION
Date: Jan 14, 2000 (8 days)
Expense: $9,668.00
source

Traveler: Nick Rahall (from the office of Nick Rahall)
Destination: CAIRO, EGYPT TO WASHINGTON, DULLES
Purpose: CONGRESSIONAL FACT-FINDING
Date: Apr 12, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $700.00
source

Traveler: Thomas Tancredo (from the office of Thomas Tancredo)
Destination: EGYPT
Purpose: CONGRESSIONAL FACT-FINDING
Date: Apr 12, 2001
Expense: $800.00
source

Traveler: Bob Barr (from the office of Bob Barr)
Destination: EGYPT
Purpose: CONGRESSIONAL FACT-FINDING
Date: Apr 12, 2001 (4 days)
Expense: $1,700.00
source

Traveler: Darrell Issa (from the office of Darrell Issa)
Destination: CAIRO - CODEL
Purpose: PARTICIPATE IN PANEL DISCUSSION & KEYNOTE SPEAKER
Date: May 24, 2002 (6 days)
Expense: $8,300.00
source

Traveler: Thomas Davis (from the office of Thomas Davis)
Destination: EGYPT
Purpose: GUEST SPEAKER AT ECONOMIC FORUM
Date: May 25, 2002 (5 days)
Expense: $7,200.00
source

Traveler: David Tebbe (from the office of Darrell Issa)
Destination: TRAVEL TO EGYPT FOR FACT-FINDING
Purpose: FACT-FINDING
Date: May 25, 2002 (5 days)
Expense: $3,700.00
source

Traveler: Darrell Issa (from the office of Darrell Issa)
Destination: LUXOR
Purpose: ADDRESS THE THIRD IT AND TELECOM CONFERENCE IN THE ARAB WORLD. FOR THE PAST TWO CONSECUTIVE YEARS, CONG. ISSA HAS BEEN INVITED TO ATTEND AND ADDRESS THIS REGIONAL CONFERENCE ORGANIZED BY THE FORUM
Date: Aug 28, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $460.00
source

Traveler: Khalil Munir (from the office of Carolyn Kilpatrick)
Destination: CAIRO, EGYPT
Purpose: FACT-FINDING RELATED TO MIDDLE EAST PEACE PROCESS, ANTI-TERRORISM INITIATIVES BILATERAL TRADE, AND DEMOCRATIZATION IN EGYPT
Date: Dec 10, 2004 (9 days)
Expense: $2,479.00
source

Traveler: Jeff Dobrozsi (from the office of John Boehner)
Destination: CAIRO, EGYPT
Purpose: EGYPT-US RELATIONS
Date: Dec 10, 2004 (7 days)
Expense: $2,450.00
source

Traveler: Judah Ariel (from the office of Earl Blumenauer)
Destination: CAIRO, EGYPT
Purpose: CONGRESSIONAL STAFF DELEGATION TO EXPLORE THE ISSUES INVOLVED IN US-EGYPT RELATIONS
Date: Dec 10, 2004 (9 days)
Expense: $2,350.00
source

Traveler: Halie Soifer (from the office of Robert Wexler)
Destination: WASHINGTON-CAIRO, EGYPT
Purpose: FACT-FINDING
Date: Dec 10, 2004 (7 days)
Expense: $2,350.00
source

Traveler: Shelly Stoneman (from the office of Steven Rothman)
Destination: CAIRO, EGYPT
Purpose: FACT-FINDING MISSION
Date: Dec 10, 2004 (7 days)
Expense: $2,350.00
source

Traveler: Heather Keiser (from the office of Michael Rogers)
Destination: CAIRO, EGYPT
Purpose: MEET WITH BUSINESS & GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS ON FOREIGN RELATIONS, TRADE, EDUCATION AND HUMAN RIGHTS
Date: Dec 10, 2004 (7 days)
Expense: $2,350.00
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Traveler: R Nicholas Palarino (from the office of Christopher Shays)
Destination: CAIRO
Purpose: THE PURPOSE OF THE TRIP WAS TO BUILD UNDERSTANDING, PROVIDE KEY CONGRESSIONAL STAFF WITH FIRST-HAND KNOWLEDGE OF EGYPT, AND BUILD RELATIONS BETWEEN CONGRESS AND KEY INSTITUTIONS AND INDIVIDUALS IN EGYPT
Date: Dec 10, 2004 (7 days)
Expense: $2,350.00
source

Traveler: Jameel Aalim-Johnson (from the office of Gregory Meeks)
Destination: CAIRO, EGYPT
Purpose: EGYPT'S INTERNATIONAL ECONOMIC FORUM CONGRESSIONAL STAFF DELEGATION
Date: Dec 11, 2004 (8 days)
Expense: $2,350.00
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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.