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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

Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric Aids Foundation


Total cost of 6 trips: $29,749.63


Traveler: Bill Harper (from the office of Betty Mccollum)
Destination: SOUTH AFRICA
Purpose: TO SEE FIRSTHAND WHAT IS BEING DONE TO COMBAT THE GLOBAL AIDS EPIDEMIC
Date: Aug 4, 2003 (15 days)
Expense: $4,081.40
source

Traveler: Betty Mccollum (from the office of Betty Mccollum)
Destination: SOUTH AFRICA
Purpose: TO SEE FIRSTHAND WHAT IS BEING DONE TO COMBAT THE GLOBAL AIDS EPIDEMIC
Date: Aug 9, 2003 (10 days)
Expense: $8,029.43
source

Traveler: Scott Boule (from the office of Nancy Pelosi)
Destination: SOUTH AFRICA (JOHANNESBURG-DURBAN-CAPETOWN)
Purpose: FACT FINDING
Date: Aug 10, 2003 (9 days)
Expense: $3,661.16
source

Traveler: Christos Tsentas (from the office of Barbara Lee)
Destination: SOUTH AFRICA
Purpose: TO EXAMINE SOUTH AFRICA'S RESPONSE TO THE AIDS PANDEMIC, AND IN PARTICULAR, PROGRAMS SUPPORTED BY EGPAF AND THE U.S. GOVERNMENT RELATED TO THE TRANSMISSION OF HIV FROM MOTHER TO CHILD.
Date: Aug 10, 2003 (10 days)
Expense: $3,747.16
source

Traveler: David Bowen (from the office of Edward Kennedy)
Destination: SOUTH AFRICA
Purpose: SITE VISITS TO AIDS TREATMENT CENTERS IN SOWETO DURBAN AND CAPE TOWN
Date: Aug 12, 2003 (6 days)
Expense: $6,398.42
source

Traveler: William Moore (from the office of Bill Frist)
Destination: SOUTH AFRICA
Purpose: TO STUDY HIV/AIDS PROGRAMS WITH A MEMBER OF CONGRESS, CONGRESSIONAL STAFF AND ADMINISTRATION OFFICIALS
Date: Aug 12, 2003 (7 days)
Expense: $3,832.06
source



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

    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.
  • 11.10.14

    Radio: The Internet of the 1930s

    Some predicted radio would be a powerful force for democratizing information and spreading knowledge to a vast population previously separated by geography or income. But the new technology also raised anxieties.