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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

Institute for Democratic Strategies


Total cost of 8 trips: $34,141.60


Traveler: Atonte Diete-Spiff (from the office of William Jefferson)
Destination: EQUATORIAL GUINEA
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL
Date: Apr 24, 2000 (8 days)
Expense: $6,031.40
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Traveler: Craig Albright (from the office of Joseph Knollenberg)
Destination: EQUATORIAL GUNiEA, AFRICA
Purpose: FACT-FINDING
Date: Apr 24, 2000 (7 days)
Expense: $6,031.40
source

Traveler: Harold Boyd (from the office of Carolyn Kilpatrick)
Destination:
Purpose: FACT FINDING
Date: Apr 24, 2000 (8 days)
Expense: $6,031.40
source

Traveler: Faith Blackburne (from the office of Gregory Meeks)
Destination: EQUATORIAL GUINEA
Purpose: FACT-FINDING
Date: Apr 24, 2000 (7 days)
Expense: $6,031.40
source

Traveler: Malik Chaka (from the office of Benjamin Gilman)
Destination: MALOBO, EQUATORIAL GUINEA VIA DOULA, CAMERON
Purpose: OBSERVE EQUATORIAL GUINEA LOCAL ELECTIONS
Date: May 24, 2000 (7 days)
Expense: $5,476.00
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Traveler: Russell Thomasson (from the office of Robert Smith)
Destination: SCHRAWI REFUGEES CAMPS/WESTERN SAHARA
Purpose: FACT FINDING MISSION
Date: Apr 15, 2001 (7 days)
Expense: $1,580.00
source

Traveler: John Denning (from the office of Robert Smith)
Destination: SAHRAWI REFUGEE CAMPS/WESTERN SAHARA
Purpose: FACT FINDING MISSION
Date: Apr 15, 2001 (7 days)
Expense: $1,535.00
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Traveler: Sharon Waxman (from the office of Edward Kennedy)
Destination: WESTERN SAHARA
Purpose: REFUGEE CAMP VISIT
Date: May 27, 2001 (7 days)
Expense: $1,425.00
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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.

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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.