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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

National Association of Federally Impacted Schools


Total cost of 10 trips: $13,649.74


Traveler: Robert Holmes (from the office of J.D. Hayworth)
Destination: LAS VEGAS, NEVADA
Purpose: TO GIVE A SPEECH AND PARTICIPATE IN CONFERENCE
Date: Feb 2, 2000 (4 days)
Expense: $1,389.33
source

Traveler: Lynn Selmser (from the office of William Goodling)
Destination: LAS VEGAS, NEVADA
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN THE REGIONAL CONFERENCE OF THE NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF FEDERALLY IMPACTED SCHOOLS TO DISCUSS REAUTHORIZATION OF THE IMPACT AID PROGRAM
Date: Feb 2, 2000 (4 days)
Expense: $2,225.51
source

Traveler: Lynn Selmser (from the office of John Boehner)
Destination:
Purpose:
Date: Feb 7, 2001 (4 days)
Expense: $1,601.39
source

Traveler: Erin Strawn (from the office of Randy Cunningham)
Destination: WASHINGTON, DC TO LAS VEGAS, NV
Purpose: TO SPEAK AT THE NAFIS REGIONAL CONFERENCE
Date: Feb 6, 2002 (4 days)
Expense: $1,050.00
source

Traveler: Alex Nock (from the office of George Miller)
Destination:
Purpose: SPEAK AT NATIONAL CONFERENCE
Date: Feb 7, 2002 (2 days)
Expense: $725.00
source

Traveler: Jana Weir (from the office of Robin Hayes)
Destination: WASH DC-LAS VEGAS, NV
Purpose: SPEAK AT A CONFERENCE
Date: Feb 4, 2004 (4 days)
Expense: $1,105.00
source

Traveler: Sally Lovejoy (from the office of John Boehner)
Destination: VEGAS
Purpose: CONFERENCE TO DISCUSS IMPACT AID PROGRAM
Date: Feb 4, 2004 (4 days)
Expense: $2,176.34
source

Traveler: Erin Strawn (from the office of Randy Cunningham)
Destination: WASHINGTON, DC TO LAS VEGAS, NV
Purpose: TO ATTEND THE NAFIS REGIONAL CONFERENCE AND PARTICIPATE IN INFORMATION SHARING SESSIONS
Date: Feb 5, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $1,250.00
source

Traveler: Cynthia Vukmer (from the office of James Inhofe)
Destination: LAS VEGAS, NEVADA
Purpose: FACT-FINDING; SPEAKING AT CONFERENCE
Date: Feb 9, 2005 (4 days)
Expense: $1,371.43
source

Traveler: Colin Sheldon (from the office of Norman Dicks)
Destination: LAS VEGAS, NV
Purpose: GUEST SPEAKER, PANELIST AND PARTICIPANT
Date: Feb 10, 2005 (4 days)
Expense: $755.74
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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.