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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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Trips sponsored by

Shaw Group


Total cost of 6 trips: $31,153.65


Traveler: John Breaux (from the office of John Breaux)
Destination: BATON ROUGE, LOUISIANA
Purpose: TO MAKE OPENING REMARKS AND SERVE AS MASTER OF CEREMONIES AT THE SHAW GROUP/ENTERGY FORMATION CEREMONY
Date: Sep 17, 2000 (1 day)
Expense: $2,180.00
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Traveler: William Jefferson (from the office of William Jefferson)
Destination: NIGERIA - EQUATORIAL GUINEA - SAO TOME & PRINCIPE
Purpose: FACT FINDING ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT & TRADE MISSION
Date: Nov 8, 2000 (7 days)
Expense: $6,872.20
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Traveler: Atonte Diete-Spiff (from the office of William Jefferson)
Destination: NIGERIA, EQUATORIAL GUINEA & SAO TOME & PRINCIPE
Purpose: FACT FINDING ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT & TRADE MISSION
Date: Nov 8, 2000 (7 days)
Expense: $6,614.20
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Traveler: W.J. Tauzin (from the office of W.J. Tauzin)
Destination: WASH., DC-PEBBLE BEACH, CA-BATON ROUGE, LA
Purpose: SPEAKER A SUMMIT MTG. OF KEY LEADERS IN REFINING, POWER, CHEMICAL & PETROLEUM INDUSTRY
Date: Nov 16, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $4,867.00
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Traveler: James Barnette (from the office of W.J. Tauzin)
Destination: MONTEREY, CA
Purpose: SPEECH AND CONFERENCE
Date: Nov 21, 2002 (3 days)
Expense: $8,100.00
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Traveler: W.J. Tauzin (from the office of W.J. Tauzin)
Destination: MARATHON, FL-NEW ORLEANS-DC
Purpose: ROUNDTABLE SYMPOSIUM SPEAKER ON CLEAN WATER ACT & ENERGY
Date: Sep 28, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $2,520.25
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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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    Academic Fraud and College Athletics

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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.