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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

Delta Sigma Theta Sorority


Total cost of 9 trips: $6,987.85


Traveler: Stephanie Tubbs Jones (from the office of Stephanie Tubbs Jones)
Destination: DC - DETROIT - CLEVE
Purpose: KEYNOTE SPEAKER
Date: Jan 25, 2002 (1 day)
Expense: $908.00
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Traveler: Eddie Bernice Johnson (from the office of Eddie Bernice Johnson)
Destination: LAS VEGAS
Purpose: SPEAK AT LUNCHEON
Date: May 17, 2002 (2 days)
Expense: $960.00
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Traveler: Harold Ford (from the office of Harold Ford)
Destination: MEMPHIS-ATLANTA-DC
Purpose: SPEAKER
Date: Jul 21, 2002 (1 day)
Expense: $753.50
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Traveler: Stephanie Tubbs Jones (from the office of Stephanie Tubbs Jones)
Destination: DC-INDIANAPOLIS-CLEVELAND
Purpose: KEYNOTE SPEAKER
Date: Feb 21, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $850.00
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Traveler: James Clyburn (from the office of James Clyburn)
Destination: DETROIT, MI
Purpose: DELIVER KEYNOTE ADDRESS TO DELTA SIGMA THETA: REGIONAL CONFERENCE
Date: May 31, 2003
Expense: $1,158.00
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Traveler: Stephanie Tubbs Jones (from the office of Stephanie Tubbs Jones)
Destination: BOSTON
Purpose: KEYNOTE SPEAKER
Date: Jul 11, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $760.00
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Traveler: Stephanie Tubbs Jones (from the office of Stephanie Tubbs Jones)
Destination: SEATTLE
Purpose: KEYNOTE SPEAKER
Date: Aug 22, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $758.00
source

Traveler: Stephanie Tubbs Jones (from the office of Stephanie Tubbs Jones)
Destination: Charlotte, New Orleans, Washington, D.C.
Purpose: Keynote Speaker, Annual Founders Day Ceremony
Date: Jan 23, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $285.00
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Traveler: Stephanie Tubbs Jones (from the office of Stephanie Tubbs Jones)
Destination: WASHINGTON DC-SYRACUSE, NY
Purpose: GUEST SPEAKER
Date: Jan 28, 2005 (1 day)
Expense: $555.35
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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.