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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

Mexico Solidarity Network


Total cost of 8 trips: $9,146.06


Traveler: Amiri Settles (from the office of Donald Payne)
Destination: CHIAPAS, MEXICO
Purpose: HUMAN RIGHTS IN CHIAPAS
Date: Jan 4, 2000 (5 days)
Expense: $1,104.00
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Traveler: Peter Irvine (from the office of John Olver)
Destination: SAN CRISTOBAL DE LAS CASAS, CHIAPAS, MEXICO & MEXICO D.F., MEXICO
Purpose: HUMAN RIGHTS OBSERVATION AND FACT-FINDING
Date: Jan 6, 2000 (6 days)
Expense: $1,104.06
source

Traveler: Warren Gunnels (from the office of Bernard Sanders)
Destination: MEXICO CITY, MEXICO & CHIAPAS, MEXICO
Purpose: HUMAN RIGHTS
Date: Jan 7, 2000 (5 days)
Expense: $1,104.00
source

Traveler: Jonathan Fremont (from the office of Cynthia Mckinney)
Destination: CHIAPAS AND MEXICO CITY, MEXICO
Purpose: INFORMATIONAL, FACT FINDING
Date: Jan 7, 2000 (7 days)
Expense: $1,104.00
source

Traveler: Jeannette Windon (from the office of John Porter)
Destination: CHIAPAS AND MEXICO CITY, MEXICO
Purpose: INVESTIGATION OF HUMAN RIGHTS SITUATION
Date: Jan 7, 2000 (5 days)
Expense: $1,104.00
source

Traveler: Michelle Mancini (from the office of Michael Capuano)
Destination: CHIAPAS, MEXICO AND MEXICO CITY
Purpose: TO INVESTIGATE HUMAN RIGHTS ABUSES AND THE IMPACT OF NAFTAN ON MEXICANS
Date: Jan 7, 2000 (5 days)
Expense: $1,136.00
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Traveler: Thomas Vinson (from the office of Peter Defazio)
Destination: MEXICO CITY; CHIAPOS, MEXICO
Purpose: HUMAN RIGHTS OBSERVATION
Date: Jan 7, 2000 (5 days)
Expense: $1,104.00
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Traveler: Angela Ramirez (from the office of Joseph Crowley)
Destination: MEXICO
Purpose: REVIEW HUMAN RIGHTS AND AGRICULTURAL TRADE ISSUES IN MEXICO VIS A VIS THE US
Date: Aug 10, 2003 (5 days)
Expense: $1,386.00
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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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  • 11.17.14

    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.