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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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(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 ITALIAN AMERICAN FOUNDATION


Total cost of 6 trips: $17,974.00


Traveler: John Lafalce (from the office of John Lafalce)
Destination: ROME TO CALABRIA, ITALY
Purpose: EXCHANGE OF POLITICAL AND LEGISLATIVE IDEAS BETWEEN ITALIAN OFFICIALS AND MEMBERS OF THE U.S. CONGRESS
Date: Apr 16, 2001 (7 days)
Expense: $3,742.00
source

Traveler: Barbara Lee (from the office of Barbara Lee)
Destination: ROME VIA NEWARK TO CALABRIA, ITALY
Purpose: EXCHANGE OF POLITICAL AND LEGISLATIVE IDEAS BETWEEN ITALIAN OFFICIALS AND MEMBERS OF CONGRESS
Date: Apr 16, 2001 (7 days)
Expense: $1,871.00
source

Traveler: Shannon Smith (from the office of Barbara Lee)
Destination: ROME TO CALABRIA, IT
Purpose: EXCHANGE OF POLITICAL AND LEGISLATIVE IDEAS BETWEEN ITALIAN OFFICIAL AND MEMBERS OF CONGRESS
Date: Apr 16, 2001 (7 days)
Expense: $1,871.00
source

Traveler: Mike Doyle (from the office of Mike Doyle)
Destination: ROME, ITALY TO VIBO VALENTIA, ITALY
Purpose: EXCHANGE OF POLITICAL/LEGISLATIVE IDEAS BETWEEN ITALIAN OFFICIALS AND MEMBERS OF CONGRESS
Date: Apr 16, 2001 (7 days)
Expense: $5,440.00
source

Traveler: Tamera Luzzatto (from the office of Hillary Clinton)
Destination: ROME, ITALY
Purpose: DISCUSS AND PROMOTE ECONOMIC AND POLITICAL TIES BETWEEN THE U.S. AND ITALY
Date: Mar 22, 2002 (8 days)
Expense: $2,525.00
source

Traveler: Ellyn Toscano (from the office of Jose Serrano)
Destination: ROME, ABRUZZO
Purpose: PROMOTION OF ITALIAN TRADE AND CULTURAL EXCHANGE
Date: Mar 22, 2002 (18 days)
Expense: $2,525.00
source



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.