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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

Ohio State University


Total cost of 11 trips: $10,918.53


Traveler: Donna Pignatelli (from the office of Sherrod Brown)
Destination: UKRAINE (KIEV & LUIV)
Purpose: PARTICIPATE IN OPENING OF US-EU-UKRANIAN DEVELOPMENT OF EDUCATION FOR DEMOCRACY
Date: May 19, 2000 (4 days)
Expense: $2,251.38
source

Traveler: Sherrod Brown (from the office of Sherrod Brown)
Destination: UKRAINE (KIEV & LUIV)
Purpose: PARTICIPATE IN OPENING OF US-EU-UKRANIAN DEVELOPMENT OF EDUCATION FOR DEMOCRACY
Date: May 19, 2000 (4 days)
Expense: $2,251.38
source

Traveler: Auke Piersma (from the office of Dennis Kucinich)
Destination:
Purpose: SEMINARS ON FOOD AND AG ISSUES
Date: Aug 9, 2000 (3 days)
Expense: $669.85
source

Traveler: Phil Park (from the office of George Voinovich)
Destination: COLUMBUS, OH
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL PROGRAM ON ACADEMIC MEDICAL CENTERS
Date: Feb 20, 2002 (4 days)
Expense: $620.80
source

Traveler: Peter Erdman (from the office of Michael Oxley)
Destination: COLUMBUS, OH
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL PROGRAM ON ACADEMIC MEDICAL CENTERS AND THEIR UNIQUE MISSIONS
Date: Feb 20, 2002 (4 days)
Expense: $694.71
source

Traveler: Mark Schroeder (from the office of Paul Gillmor)
Destination: MARTINIS, SHORT NORTH, COLUMBUS
Purpose: MEDICAL HEALTH CARE EDUCATION
Date: Feb 20, 2002 (4 days)
Expense: $705.80
source

Traveler: Julie Little (from the office of Marcy Kaptur)
Destination: COLUMBUS, OHIO
Purpose: 238.41
Date: Feb 20, 2002 (4 days)
Expense: $518.94
source

Traveler: Shiloh Reiher (from the office of Deborah Pryce)
Destination: ATTACHED
Purpose: PARTICIPATE IN PROJECT MEDICAL EDUCATION PROGRAM
Date: Feb 20, 2002 (3 days)
Expense: $917.42
source

Traveler: Jason Grove (from the office of Ralph Regula)
Destination:
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL PROGRAM ON ACADEMIC MEDICAL CENTERS AND THEIR UNIQUE MISSIONS
Date: Feb 20, 2002 (4 days)
Expense: $620.80
source

Traveler: Stephen Francis (from the office of Patrick Tiberi)
Destination: VARIOUS MEETINGS/DEMONSTRATIONS AT OSV MEDICAL CENTER COLUMBUS, OHIO
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL PROGRAM ON ACADEMIC MEDICAL CENTERS
Date: Feb 21, 2002 (1 day)
Expense: $610.05
source

Traveler: Pat De Leon (from the office of Daniel Inouye)
Destination: ATHENS OHIO
Purpose: MEET WITH FACULTY AND STUDENTS
Date: May 29, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $1,057.40
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.

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.