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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

US Committee for the United Nations Population Fund


Total cost of 5 trips: $18,189.02


Traveler: Kelly Fitzgerald (from the office of Robert Borski)
Destination: RABAT, MOROCCO; MARRAKECH, MOROCCO; OUARZAZATE, MOROCCO
Purpose: FIRST HAND EXAMINATION OF INTERNATIONAL FAMILY PLANNING ACTIVITIES AND NGO WORK IN MOROCCO
Date: Apr 6, 2001 (8 days)
Expense: $7,680.00
source

Traveler: Lindsey Brill (from the office of Lincoln Chafee)
Destination: SANTO DOMINGO, DOMINICAN REPUBLIC
Purpose: TO VISIT THE HEALTH AND POPULATION PROGRAMS OF THE UN POPULATION FUND IN THE DOMINICAN REPUBLIC
Date: Feb 17, 2004 (4 days)
Expense: $2,568.53
source

Traveler: Julie Cohen (from the office of Herbert Kohl)
Destination: DOMINICAN REPUBLIC
Purpose: FACT-FINDING RELATING TO U.S. FUNDING FOR INTERNATIONAL HEALTH, HIV/AIDS, AND FAMILY PLANNING PROGRAMS
Date: Feb 17, 2004 (4 days)
Expense: $2,568.53
source

Traveler: Joseph Crowley (from the office of Joseph Crowley)
Destination: DOMINICAN REPUBLIC
Purpose: FACT FINDING REGARDING HEALTH AND FAMILY PLANNING PROGRAMS FUNDED BY UNFPA AND USAID
Date: Feb 17, 2004 (5 days)
Expense: $4,649.06
source

Traveler: Kristin Wells (from the office of John Conyers)
Destination: MILWAUKEE, WISCONSIN
Purpose: TO EXAMINE THE PROCESS OF RESETTLING REFUGEES WHO ENTER THE UNITED STATES THROUGH THE U.S. REFUGEE PROGRAM AND TO MEET WITH BOSNIAN, HMONG AND SOMALI REFUGEES ABOUT THEIR ADMISSION AND RESETTLEMENT EXPERIENCES
Date: Aug 3, 2004 (3 days)
Expense: $722.90
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

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  • 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.