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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

University of Arkansas


Total cost of 9 trips: $6,811.31


Traveler: Danny Davis (from the office of Danny Davis)
Destination: UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS-PINE BLUFF
Purpose: CONFERENCE SPEAKER AT THE RURAL LIFE CONFERENCE
Date: Jan 26, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $327.50
source

Traveler: Danny Davis (from the office of Danny Davis)
Destination: HOUSTON, TEXAS
Purpose: KEYNOTE SPEAKER * 11TH ANNUAL SUMMER CONFERENCE GALA
Date: Aug 7, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $150.00
source

Traveler: Brandon Mcbride (from the office of Blanche Lincoln)
Destination: MONTICELLO, AR, PINE BLUFF, AR, STUTTGART, AR, CONWAY, AR, GRAVELTA, AR, ERYETTEVILLE
Purpose: TO VISIT AGRICULTURAL PROJECTS ASSOCIATED WITH THE UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS DIVISION OF AGRICULTURE IN EACH COMMUNITY
Date: Sep 9, 2004 (3 days)
Expense: $857.01
source

Traveler: Robert Holifield (from the office of Blanche Lincoln)
Destination: ARKANSAS
Purpose: TOUR FEDERALLY FUNDED RESEARCH FACILITIES
Date: Sep 9, 2004 (3 days)
Expense: $857.01
source

Traveler: Andrew Grobmyer (from the office of Mark Pryor)
Destination: ARKANSAS-LITTLE ROCK, MONTICELLO, PINE BLUFF, STUTTGART, FAYETTEVILLE
Purpose: FACT FINDING ON UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS AGRICULTURE COOPERATIVE EXTENSION SERVICES AND THE UNIVERSITY'S DIVISION OF AGRICULTURE
Date: Sep 9, 2004 (3 days)
Expense: $857.01
source

Traveler: Nathan Read (from the office of Marion Berry)
Destination: MONTICELLO, AR-FAYETTEVILLE, AR
Purpose: AGRICULTURE TOUR OF ARKANSAS
Date: Sep 9, 2004 (3 days)
Expense: $857.01
source

Traveler: Charlotte Shasteen (from the office of John Boozman)
Destination: LITTLE ROCK, ARKANSAS
Purpose: LEARN MORE ABOUT AGRICULTURAL PROJECT IN ARKANSAS
Date: Sep 9, 2004 (3 days)
Expense: $1,403.18
source

Traveler: James Savage (from the office of Vic Snyder)
Destination: ARKANSAS
Purpose: TOUR OF AGRICULTURAL OPERATIONS THAT RECEIVE PORTIONS OF THEIR FUNDING FROM FEDERAL SOURCES
Date: Sep 9, 2004 (3 days)
Expense: $822.01
source

Traveler: Christopher Causey (from the office of Marion Berry)
Destination: REAGAN NATIONAL AIRPORT TO NORTHWEST REGIONAL AIRPORT (FAYETTEVILLE, ARKANSAS)
Purpose: FACT FINDING MISSION REGARDING UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS AGRICULTURE EXTENSION SERVICE PROGRAMS. THESE FEDERALLY FUNDED PROGRAMS INCLUDE THE BEEF IMPROVEMENT PROGRAM AND THE FOOD SAFETY CONSORTIUM
Date: Sep 10, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $680.58
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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.