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(Photos: Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library)

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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

Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars


Total cost of 10 trips: $4,653.75


Traveler: Lance Walker (from the office of Jeff Flake)
Destination: AIRLIE, A CONFERENCE CENTER IN WARRENTON, VIRGINIA
Purpose: THE PURPOSE OF THE TRIP WAS TO "KICK OFF" AN ONGOING CONGRESSIONAL STAFF FORUM ON AFRICA RELATED ISSUES. THE STAFF GROUP WAS BI-CAMERAL AND BI-PARTISAN
Date: Jun 18, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $261.25
source

Traveler: Jennifer Keaton (from the office of Carolyn Maloney)
Destination: WARRENTON, VA
Purpose: THE PROGRAM WAS DESIGNED TO EDUCATE CONGRESSIONAL STAFFERS ABOUT AFRICAN ISSUES INCLUDING HIV/AIDS, TRADE, AND SECURITY
Date: Jun 18, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $562.50
source

Traveler: Jayme White (from the office of Jim Mcdermott)
Destination: WASHINGTON, DC TO WARRENTON, VA
Purpose: TO LEARN MORE ABOUT THE CHALLENGES THAT CONFRONT AFRICA
Date: Jun 18, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $562.50
source

Traveler: Kira Maas (from the office of Silvestre Reyes)
Destination: WARRENTON, VA
Purpose: CONGRESSIONAL STAFF FORUM
Date: Jun 18, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $522.50
source

Traveler: Mischa Thompson (from the office of Gregory Meeks)
Destination: WARRENTON, VA
Purpose: FORUM
Date: Jun 19, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $522.50
source

Traveler: Samantha Stockman (from the office of Frank Wolf)
Destination: AIRLIE CONFERENCE CENTER, WARRENTON, VA
Purpose: CONGRESSIONAL STAFF FORUM ON AFRICA
Date: Jun 19, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $302.50
source

Traveler: Shannon Smith (from the office of Richard Durbin)
Destination: AIRLIE, VA
Purpose: CONGRESSIONAL STAFF FORUM ON AFRICA
Date: Mar 11, 2005 (2 days)
Expense: $500.00
source

Traveler: Alexis Brandt (from the office of Steny Hoyer)
Destination: WARRENTON, VIRGINIA
Purpose: CONGRESSIONAL STAFF FORUM ON AFRICA
Date: Mar 11, 2005 (2 days)
Expense: $460.00
source

Traveler: Geoff Plague (from the office of Steny Hoyer)
Destination: AIRLIE CENTER, VA
Purpose: CONGRESSIONAL STAFF FORUM ON AFRICA
Date: Mar 11, 2005 (2 days)
Expense: $460.00
source

Traveler: Bill Harper (from the office of Betty Mccollum)
Destination: WARRENTON, VA
Purpose: CONGRESSIONAL STAFF FORUM RETREAT ON AFRICA
Date: Mar 11, 2005 (2 days)
Expense: $500.00
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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.