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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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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 by*

Mark Dawson


Total cost of 5 trips: $19,481.78


Trips traveled under the office of Robert Aderholt

Destination: STOCKHOLM, SWEDEN
Sponsor: Saab AB
Purpose: FACT-FINDING (DEFENSE TECHNOLOGIES)
Date: Aug 19, 2001 (7 days)
Expense: $7,000.00
source

Destination: WEST PALM BEACH
Sponsor: FLORIDA SUGAR CANE LEAGUE; SUGAR CANE GROWERS COOPERATIVE OF FLORIDA
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL TOUR OF SUGAR CANE FIELDS AND PROCESSING FACILITIES
Date: Feb 19, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $822.00
source

Destination: ROME, ITALY
Sponsor: General Atomics
Purpose: DEFEAT & FOREIGN AFFAIRS MATTERS
Date: Apr 9, 2004 (9 days)
Expense: $10,124.40
source

Destination: MONTGOMERY, AL
Sponsor: Alabama Farmers Federation
Purpose: TO VISIT PRODUCTION SITES AND MEET WITH LOCAL PRODUCERS IN ORDER TO SEE LATEST PRODUCTION METHODS AND CONSERVATION PRACTICES
Date: Mar 31, 2005 (3 days)
Expense: $1,042.20
source

Destination: BIRMINGHAM, ALABAMA
Sponsor: Healthsouth Corporation
Purpose: VIEW HEALTH CARE FACILITIES, ESPECIALLY THOSE WHICH PROVIDE REHABILITATION SERVICE TO THE ELDERLY, AND TO GET BRIEFINGS ON HEALTHSOUTH'S COMPLIANCE WITH LEGAL MATTERS
Date: Aug 19, 2005 (1 day)
Expense: $493.18
source



* - Trips by all travelers named Mark Dawson.


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

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    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.