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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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    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.

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Trips by*

Ashleigh Dela Torre


Total cost of 6 trips: $7,197.06


Trips traveled under the office of Pat Roberts

Destination: SANTA FE, NM
Sponsor: National Rural Electric Cooperative Association
Purpose: LEARN OF THE ISSUES FACING ELECTRIC COOPERATIVES IN REMOTE SERVICE TERRITORIES
Date: Jun 30, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $1,400.00
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Destination: LOUISVILLE AND LEXINGTON, KY
Sponsor: Council for Burley Tobacco and affiliates
Purpose: TO SEE FIRST HAND THE ISSUES AFFECTING AGRICULTURE SUCH AS MIGRANT WORKER LAWS, QUOTES ON PRODUCTION, GOVERNMENT PAYMENTS & CROP DIVERSTIFICATION
Date: Aug 6, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $459.05
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Destination: KANSAS CITY, KANSAS AND CHICAGO, ILLINOIS
Sponsor: BNSF Railway Company
Purpose: FACT-FINDING TRIP REGARDING BURLINGTON NORTHERN SANTA FE RAILROAD'S OPERATIONS/FREIGHT YARDS IN KANSAS CITY AND CHICAGO
Date: Mar 14, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $1,914.16
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Destination: KANSAS CITY KS AND MO
Sponsor: Kansas City Kansas Area Chamber of Commerce
Purpose: ATTEND CONFERENCE ON FEDERAL INVESTMENT PRIORITIES FOR THE REGION, INCLUDING TRANSPORTATION ISSUES
Date: May 23, 2003 (9 days)
Expense: $881.85
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Destination: CHICAGO, IL
Sponsor: Congressional Economic Leadership Institute
Purpose: TO DISCUSS ISSUES FACING THE AVIATION INDUSTRY AT CENTERS CONFERENCE, SUCH AS RESTRUCTING, FINANCING TAX INCENTIVES AND SECURITY CONCERNS
Date: Jul 11, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $1,180.00
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Destination: TAMPA, FLORIDA
Sponsor: Aviation Safety Alliance
Purpose: TO ATTEND A LEGISLATIVE CONFERENCE ON AVIATION SAFELY ENTITLED "LEARNING FROM DISASTER: AN INSIDE LOOK AT AVIATION ACCIDENT INVESTIGATION AND ITS LINK TO IMPROVES SAFELY."
Date: Feb 19, 2004 (3 days)
Expense: $1,362.00
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* - Trips by all travelers named Ashleigh Dela Torre.


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.