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(Photos: Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library)

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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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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*

Howard Diamond


Total cost of 13 trips: $48,681.87


Trips traveled under the office of Gary Ackerman

Destination: YEMEN
Sponsor: Thabet Group
Purpose: STUDY VISIT
Date: Feb 18, 2000 (8 days)
Expense: $2,055.00
source

Destination: ISRAEL
Sponsor: American Israel Education Foundation
Purpose: STUDY VISIT
Date: Nov 26, 2000 (8 days)
Expense: $3,135.00
source

Destination: DOHA, QATAR
Sponsor: State of Qatar
Purpose: CULTURAL AND EDUCATIONAL PROGRAM
Date: Jan 4, 2001 (5 days)
Expense: $8,835.00
source

Destination: SYRIA, SAUDI ARABIA, EGYPT, ISRAEL
Sponsor: Center for Middle East Peace & Economic Cooperation
Purpose: FACT FINDING
Date: Aug 7, 2001 (10 days)
Expense: $4,703.17
source

Destination: MEETINGS IN CAIRO, ONE DAY IN LUXOR AT US AID SITE
Sponsor: American Chamber of Commerce in Egypt
Purpose: EDUCATION AND CULTURAL EXCHANGE
Date: Jan 11, 2002 (8 days)
Expense: $2,753.00
source

Destination: LEBANON AND SYRIA
Sponsor: American Task Force for Lebanon
Purpose: EDUCATION AND CULTURAL EXCHANGE
Date: Nov 9, 2002 (7 days)
Expense: $1,668.25
source

Destination: ISRAEL
Sponsor: Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations
Purpose: FACT FINDING (WITH MEMBER)
Date: Feb 16, 2003 (5 days)
Expense: $1,437.00
source

Destination: BERLIN
Sponsor: Stanley Foundation
Purpose: CONFERENCE ATTENDANCE
Date: Jun 27, 2003 (6 days)
Expense: $2,888.00
source

Destination: TURKEY
Sponsor: Turkish-American Business Forum Inc
Purpose: EDUCATION & CULTURAL EXCHANGE
Date: Aug 17, 2003 (8 days)
Expense: $4,580.00
source

Destination: TAIWAN
Sponsor: Chinese International Economic Cooperation Association
Purpose: TRAVEL WITH MEMBER
Date: Jan 11, 2004 (4 days)
Expense: $3,720.00
source

Destination: KUALA LUMPUR
Sponsor: Institute of Strategic and International Studies (ISIS) Malaysia
Purpose: EDUCATION AND CULTURAL EXCHANGE
Date: Aug 21, 2004 (8 days)
Expense: $6,617.00
source

Destination: CAIRO, EGYPT
Sponsor: American Chamber of Commerce in Egypt
Purpose: EDUCATION AND CULTURAL EXCHANGE
Date: Nov 6, 2004 (9 days)
Expense: $1,775.45
source

Destination: MOROCCO
Sponsor: Ribat Al Fath Association for Sustainable Development
Purpose: FACT FINDING
Date: Feb 19, 2005 (7 days)
Expense: $4,515.00
source



* - Trips by all travelers named Howard Diamond.


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.