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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*

Dan Archer


Total cost of 9 trips: $17,812.73


Trips traveled under the office of Chuck Hagel

Destination: FT. LAUDERDALE, FLA
Sponsor: American Bankers Association
Purpose: ABA ANNUAL CONFERENCE-ADDRESSING MEMBERS ON SENATE BANKING COMMITTEE ACTIVITIES
Date: Feb 7, 2002 (3 days)
Expense: $1,673.50
source

Destination: GREENBRIAR RESORT, WEST SULPHUR SPRINGS, W.V.
Sponsor: Council of Insurance Agents & Brokers
Purpose: ANNUAL ROUNDTABLE DISCUSSION ON INSURANCE INDUSTRY ISSUES
Date: May 31, 2002 (2 days)
Expense: $900.00
source

Destination: HAVANNA, CUBA
Sponsor: Center for International Policy
Purpose: FACT FINDING TRIP TO EXPLORE OPENING TRADE WITH CUBA
Date: Feb 19, 2003 (4 days)
Expense: $1,258.00
source

Destination: COLORADO SPRINGS, CO
Sponsor: American Bankers Association
Purpose: ATTEND THEIR NATIONAL CONVENTION; PARTICIPATE IN CONGRESSIONAL PANEL
Date: Jul 18, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $2,180.00
source

Destination: NEW YORK CITY
Sponsor: Instinet Corporation
Purpose: STAFF BRIEFING
Date: Oct 5, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $754.28
source

Destination: FRANCE & BRITAIN
Sponsor: European Institute
Purpose: STAFF FACT FINDING TRIP ON US-TRANSATLANTIC RELATIONS
Date: Nov 30, 2003 (6 days)
Expense: $6,175.00
source

Destination: NEW YORK, NEW YORK
Sponsor: Bear Stearns & Co
Purpose: BRIEFING ON NY SE
Date: Mar 26, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $600.00
source

Destination: BEIRUT, LEBANON AND SYRIA
Sponsor: American Task Force for Lebanon
Purpose: FACT-FINDING TRIP - MEETING WITH GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS
Date: May 22, 2004 (8 days)
Expense: $2,812.36
source

Destination: SAN FRANCISCO, CA
Sponsor: Visa USA Inc
Purpose: BRIEFINGS AT VISA HEADQUARTERS, CONGRESSIONAL STAFF TRIP
Date: Aug 11, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $1,459.59
source



* - Trips by all travelers named Dan Archer.


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.