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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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    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.
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    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.

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Trips by*

Rob Ehrich


Total cost of 6 trips: $14,240.20


Trips traveled under the office of Evan Bayh

Destination: INDIANA INDIANAPOLIS, JASPER, TELL CITY, VINCENNES AND WASHINGTON
Sponsor: Indiana Statewide Association of Rural Electric Cooperatives
Purpose: TO ATTEND THE INDIANA STATEWIDE ASSOCIATION OF RURAL ELECTRIC COOPERATIVES, INC. 2001 CONGRESSIONAL STAFF TOUR OF CENTRAL AND SOUTHERN INDIANA
Date: May 30, 2001 (4 days)
Expense: $1,275.00
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Destination: PEOPLE'S REPUBLIC OF CHINA (BEIJING, XIAN, SHANGHAI)
Sponsor: US-China Policy Foundation
Purpose: TO PROMOTE A GREATER UNDERSTANDING BETWEEN AMERICAN AND CHINESE. OUR CONGRESSIONAL DELEGATION MEET WITH VARIOUS CHINESE AND GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS DURING OUR VISIT
Date: Aug 11, 2001 (8 days)
Expense: $2,339.50
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Destination: LAS VEGAS, NEVADA (YUCCA MOUNTAIN)
Sponsor: Nuclear Energy Institute
Purpose: A FACT-FINDING TRIP TO YUCCA MOUNTAIN WILL A UNIQUE OPPORTUNITY TO LEARN MORE ABOUT THE SURROUNDING THE AT YUCCA MTN
Date: Nov 11, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $1,480.70
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Destination: BALTIMORE, MARYLAND
Sponsor: Council on Competitiveness
Purpose: TO ATTEND "THE FORUM ON TECHNOLOGY AND INNOVATION, AN INITIATIVE OF THE COUNCIL ON COMPETITIVENESS"
Date: Jan 10, 2002 (1 day)
Expense: $286.00
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Destination: THE REPUBLIC OF CHINA ON TAIWAN
Sponsor: Chinese International Economic Cooperation Association
Purpose: TO TRAVEL TO TAIWAN AS PART OF A CONGRESSIONAL STAFF DELEGATION TO LEARN MORE ABOUT DEFENSE ISSUES ON TAIWAN. FACT FINDING AND EDUCATIONAL VISIT
Date: Mar 28, 2002 (7 days)
Expense: $4,450.00
source

Destination: UGANDA
Sponsor: Congressional Coalition on Adoption
Purpose: FACT FINDING TRIP FOR CONGRESSIONAL STAFF TO LOOK AT THE ISSUE OF ORPHANS
Date: May 22, 2004 (6 days)
Expense: $4,409.00
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* - Trips by all travelers named Rob Ehrich.


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.