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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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  • 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.
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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*

Kevin Fitzpatrick


Total cost of 12 trips: $44,360.70


Trips traveled under the office of Steve Chabot

Destination: MEETINGS: MINISTRY OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS AND TRADE; US EMBASSY; US 8TH ARMY HQ; UN COMMAND; DMZ; NATIONAL ASSEMBLY; YOSEI UNIVERSITY; INSTITUTE OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS AND NATIONAL SECURITY; AMERICAN CHAMBER OF COMMERCE; KOREA FOUNDATION
Sponsor: Republic of Korea
Purpose: CONGRESSIONAL STAFF EXCHANGE PROGRAM
Date: May 26, 2002 (6 days)
Expense: $4,825.00
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Destination: TAIWAN AND JAPAN
Sponsor: Chinese International Economic Cooperation Association
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN INTL INTER-PARLIAMENTARY CONFERENCE ON ASIAN-PACIFIC SECURITY AND MEET WITH TAIWANESE OFFICIALS INCLUDING PRESIDENT, VP, PREMIER, FOREIGN MINISTER AND LEGISLATORS, AND TO MEET WITH JAPANESE MINISTERS AND LEGISLATORS
Date: Jan 13, 2003 (8 days)
Expense: $5,220.00
source

Destination: NEW YORK
Sponsor: Humpty Dumpty Institute
Purpose: CONGRESSIONAL STAFF VISIT TO UNITED NATIONS
Date: Jul 17, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $706.40
source

Destination: Taiwan
Sponsor: Chinese International Economic Cooperation Association
Purpose: To participate in meetings with Taiwan government officials, office of the President, National Security Council, Mainland Affairs Office, Foreign and Health Ministry, ect.,
Date: Nov 30, 2003 (6 days)
Expense: $4,050.00
source

Destination: Washington, Taipei, Washington
Sponsor: Chinese International Economic Cooperation Association
Purpose: Attend Int'l Interparlimentary conference on Asia Pacific Security, meet with the President, Vice President, foreign minister and legislators
Date: Jan 12, 2004 (4 days)
Expense: $3,650.00
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Destination: Washington D.C, New York, NY, Washington, D.C.
Sponsor: Humpty Dumpty Institute
Purpose: Meetings with United Nations officials
Date: May 6, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $835.90
source

Destination: Washington D.C., Taipei, Washington D.C.
Sponsor: Chinese International Economic Cooperation Association
Purpose: Meeting with President, Vice President, Foreign Affairs Minister, President of Legislative Yuan, Chairman of Mainland Affairs Council, Members of Legislative, American Institute in Taiwan
Date: May 24, 2004 (5 days)
Expense: $3,190.00
source

Destination: D.C., Seoul Korea, D.C.
Sponsor: Korea-United States Exchange Council
Purpose: Meeting with National Security Advisor & Defense Advisor to the President, Members of the National Assembly, US Ambassador to Rok, USAF-Korea
Date: Jun 26, 2004 (5 days)
Expense: $7,742.20
source

Destination: D.C.; Chicago, IL; D.C.
Sponsor: Association for Manufacturing Technology
Purpose: Attend 2004 International Manufacturing Technology show
Date: Sep 10, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $811.60
source

Destination: D.C.; Taipei; D.C.
Sponsor: Chinese International Economic Cooperation Association
Purpose: Meet with government officials, observe parlimentary elections
Date: Dec 6, 2004 (6 days)
Expense: $4,200.00
source

Destination: EGYPT
Sponsor: American Chamber of Commerce in Egypt
Purpose: MEET WITH SENIOR GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS, BUSINESS LEADERS, TOUR ANTIQUITY SITES, US AID PROJECTS
Date: Jan 8, 2005 (7 days)
Expense: $2,793.15
source

Destination: SERBIA, MACEDONIA, KOSOVO, MONTENEGRO
Sponsor: German Marshall Fund of the United States
Purpose: MEET WITH GOV'T OFFICIALS, USAID, UN MILITARY COMMAND, NGO'S, BUSINESS REPRESENTATIVES, PARLIAMENTARIANS
Date: Feb 19, 2005 (8 days)
Expense: $6,336.45
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* - Trips by all travelers named Kevin Fitzpatrick.


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.