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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*

Francis Gibbs


Total cost of 9 trips: $15,301.89


Trips traveled under the office of Ander Crenshaw

Destination: MIAMI
Sponsor: FLORIDA CITRUS MUTUAL; FLORIDA FARM BUREAU; FLORIDA FRUIT AND VEG.
Purpose: SOUTH FLA. AGRICULTURE
Date: Apr 7, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $1,542.59
source

Destination: MINNESOTA (VARIOUS SITES)
Sponsor: MINNESOTA CORN GROWERS
Purpose: EDUCATION (FARM BILL/ENERGY)
Date: Aug 24, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $1,089.62
source

Destination: PBI
Sponsor: FLORIDA SUGAR CANE LEAGUE (80%) AND SUGAR CANE GROWERS COOPERATIVE OF FLORIDA (20%)
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL TOUR OF SUGAR CANE FARMS AND FACILITIES
Date: Feb 19, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $822.00
source

Destination: SAHRAWI REFUGEE CAMPS (ALGERIA)
Sponsor: Defense Forum Foundation
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL MISSION TO VIEW PROGRESS OF ONGOING UN MISSION FOR THE REFERENDUM IN WESTERN SAHARA.
Date: May 25, 2003 (8 days)
Expense: $2,383.48
source

Destination: MIAMI
Sponsor: BellSouth Corporation
Purpose: STAFF TRIP TO LEARN ABOUT STATE AND FEDERAL TELECOM ISSUES
Date: Feb 6, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $1,503.00
source

Destination: FLEW INTO WEST PALM AIRPORT FOR FARM TOURS IN SE FL
Sponsor: American Farm Bureau Federation and affiliates
Purpose: EDUCATION AND FACT-FINDING OF AGRICULTURE ISSUES
Date: Feb 15, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $755.20
source

Destination: ORLANDO
Sponsor: FL. DEPT. OF CITRUS (STATE AGENCY) AND FL. CITRUS MUTUAL
Purpose: EDUCATION ABOUT CITRUS ISSUES
Date: Jun 27, 2004 (5 days)
Expense: $1,106.00
source

Destination: TAIPEI
Sponsor: Chinese International Economic Cooperation Association
Purpose: FACT FINDING AND EDUCATIONAL VISIT
Date: Dec 8, 2004 (6 days)
Expense: $4,300.00
source


Trips traveled under the office of Connie Mack

Destination: MIAMI, FL-DUCKKEY, FL
Sponsor: National Rural Electric Cooperative Association
Purpose: TOUR RURAL ENERGY COOPS IN FLORIDA
Date: Mar 30, 2005 (3 days)
Expense: $1,800.00
source



* - Trips by all travelers named Francis Gibbs.


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.