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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*

Shayne Gill


Total cost of 11 trips: $15,904.29


Trips traveled under the office of Spencer Bachus

Destination: MONTREAL, QUEBEC CANADA
Sponsor: Congressional Economic Leadership Institute
Purpose: AVIATION CONFERENCE
Date: Jul 6, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $1,409.00
source

Destination: THE HOTEL THAYER, WEST POINT, NEW YORK
Sponsor: Cooperstown Conference Foundation
Purpose: RAILROAD CONFERENCE
Date: Jul 13, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $695.00
source

Destination: LAS VEGAS, NEVADA
Sponsor: Nuclear Energy Institute
Purpose: FACT FINDING TRIP TO YUCCA MOUNTAIN
Date: Aug 14, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $805.31
source

Destination: MIAMI, FL
Sponsor: Aviation Safety Alliance
Purpose: SEMINAR: SAFETY & SECURITY POST 9/11
Date: Feb 15, 2002 (3 days)
Expense: $1,119.00
source

Destination: WHITE SULFUR SPRINGS, WV
Sponsor: Association of American Railroads
Purpose: CONFERENCE ON TEA-21 REAUTHORIZATION & RAILROAD INFRASTRUCTURE INVESTMENT
Date: Jul 1, 2002 (2 days)
Expense: $736.00
source

Destination: NEW YORK CITY, NY
Sponsor: Congressional Economic Leadership Institute
Purpose: FINANCIAL HEALTH OF AVIATION INDUSTRY, AVIATION SECURITY
Date: Jul 5, 2002 (2 days)
Expense: $1,339.00
source

Destination: CHICAGO, ILLINOIS
Sponsor: Congressional Economic Leadership Institute
Purpose: TO DISCUSS AVIATION ISSUES, REGIONAL AIRLINES, FINANCIAL HEALTH AND FUTURE CONSOLIDATION
Date: Jul 11, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $1,180.00
source

Destination: DAYTONA BEACH, FLORIDA
Sponsor: International Speedway Corporation
Purpose: TO TOUR INTERNATIONAL SPEEDWAY AT DAYTONA AND TO LEARN ABOUT TAX TREATMENT OF ENTERTAINMENT COMPLEXER.
Date: Feb 6, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $822.64
source

Destination: ST. PETERSBURG, FL./WASHINGTON, D.C.
Sponsor: Aviation Safety Alliance
Purpose: AVIATION SAFETY ALLIANCE LEARNING FROM DISASTER: AN INSIDE LOOK AT AVIATION ACCIDENT INVESTIGATION AND ITS LINK TO IMPROVED SAFETY.
Date: Feb 19, 2004 (3 days)
Expense: $1,150.80
source

Destination: WHITEFISH, MT TO SEATTLE, WASHINGTON
Sponsor: BNSF Railway Company
Purpose: FACT FINDING TRIP
Date: May 26, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $2,147.54
source

Destination: WASHINGTON DC- TAIPEI, TAIWAN
Sponsor: Chinese International Economic Cooperation Association
Purpose: FACT FINDING
Date: Aug 6, 2004 (7 days)
Expense: $4,500.00
source



* - Trips by all travelers named Shayne Gill.


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.