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(Photos: Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library)

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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*

Helen Hardin


Total cost of 13 trips: $24,850.31


Trips traveled under the office of Zach Wamp

Destination: CHARLOTTESVILLE VA
Sponsor: Mercatus Center at George Mason University
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL
Date: Jan 20, 2000 (2 days)
Expense: $476.50
source

Destination:
Sponsor: Mercatus Center at George Mason University
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL
Date: Jan 24, 2002 (2 days)
Expense: $442.00
source

Destination: DC-WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS-KNOXVILLE
Sponsor: Congressional Institute Inc
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL
Date: Feb 19, 2002 (2 days)
Expense: $703.00
source

Destination: WASHINGTON, DC
Sponsor: Congressional Institute Inc
Purpose: EDUCATION
Date: Oct 23, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $895.00
source

Destination: SINGAPORE - VIETNAM
Sponsor: Institute of Southeast Asian Studies
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL
Date: Dec 6, 2003 (10 days)
Expense: $7,552.21
source

Destination: PHILADELPHIA
Sponsor: Mercatus Center at George Mason University
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL
Date: Feb 19, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $739.00
source

Destination: NY
Sponsor: Congressional Institute Inc
Purpose: EDUCATION
Date: Mar 11, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $933.40
source

Destination: ISRAEL
Sponsor: American Israel Education Foundation
Purpose: EDUCATION
Date: Aug 14, 2004 (10 days)
Expense: $3,650.85
source

Destination: TINDOUF, ALGERIA (REFUGEE CAMPS)
Sponsor: Defense Forum Foundation
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL
Date: Nov 29, 2004 (8 days)
Expense: $1,311.00
source

Destination: PHILADELPHIA
Sponsor: Mercatus Center at George Mason University
Purpose: EDUCATION
Date: Feb 4, 2005 (2 days)
Expense: $671.00
source

Destination: WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS
Sponsor: Congressional Institute Inc
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL
Date: Mar 3, 2005 (2 days)
Expense: $543.00
source

Destination: SAN JOSE
Sponsor: Organization for Tropical Studies
Purpose: EDUCATION
Date: May 28, 2005 (10 days)
Expense: $2,288.35
source

Destination: CASABLANCA
Sponsor: Ribat Al Fath Association for Sustainable Development
Purpose: EDUCATION-MOROCCO-WESTERN SAHARA DISPUTE, POLITICAL AND SOCIAL REFORMS, TERRORISM/NATIONAL SECURITY, MOROCCO-US RELATIONS, ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT
Date: Jul 1, 2005 (9 days)
Expense: $4,645.00
source



* - Trips by all travelers named Helen Hardin.


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.