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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)

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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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Trips by*

John Horner


Total cost of 12 trips: $25,628.41


Trips traveled under the office of J.C. Watts

Destination: CHATHAM, MASSACHUSETTS
Sponsor: Invest to Compete Alliance
Purpose: PARTICIPATE IN CONGRESSIONAL LEADERSHIP EDUCATIONAL SEMINAR
Date: Jul 6, 2000 (3 days)
Expense: $2,116.50
source

Destination: TOKYO - KYOTO
Sponsor: Japan Center for International Exchange
Purpose: MEETINGS WITH JAPANESE GOVERNMENT
Date: Aug 20, 2000 (7 days)
Expense: $9,282.56
source

Destination: WASHINGTON, D.C. - TAMPA
Sponsor: Merck & Co
Purpose: CONGRESSIONAL BRIEFING
Date: Nov 29, 2000 (2 days)
Expense: $1,720.45
source

Destination: TAMPA - PALM BEACH GARDENS - WASHINGTON, D.C.
Sponsor: Invest to Compete Alliance
Purpose: CONGRESSIONAL SEMINAR
Date: Dec 1, 2000 (3 days)
Expense: $1,005.00
source

Destination: WILLIAMSBURG, VA.
Sponsor: Congressional Institute Inc
Purpose: HOUSE REPUBLICAN PLANNING CONFERENCE
Date: Feb 1, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $589.00
source

Destination: DELHI - BOMBAY - BANVALDRE
Sponsor: Confederation of Indian Industry
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL
Date: Apr 6, 2001 (9 days)
Expense: $6,191.40
source

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

Destination: PALM GARDENS, FL
Sponsor: Invest to Compete Alliance
Purpose: LEADERSHIP SEMINAR
Date: Nov 29, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $729.50
source

Destination: ST. MICHAELS, MD
Sponsor: Congressional Institute Inc
Purpose: ELECTED LEADERSHIP RETREAT
Date: Jan 24, 2002 (1 day)
Expense: $190.00
source

Destination: WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W. VA.
Sponsor: Congressional Institute Inc
Purpose: HOUSE/SENATE PLANNING CONFERENCE
Date: Jan 30, 2002 (2 days)
Expense: $660.00
source

Destination: NYC, NY
Sponsor: American Association of Advertising Agencies
Purpose: BRIEFINGS AND EDUCATIONAL FORUM
Date: Feb 8, 2002 (2 days)
Expense: $625.00
source

Destination: KETCHUM, IDAHO
Sponsor: Invest to Compete Alliance
Purpose: CONGRESSIONAL EDUCATION CENTER
Date: Feb 21, 2002 (3 days)
Expense: $1,110.00
source



* - Trips by all travelers named John Horner.


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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    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.