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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*

Sean Hughes


Total cost of 11 trips: $23,821.08


Trips traveled under the office of Jim Mcdermott

Destination: EASTERN WASHINGTON
Sponsor: Energy Northwest
Purpose: FACT-FINDING/ENERGY-RELATED INFORMATION
Date: May 30, 2002 (3 days)
Expense: $1,320.79
source

Destination:
Sponsor: Washington State University
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL / FACT-FINDING
Date: Aug 10, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $1,315.00
source

Destination:
Sponsor: KOREA ECONOMIC INSTITUTE; MINISTRY OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS & TRADE, REPUBLIC OF KOREA
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL AND CULTURAL EXCHANGE
Date: Aug 23, 2003 (8 days)
Expense: $5,350.00
source

Destination: TAIWAN, REPUBLIC OF CHINA
Sponsor: Chinese International Economic Cooperation Association
Purpose: FACT-FINDING AND EDUCATIONAL VISIT
Date: Jan 6, 2004 (7 days)
Expense: $4,320.00
source

Destination: WENATCHEE, WASHINGTON
Sponsor: Washington Public Utility Districts Association
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL TRIP
Date: Apr 4, 2004 (3 days)
Expense: $1,282.63
source

Destination:
Sponsor: Preston Gates & Ellis
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL
Date: Jun 30, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $698.00
source

Destination: SEATTLE, WA TO BOISE IDAHO; BOISE - DC
Sponsor: SAVE OUR WILD SALMON, IDAHO RIVER UNITED
Purpose: FACT-FINDING
Date: Aug 15, 2004 (4 days)
Expense: $653.23
source

Destination: PDX
Sponsor: Washington Public Utility Districts Association
Purpose: FACT-FINDING FOR ENERGY ISSUES
Date: Mar 21, 2005 (6 days)
Expense: $1,341.18
source

Destination: WASHINGTON, DC TO ISTANBUL TO ERCAN, NORTHERN CYPRUS
Sponsor: Cyprus Turkish Chamber of Industry
Purpose: FACT-FINDING MISSION
Date: Aug 7, 2005 (7 days)
Expense: $2,566.00
source

Destination: SPOKANE, WA - PASCO, WA
Sponsor: Tri-City Industrial Development Council (TRIDEC)
Purpose: HANFORD SITE FACT-FINDING VISIT
Date: Aug 18, 2005 (6 days)
Expense: $501.25
source

Destination: NEW YORK - SINGAPORE - MEDAN - BANDA ACEH - JAKARTA - SINGAPAORE - NEW YORK
Sponsor: United States-Indonesia Society
Purpose: FACT-FINDING MISSION
Date: Aug 26, 2005 (8 days)
Expense: $4,473.00
source



* - Trips by all travelers named Sean Hughes.


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.