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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*

Pete Jeffries


Total cost of 11 trips: $31,269.88


Trips traveled under the office of J. Dennis Hastert

Destination:
Sponsor: Congressional Institute Inc
Purpose: CONGRESSIONAL RETREAT
Date: Feb 1, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $589.00
source

Destination: ISRAEL
Sponsor: Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Chicago
Purpose: LEARN MORE ABOUT MID EAST PEACE PROCESS
Date: Jun 30, 2001 (8 days)
Expense: $3,130.00
source

Destination: WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, WV
Sponsor: Congressional Institute Inc
Purpose: PLANNING RETREAT
Date: Jan 30, 2002 (2 days)
Expense: $660.00
source

Destination: WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, WV
Sponsor: Congressional Institute Inc
Purpose: CHIEFS OF STAFF PLANNING RETREAT
Date: Feb 19, 2002 (2 days)
Expense: $624.00
source

Destination: PARIS, FRANCE
Sponsor: Nuclear Energy Institute
Purpose: TOUR NUCLEAR LABS & COMPONENTS FACTORY
Date: Mar 31, 2002 (7 days)
Expense: $3,476.03
source

Destination: TAIPEI, TAIWAN
Sponsor: Chinese International Economic Cooperation Association
Purpose: FACT FINDING & EDUCATION
Date: Aug 6, 2003 (5 days)
Expense: $4,320.00
source

Destination: MOSCOW, RUSSIA
Sponsor: International Republican Institute
Purpose: DEMOCRACY TRAINING FOR STAFF/MEETINGS/SPEAKING
Date: Aug 24, 2003 (7 days)
Expense: $3,860.85
source

Destination: PHILLY
Sponsor: Congressional Institute Inc
Purpose: BICAM MEMBERS PLANNING RETREAT
Date: Jan 29, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $896.00
source

Destination: NYC
Sponsor: Congressional Institute Inc
Purpose: CHIEFS OF STAFF PLANNING RETREAT
Date: Mar 11, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $1,011.00
source

Destination: TOKYO
Sponsor: Nuclear Energy Institute
Purpose: TOUR NUCLEAR FACILITIES FOR ON SITE FACT-FINDING OF SECURITY & PRODUCTION ISSUES
Date: Apr 10, 2004 (7 days)
Expense: $10,901.00
source

Destination: ANCHORAGE, AK
Sponsor: Foundation for Rural Service
Purpose: LEARN CHALLENGES OF RURAL TELCO PROVIDERS
Date: Aug 7, 2004 (4 days)
Expense: $1,802.00
source



* - Trips by all travelers named Pete Jeffries.


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.