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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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    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.

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Trips by*

Thomas Kahn


Total cost of 11 trips: $34,722.24


Trips traveled under the office of John Spratt

Destination: OMAN
Sponsor: Oman Chamber of Commerce and Industry
Purpose: FACT FINDING
Date: Apr 18, 2000 (9 days)
Expense: $8,510.00
source

Destination: DRESDEN AND BERLIN, GERMANY
Sponsor: Checkpoint Charlie Foundation
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL
Date: Jul 1, 2000 (8 days)
Expense: $1,980.00
source

Destination: BRUSSELS
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: PARTICIPATE IN INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE
Date: Nov 25, 2000 (4 days)
Expense: $967.00
source

Destination: NY
Sponsor: Citigroup
Purpose: DELIVER REMARKS TO BUSINESS GROUP
Date: Dec 10, 2000 (1 day)
Expense: $662.82
source

Destination: BOSTON-LAS VEGAS-WASHINGTON
Sponsor: Nuclear Energy Institute
Purpose: FACT FINDING
Date: Apr 15, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $1,537.25
source

Destination: WASHINGTON, DC-KOREA
Sponsor: Korea-United States Exchange Council
Purpose: OFFICIAL BUSINESS
Date: Mar 30, 2002 (5 days)
Expense: $3,211.00
source

Destination: KOREA-MALAYSIA-WASHINGTON, DC
Sponsor: US-Malaysia Exchange Association
Purpose: OFFICIAL BUSINESS
Date: Apr 4, 2002 (5 days)
Expense: $3,345.00
source

Destination: BRAZIL
Sponsor: Chamber of Commerce for the USA
Purpose: FACT-FINDING TRIP
Date: May 23, 2003 (9 days)
Expense: $2,299.00
source

Destination: RUSSIA
Sponsor: US-Russia Business Council
Purpose: FACT-FINDING
Date: Aug 7, 2003 (8 days)
Expense: $4,500.00
source

Destination: HOLLAND - BELGIUM
Sponsor: NETHERLANDS ATLANTIC ASSOCIATION
Purpose: FACT FINDING
Date: Apr 3, 2004 (8 days)
Expense: $3,279.17
source

Destination: CAIRO
Sponsor: American Egyptian Cooperation Foundation
Purpose: FACT-FINDING
Date: Jun 26, 2004 (8 days)
Expense: $4,431.00
source



* - Trips by all travelers named Thomas Kahn.


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.