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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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(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*

Jonathan Katz


Total cost of 10 trips: $40,400.29


Trips traveled under the office of Robert Wexler

Destination: INDIA
Sponsor: Confederation of Indian Industry
Purpose: FACT FINDING/CONGRESSIONAL STAFF DELEGATION
Date: Jan 7, 2000 (9 days)
Expense: $6,273.86
source

Destination: TURKEY
Sponsor: American-Turkish Council
Purpose: FACT FINDING/CONGRESSIONAL STAFF DELEGATION
Date: Jul 2, 2000 (7 days)
Expense: $4,813.00
source

Destination: ANKARA AND ISTANBUL, TURKEY
Sponsor: ITKIB Association USA
Purpose: FACT FINDING TRIP-CAUCUS ON US-TURKISH RELATIONS
Date: Feb 14, 2002 (7 days)
Expense: $5,233.50
source

Destination: NY/KUWAIT
Sponsor: Kuwait
Purpose:
Date: May 25, 2002 (5 days)
Expense: $6,314.00
source

Destination: TAIWAN, REPUBLIC OF CHINA
Sponsor: Chinese International Economic Cooperation Association
Purpose: FACT-FINDING
Date: Jan 15, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $3,620.00
source

Destination: U.N. NEW YORK
Sponsor: Humpty Dumpty Institute
Purpose: FACT FINDING
Date: Jul 17, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $547.22
source

Destination: WASH DC-TAIPEI, TAIWAN
Sponsor: Chinese International Economic Cooperation Association
Purpose: FACT FINDING & EDUCATIONAL
Date: Nov 30, 2003 (6 days)
Expense: $4,050.00
source

Destination: VIENNA-BELGRADE-MUNICH
Sponsor: Serbian-American Center
Purpose: FACT-FINDING
Date: Jan 10, 2004 (7 days)
Expense: $1,284.88
source

Destination: ISTANBUL AND ANKARA, TURKEY AND NORTHERN CYPRUS
Sponsor: United States Association of Former Members of Congress
Purpose: TO LEARN OF CURRENT STATE OF US-TURKISH RELATIONS, TO MEET WITH TURKISH PARLIAMENTARIANS TO DISCUSS AREAS OF MUTUAL CONCERN: WAR ON TERROR, MIDEAST, AND CYPRUS
Date: May 28, 2005 (6 days)
Expense: $4,013.83
source

Destination: BEIJING, CHINA-NANJING, SHANGHAI, CHINA
Sponsor: CASI FOUNDATION FOR CHILDREN & CHINA CONTACT FRIENDLY ASSOC.
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL/FACT-FINDING
Date: Jul 2, 2005 (6 days)
Expense: $4,250.00
source



* - Trips by all travelers named Jonathan Katz.


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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    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.
  • 11.10.14

    Radio: The Internet of the 1930s

    Some predicted radio would be a powerful force for democratizing information and spreading knowledge to a vast population previously separated by geography or income. But the new technology also raised anxieties.