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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*

Phil Kiko


Total cost of 14 trips: $21,108.37


Trips traveled under the office of F. James Sensenbrenner

Destination: TAIWAN
Sponsor: Chinese National Association of Industry and Commerce
Purpose: FACT FINDING / EDUCATION
Date: Jan 2, 2000 (6 days)
Expense: $4,990.00
source

Destination: VISIT TO INTERNATIONAL TECHNOLOGY SHOW
Sponsor: ASSOCIATION FOR MFG TECHNOLOGY PAID FOR EVERYTHING BUT LODGING INTERNATION MFG. TECHNOLOGY SHOW PAID FOR LODGING
Purpose: EDUCATION
Date: Sep 8, 2000 (3 days)
Expense: $850.00
source

Destination: LAS VEGAS, NEVADA
Sponsor: Consumer Electronics Association
Purpose: 2002 INTERNATIONAL CONSUMER ELECTRONICS SHOW
Date: Jan 9, 2002 (1 day)
Expense: $625.00
source

Destination: THE GREENBRIER, WEST VIRGINIA
Sponsor: Congressional Institute Inc
Purpose: HOUSE/SENATE REPUBLICAN PLANNING CONFERENCE
Date: Jan 30, 2002 (2 days)
Expense: $660.00
source

Destination: THE GREENBRIER
Sponsor: Congressional Institute Inc
Purpose: HOUSE/SENATE REPUBLICAN PLANNING CONFERENCE
Date: Feb 6, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $727.66
source

Destination: THE HOMESTEAD
Sponsor: Congressional Institute Inc
Purpose: CHIEFS OF STAFF RETREAT
Date: Oct 23, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $1,454.00
source

Destination: NEW YORK, NY
Sponsor: Congressional Institute Inc
Purpose: CHIEFS OF STAFF RETREAT
Date: Mar 11, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $652.50
source

Destination: SINGAPORE
Sponsor: Institute of Southeast Asian Studies
Purpose: EDUCATION
Date: Apr 3, 2004 (7 days)
Expense: $4,320.86
source

Destination: LAS VEGAS
Sponsor: National Association of Broadcasters
Purpose: ANNUAL NAB CONVENTION
Date: Apr 18, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $984.20
source

Destination: DRESDEN, GERMANY-GORLITZ, GERMANY-BERLIN, GERMANY
Sponsor: Checkpoint Charlie Foundation
Purpose: EDUCATION
Date: May 23, 2004 (7 days)
Expense: $2,300.00
source

Destination: GREENBRIER, WV
Sponsor: Congressional Institute Inc
Purpose: BICAMERAL CONGRESSIONAL RETREAT
Date: Jan 27, 2005 (3 days)
Expense: $636.00
source

Destination: THE GREENBRIER, WV
Sponsor: Congressional Institute Inc
Purpose: BICAMERAL CHIEFS OF STAFF RETREAT
Date: Mar 3, 2005 (2 days)
Expense: $543.00
source

Destination: WILLIAMSBURG, VA
Sponsor: Comptel/ASCENT
Purpose: COMPTEL/ASCENT VOIP POLICY CONFERENCE
Date: Mar 31, 2005 (2 days)
Expense: $1,388.94
source

Destination: LAS VEGAS
Sponsor: National Association of Broadcasters
Purpose: ANNUAL NAB CONVENTION
Date: Apr 17, 2005 (1 day)
Expense: $976.21
source



* - Trips by all travelers named Phil Kiko.


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.