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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*

Kay King


Total cost of 11 trips: $24,796.20


Trips traveled under the office of Tom Lantos

Destination: EGYPT
Sponsor: Egypt's International Economic Forum
Purpose: FACT-FINDING
Date: Jan 14, 2000 (8 days)
Expense: $1,668.00
source

Destination: OMAN
Sponsor: Oman Chamber of Commerce and Industry
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL
Date: Apr 19, 2000 (8 days)
Expense: $8,510.00
source

Destination:
Sponsor: Potomac Foundation
Purpose: CONGRESSIONAL FACT-FINDING VISIT BY STAFF
Date: Aug 15, 2000 (7 days)
Expense: $2,764.67
source

Destination: MIAMI
Sponsor: University of Miami
Purpose: ATTEND SEMINAR "CUBA'S INTERNAL DEVELOPMENTS AND U.S. POLICY"
Date: Nov 17, 2000 (3 days)
Expense: $739.00
source

Destination: PROVO, UTAH
Sponsor: Brigham Young University
Purpose: PARTICIPATE IN CONVOCATION/CONFERENCE
Date: Apr 26, 2001 (4 days)
Expense: $433.00
source

Destination: TURKEY
Sponsor: American-Turkish Council
Purpose: FACT-FINDING; EDUCATIONAL
Date: May 26, 2001 (8 days)
Expense: $4,930.00
source

Destination: SEMINAR AT WYE RIVER PLANTATION, VIRGINIA
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: SEMINAR ON EUROPEAN DEFENSE;NATO;RUSSIA;GERMAN/US RELATIONS
Date: Jul 13, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $340.00
source

Destination: BRUSSELS, BERLIN, PARIS
Sponsor: German Marshall Fund of the United States
Purpose: MEETINGS ON NATO, EO, US-EUR RELATIONS
Date: Jan 9, 2002 (9 days)
Expense: $3,130.03
source

Destination: PROVO, UT
Sponsor: Brigham Young University
Purpose: PRESENTATIONS TO FACULTY AND STUDENTS
Date: Apr 4, 2003 (5 days)
Expense: $667.53
source

Destination: WASHINGTON, D.C.-SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH
Sponsor: Brigham Young University
Purpose: SPEAKER AT A CONFERENCE ON APRIL 30
Date: Apr 28, 2004 (4 days)
Expense: $312.20
source

Destination: PROVO, UTAH
Sponsor: Brigham Young University
Purpose: DELIVER COMENCEMENT ADDRESS FOR MARRIOTT SCHOOL OF MANAGEMENT AT UNIVERSITY
Date: Aug 10, 2005 (4 days)
Expense: $1,301.77
source



* - Trips by all travelers named Kay King.


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.