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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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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*

Melissa Koloszar


Total cost of 6 trips: $15,341.16


Trips traveled under the office of James Moran

Destination: TAIWAN, REPUBLIC OF CHINA
Sponsor: Chinese National Association of Industry and Commerce
Purpose: ATTENDING SEMINAR, FACT-FINDING & EDUCATIONAL VISIT
Date: Apr 22, 2000 (7 days)
Expense: $3,580.00
source

Destination: SWEDEN
Sponsor: Saab AB
Purpose: FACT-FINDING; EDUCATIONAL VISIT
Date: Aug 28, 2000 (5 days)
Expense: $5,878.22
source

Destination: NEW ORLEANS, LA
Sponsor: Democratic Leadership Council
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL
Date: Apr 25, 2002 (3 days)
Expense: $1,670.99
source

Destination: SINGAPORE
Sponsor: Institute of Southeast Asian Studies
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL, TO ENHANCE UNDERSTANDING OF US-SINGAPORE TRADE AND SECURITY RELATIONSHIP
Date: Feb 18, 2003 (4 days)
Expense: $1,156.01
source

Destination: MACKINAC ISLAND, MI
Sponsor: Democratic Leadership Council
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL FORUM WITH POLICY SESSIONS AND DISCUSSION OF KEY LEGISLATIVE ISSUES BEFORE CONGRESS
Date: Sep 12, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $1,279.63
source

Destination: NEW ORLEANS, LA
Sponsor: Democratic Leadership Council
Purpose: TO ATTEND THE DLC SPRING RETREAT TO REVIEW KEY NATIONAL ISSUES AND DEMOCRATIC POLICIES
Date: Apr 28, 2005 (3 days)
Expense: $1,776.31
source



* - Trips by all travelers named Melissa Koloszar.


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.