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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 |
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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*

Kenneth Kraft


Total cost of 10 trips: $52,732.51


Trips traveled under the office of David Hobson

Destination: JAKARTA, YOGYAKARTA, AND BALI, INDONESIA
Sponsor: United States-Indonesia Society
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL
Date: Apr 6, 2001 (10 days)
Expense: $6,766.50
source

Destination: ISRAEL
Sponsor: American Israel Education Foundation
Purpose: EDUCATION MISSION
Date: Jan 2, 2002 (8 days)
Expense: $2,131.26
source

Destination: BRUSSELS
Sponsor: German Marshall Fund of the United States
Purpose: ASSESS EUROPEAN UNION AND NATO ENLARGEMENT AND REORGANIZATION
Date: Jan 11, 2003 (7 days)
Expense: $2,565.20
source

Destination: JAPAN
Sponsor: Nuclear Energy Institute
Purpose: TOUR JAPANESE NUCLEAR ENERGY FACILITIES
Date: Apr 12, 2003 (6 days)
Expense: $8,593.38
source

Destination: GERMANY
Sponsor: General Atomics
Purpose: TOUR UNITED STATES MILITARY AND GENERAL ATOMICS INSTALLATIONS
Date: Aug 15, 2003 (9 days)
Expense: $7,192.83
source

Destination: BEIRUT, LEBANON - DAMASCUS, SYRIA - BEIRUT, LEBANON
Sponsor: American Task Force for Lebanon
Purpose: MEET WITH GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS FROM LEBANON AND SYRIA ABOUT FOREIGN AFFAIRS, DEFENSE, AND TRADE MATTERS
Date: May 22, 2004 (8 days)
Expense: $2,581.24
source

Destination: LONDON, ENGLAND - NORMANDY, FRANCE
Sponsor: General Atomics
Purpose: TO VISIT BRITISH DEFENSE INSTALLATIONS, PRIVATE AND UNIVERSITY RESEARCH FACILITIES, UNITED STATES NAVY RESEARCH ACTIVITIES, AMERICAN BATTLE MONUMENTS COMMISSION SITE
Date: Jul 25, 2004 (7 days)
Expense: $11,554.90
source

Destination: SINGAPORE
Sponsor: Institute of Southeast Asian Studies
Purpose: TO UNDERSTAND BETTER U.S.-SINGAPORE TRADE AND DEFENSE RELATIONS
Date: Dec 4, 2004 (7 days)
Expense: $3,038.20
source

Destination: WASHINGTON - ULAAN BAATAR - NEW YORK
Sponsor: International Republican Institute
Purpose: TO ASSIST THE STATE GREAT HURAL (PARLIAMENT OF MONGOLIA) TO ESTABLISH COMMITTEE RULES AND HEARING PROCEDURES
Date: Dec 12, 2004 (9 days)
Expense: $3,664.00
source

Destination: RABAT, MOROCCO-MARRAKECH-CASABLANCA
Sponsor: Ribat Al Fath Association for Sustainable Development
Purpose: EXPLORE MOROCCAN ISSUES-ESPECIALLY RELATIONSHIP WITH U.S., FREE TRADE AGREEMENT, POLITICAL AND SOCIO-ECONOMIC REFORM IN MOROCCO, WESTERN SAHARA DISPUTE
Date: Jul 2, 2005 (7 days)
Expense: $4,645.00
source



* - Trips by all travelers named Kenneth Kraft.


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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  • 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

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  • 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.