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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*

Karen Lynch


Total cost of 11 trips: $10,519.35


Trips traveled under the office of Michael Oxley

Destination: NEW YORK
Sponsor: Instinet Corporation
Purpose: FACT-FINDING
Date: Jun 28, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $809.84
source

Destination: ST. LOUIS, MO
Sponsor: American Financial Services Association
Purpose: FACT-FINDING & SPEAKING ENGAGEMENT
Date: Jul 13, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $516.64
source

Destination: BOSTON
Sponsor: Federal Home Loan Bank of Boston
Purpose: ATTEND CONFERENCE
Date: Aug 30, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $882.65
source

Destination: DC - TUCSON, AZ
Sponsor: Community Financial Services Association of America
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL, SPEAKING EVENT
Date: Jan 31, 2002 (2 days)
Expense: $307.46
source

Destination: SAN DIEGO, CA
Sponsor: Food Marketing Institute
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL; FACT FINDING
Date: Feb 2, 2002 (2 days)
Expense: $1,224.05
source

Destination: DC - CHICAGO
Sponsor: CHICAGO BOARD OF TRADE, CHICAGO BOARD OPTIONS EXCHANGE, CHICAGO MERCANTILE EXCHANGE, CHICAGO STOCK EXCH
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL
Date: Feb 28, 2002 (1 day)
Expense: $911.82
source

Destination: DC - BOSTON
Sponsor: American Bar Association
Purpose: PANEL SPEAKER
Date: Apr 4, 2002 (3 days)
Expense: $480.29
source

Destination: DC TO LAS VEGAS, NV
Sponsor: Citigroup
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL
Date: Jan 23, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $1,625.00
source

Destination: D.C. - ST. PETERSBURG, FL
Sponsor: Capital One Financial Corporation
Purpose: SPEAKER AT CONFERENCE/EDUCATIONAL
Date: Mar 6, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $1,976.34
source

Destination: DC - TEMPE, AZ
Sponsor: JP Morgan Chase & Co
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL
Date: May 29, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $1,242.26
source


Trips traveled under the office of Rick Renzi

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



* - Trips by all travelers named Karen Lynch.


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

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    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.