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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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    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.

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Trips by*

David Malech


Total cost of 11 trips: $27,273.20


Trips traveled under the office of Kevin Brady

Destination: NICARAGUA
Sponsor: Luis R Cerna/Univ of Mobile Nicaragua
Purpose: FACT-FINDING TRIP
Date: Jan 14, 2000 (4 days)
Expense: $940.00
source

Destination: MOROCCO
Sponsor: United States-Morroco Council on Trade and Investment
Purpose: FACT FINDING
Date: Apr 7, 2001 (7 days)
Expense: $3,585.00
source

Destination: DALLAS, TEXAS
Sponsor: Baylor University
Purpose: FACT FINDING
Date: Apr 17, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $1,798.00
source

Destination: BRAZIL
Sponsor: Brazil-US Business Council
Purpose: FACT FINDING
Date: May 26, 2001 (7 days)
Expense: $8,842.00
source

Destination: HOUSTON, TEXAS
Sponsor: Reliant Energy Inc
Purpose: FACT-FINDING
Date: Feb 18, 2002 (1 day)
Expense: $439.31
source

Destination: LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA
Sponsor: California Healthcare Institute
Purpose: FACT-FINDING
Date: Jun 30, 2002 (3 days)
Expense: $3,891.00
source

Destination: BRUSSELS, BELGIUM
Sponsor: Atlantic Council of the United States
Purpose: FACT FINDING
Date: Feb 16, 2003 (6 days)
Expense: $1,468.00
source

Destination: DOMINICAN REPUBLIC
Sponsor: THE DOMINICAN ASSOCIATION OF FREE ZONE INDUSTRIES AND THE NATIONAL FREE ZONE COUNCIL
Purpose: FACT FINDING
Date: Aug 20, 2003 (4 days)
Expense: $2,025.20
source

Destination: DAYTONA, FL
Sponsor: International Speedway Corporation
Purpose: FACT-FINDING
Date: Feb 6, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $822.64
source

Destination: DOMINICAN REPUBLIC
Sponsor: Chamber of Commerce for the USA
Purpose: TRADE CONFERENCE
Date: Feb 11, 2005 (2 days)
Expense: $1,037.05
source

Destination: EL SALVADOR - GUATEMALA
Sponsor: Business Roundtable
Purpose: FACT FINDING
Date: Feb 21, 2005 (4 days)
Expense: $2,425.00
source



* - Trips by all travelers named David Malech.


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.