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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*

Debra Marshall


Total cost of 9 trips: $12,765.35


Trips traveled under the office of Fred Upton

Destination: PHILADELPHIA, PA
Sponsor: American Short Line and Regional Railroad Association
Purpose: TO SPEAK TO CONFERENCE
Date: May 19, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $464.08
source

Destination: CHARLESTON, SC
Sponsor: RAILWAY TIE ASSOCIATION
Purpose: TO SPEAK ON WORKING WITH CONGRESS
Date: Oct 23, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $1,359.66
source

Destination: WASHINGTON DC-DETROIT MI
Sponsor: Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers Inc
Purpose: FACT FINDING ON NHTSA LAWS
Date: Dec 4, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $1,010.93
source

Destination: STOWE VT
Sponsor: Northeast Public Power Association
Purpose: TO LEARN ABOUT DIFFERENT ENERGY NEEDS OF SMALL NORTHEASTERN STATES & TOUR FACILITIES
Date: Aug 1, 2004 (3 days)
Expense: $856.60
source

Destination: INDIANAPOLIS IN
Sponsor: Council of Federal Home Loan Banks
Purpose: TO LEARN ABOUT HOUSING PROGRAMS FOR LOW INCOME & DISADVENTAGED
Date: Aug 5, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $658.57
source

Destination: PORTLAND, MAINE
Sponsor: National Cable and Telecommunications Association and affiliated cable organizations
Purpose: TO LEARN ABOUT CABLE AND VOICE OVER INTERNET PROTOCOL (VOIP)
Date: Aug 12, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $1,109.16
source

Destination: DETROIT, MI
Sponsor: Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers Inc
Purpose: TO LEARN ABOUT THE AUTO INDUSTRY & THEIR DEVELOPMENT OF NEW VEHICLES
Date: Jan 9, 2005 (3 days)
Expense: $2,120.20
source

Destination: SAN DIEGO CA
Sponsor: SBC Communications Inc
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL
Date: Mar 30, 2005 (2 days)
Expense: $2,113.11
source

Destination: BERLIN - POBDCM SPEYER - HEIDELBERG, GERMANY
Sponsor: United States Association of Former Members of Congress
Purpose: TO LEARN ABOUT POLITICAL & ECONOMIC TRENDS IN GERMANY AND SOLIDIFY OUR RELATIONSHIP WITH GERMAN LEADERS
Date: Aug 28, 2005 (6 days)
Expense: $3,073.04
source



* - Trips by all travelers named Debra Marshall.


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.